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Old 26-10-16, 02:59 PM
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Phononic Hex 2.0 Peltier CPU Heatsink Review



It's not every day you get to play with a Thermoelectric cooler. Needless to say we've been looking forward to getting our hands on the new Hex 2.0 from Phononic.


Phononic Hex 2.0 Peltier CPU Heatsink Review

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Old 26-10-16, 04:08 PM
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As always thanks for the great investigation and presentation of data! I'd be interested in knowing what sort of power draw the different TEC modes incur. If the draw is high enough to really justify that PCIe supply, how does that affect the case temperatures?
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Old 26-10-16, 05:14 PM
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holy cow a pelt!? the 00's called, they want their watercooling back!

in all seriousness I'm gonna have a nose through this later, but hawt dayum, seeing a pelt brings back some memories
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I think that heatsink/material design has gone that far that for something like cpu cooling a peltier module would be considered obsolete...

Why waste more energy in cooling a cpu other than one/two fans spinning...

Pointless..
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While the idea is interesting I really don't see the purpose of a peltier here. Surely as it requires a fairly high amount of electricity to be powered, it is going to be producing heat energy as well. Perhaps that might be contributing to its not-so-great performance.
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Old 26-10-16, 11:23 PM
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I'd be interested to know the power draw on this. Back in my day you 100% could NOT power a pelt off-of a normal PSU, they would totally burn them out. if it is indeed manageable, I'd imagine it's not a very decent pelt and thus seems a bit pointless?
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