I have a new liquid cooling system (LCS) on the way (XSPC RS360 and Raystorm Kit), and it seems like a shame letting my good nick CM V8 cooler go to waste. So in pulling a few new and old pieces together I am considering using the thermoelectric cooler/Peltier effect to reduce coolant to a below ambient (but above the dewpoint) level by sandwiching a 250 W thermoelectric cooler (TEC) slab between the V8 and a cheap waterblock.
I have seen dribs and drabs on enthusiast forums, but I haven't seen anything as specific as cooling an LCS with this technique.
Note that this will not be for a 24/7 setup. Only when it gets warm, or when I need it for some fun overclocking. Thus I am thinking of using a few quick disconnects in the loop to accommodate a modular nature. This is all thanks to the high draw such a device has on current.
Are there any shortfalls with the plan?
So far, I will need:
- Old 12 V laptop/PSU
- TEC device (eBay)