09-08-2000, 01:19 PM
What are your views out there on Peltier or Thermoelectric cooling? Is it more advantageous or dangerous than traditional cooling methods?
09-09-2000, 11:27 PM
Well, this is a very big can of worms you are opening here, because this essentially boils down to "overclocking or not". http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif
For regular computing, Peltiers are not necessary, and are essentialy a waste of time and money for most people. For overclockers they can have their use, but you have to consider what the goal is: is it to push the envelope for its own sake? If so, the Peltier may get you that extra few MHz you really want. But with the prices of CPUs dropping so rapidly, it's hard for me to see how they make economic sense.
I will admit to not "being into" this sphere of things, so others' opinions may be more valid.
As for safety, I don't think Peltiers are dangerous, as long as you plug them in the right way. Of course you've got major hot-rodders water-cooling their systems, which does strike me as a bit scary... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
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