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Old 27th June, 2002, 04:51 PM
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Problem with peltiers is they are grossly in-efficient. To get the same performance from a TEC instead of a rad, the heatsink would have to be the size of your case! Its doable, but not nearly as effective. A 2 litre reservoir could cope with my XP1800 no problem 31c load temps!

You could use an Evaporative cooler or "bong" i have one down my shed, they can be made quiet, and small, (mines a traditional one, huge, and sounds like a waterfall) Only real problem is you cannot use water additives, and are very high maintenance, they evaporate water at quite a rate!

You could even go silly and put a simple copper coil into a bucket of water in a freezer! this will be fairly efficient and give excellent results!
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