This Cooler DRAWS 545W!!? Bad Cooling Ideas #2

  • Published: 15 September 2019
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  • Phase Panther
    Phase Panther  2 days back

    I'm curious. What would happen if you used a Tec cooler with a custom heat sink tower while submerged in mineral oil?

    The fins on the tower should help dissipate the heat into the oil, and the Tec which is great at cooling until it reaches it's capacity should keep the CPU cool. As long as you have a decent radiator system to cool the oil, I see it working well.

    I do work with mineral oil and truly respect it for it's heat conductivity and electrical insulation properties.

    Do note. I am by no means defending Tec's for the average consumer build. I am just thinking of ways around the limitations it has.

    • Kyle Genereux
      Kyle Genereux  3 days back

      So when you’re doing school work you can just flip over the element

      • Matthew Mangan
        Matthew Mangan  3 days back

        Is it "Alex"? He just annoys me. So smug all the time and seems to be pretty much winging it. Linus listens to him but I just don't get the impression that he is of any use.

        • SCUBAelement
          SCUBAelement  4 days back

          If any of you play From the Depths then you know what a PID is when your craft crashes into a mountain the AI cant see in time...

          • Nova 465 N9WHO
            Nova 465 N9WHO  4 days back

            TEC's or Peltier modules need to be pulse width modulated and temp regulated.

            • VTerran
              VTerran  4 days back

              noobs ':D

              • Nixed
                Nixed  4 days back

                Generally with a TEC set up you use it to chill the water in the loop. Then pop an air cooler on the TEC. I've done it, worked great for me.

                • Sup3rn0va11
                  Sup3rn0va11  5 days back

                  there is no fixed cold and hot side on a peltier, just swap the connection wires and the sides will change

                  • Ciela Light
                    Ciela Light  6 days back

                    That's funny.

                    • jonathan nonya
                      jonathan nonya  1 weeks back

                      There are a fiew things you should change about this set up, since your using a pid controller anyway you should get the relay working and use more lower powered tec module's that equate to at least twice the wattage rating of the cpu. The more surface area you have to dissipate heat to the hot loop the better and use two closed loop systems with antifreeze in the cooling loop incase you get below freezing temps. The warm side just with the same radiator you used in this video, You are hitting bottle necks because of the active surface area, That and your trying to dissipate too much heat through a poor conductor (tec modules are ceramic) even though your moving heat with electrons. Never put the tec in between the cpu and the heat sink use large water blocks on both sides of the tec modules with a fiew tec modules on each water block to cut down on cost and to get heat to them efficiently, they will force all the heat into the hot side of the water loop and the cold side will pull heat away from the cpu much faster even if kept at ambient temps. If you want to do sub ambient temps (will pull heat much faster) you need to water proof your board and use water tube insulation to stop condensation. but all in all its a great start love the experiment videos. Whole room water cooling loop is my favorite. Keep up the good work.

                      • Buzdalys
                        Buzdalys  1 weeks back

                        the end is so damn funny kek

                        • Yin
                          Yin  1 weeks back

                          Alex really seems like he's the one being more realistic and he's a cutie but at the same time Linus is the source of chaos for the sake of experimentation and I love it!

                          • d135
                            d135  2 weeks back

                            That was a total fail because of the test setup!!!!!
                            On the other hand, it was still an entertaining video.
                            Thanks for trying!

                            • Marc-André Servant
                              Marc-André Servant  2 weeks back

                              A PID controller is basically just a few multiply-and-accumulate operations, and since the system it is controlling has a really slow response time, it could be implemented in very weak hardware (think Arduino Nano). Also, since you're controlling DC voltage, you don't need a solid state relay, all you need is one MOSFET and some way to cool the MOSFET (it could be cooled by the Peltier element itself). Theoretically, you could jerry-rig a tiny microcontroller that fits next to the cooler itself, powered by a 5V pin on the motherboard, and with a thermistor and a resistor, make a relatively precise voltage divider that feeds into an analog pin of the Arduino, so the same chip both measures the temperature and controls the MOSFET. Also, instead of just turning it off when it gets too cold, you can adjust the cooling effort linearly using PWM. That way, the temperature can reach a steady state of your choice instead of oscillating around the setpoint like a refrigerator thermostat.

                              • Daniel McDavid
                                Daniel McDavid  2 weeks back

                                That SSR is triac based, so it's AC ONLY. It will pass DC but it won't turn off.

                                • King King
                                  King King  2 weeks back

                                  What about the Peltier cooled Reservoir

                                  • Likea Pro
                                    Likea Pro  2 weeks back

                                    I have a *** Coolermaster V10 *** that ridiculously massive heatsink with a peltier.. happy to send it for you guys to have some fun with if you like :) - Also Hi from South Australia

                                    • Phoenixoverlord17X
                                      Phoenixoverlord17X  2 weeks back

                                      OK well there's a solution just get a 50KW module and hope it works

                                      • Joe Nagel
                                        Joe Nagel  2 weeks back

                                        What if you used the peltier device as the rad instead of directly on the cpu?

                                        • Michael Sears
                                          Michael Sears  2 weeks back

                                          That radiator should just be the side of a computer case instead of the glass

                                          • The End
                                            The End  2 weeks back

                                            Them: "these are 32 amps, rated at that, and we're expecting 32 amps"
                                            Me: noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 80% rule

                                            Anyways the only place TC cooling could be useful is a super silent rig, but at that point you may as well just go for all passive anyways.

                                            • Andrew Gahan
                                              Andrew Gahan  3 weeks back

                                              Should scrap that and build a cloud chamber.. grab a thoriated tungsten tig rod (and maybe a whole tig welder.. for reasons) and look at the pretty alpha trails.

                                              • raptorf123
                                                raptorf123  3 weeks back

                                                Hi linus,

                                                I think you got to change your approach. Back in the day 2000 -2002, I created a liquid cooling set put for my pc using car cabin heat exchanger, 3 inch 220v fan, windshield washer motor 12v and a Jar of jam as coolant reservoir.

                                                If you want to give another try to this tech then you need to use 3, 100watts paltier sandwiched one over another. One connected to 12v , 5,5v and 3 volts respectively. In that way you will have the ability to reach sub zero temperatures of about -40 degree c.

                                                Now what I want you to do is keep on the the air cooler on the processor. As that’s the efficient way to cool it. Use the paltier cooler with the liquid cooling block along side and connect it to the air cooler so that the heat exchange takes place. Paltier alone will not have enough power to cool off a processor that outputting around 80 - 100watts of heat.

                                                Our main aim here is to get the temperature down so that the processor can be used at higher clock speeds. This is the way I think will work. Let me know what you think.


                                                • Krip Killa7615
                                                  Krip Killa7615  3 weeks back

                                                  Did you have a high flow rate for the water cooling? That may have been a factor making it not good at keeping the cpu cool.

                                                  • Ethan W
                                                    Ethan W  3 weeks back

                                                    Hey Linus.. you have to take the pin out of the fire extinguisher for it to work 😂

                                                    • Rev Jonathan Wint
                                                      Rev Jonathan Wint  3 weeks back

                                                      a real way to may it work is put Peltier on the Radiator.. use them to cool that keep the a low setting with passive cpu heat sinks

                                                      • CrazynachoO
                                                        CrazynachoO  3 weeks back


                                                        • Jermaine Minott
                                                          Jermaine Minott  3 weeks back

                                                          dang that's tough i water-tech-cooled my PS4 I'm only using a 60W and like drawing 5 amps

                                                          • Nick Schlager
                                                            Nick Schlager  3 weeks back

                                                            if he ever stopped getting sponsors i might actually watch the first 3 minutes of his videos without skipping

                                                            • Securitor Gaming
                                                              Securitor Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                              Linus is a double agent he said yall wtf eh!🇨🇦👍

                                                              • taith2
                                                                taith2  3 weeks back

                                                                Peltier gets less and less efficient the more power you pump in to it. The most optimal would be "unvervolting" whole bunch of them and instead having single 500W you'd go 500x1W plates. Would be completely pointless and horrible looking, but hey, it would not be overwhelmed! Also would require 2 cooling loops

                                                                • Shcherbyna M
                                                                  Shcherbyna M  3 weeks back

                                                                  It's over nine thousand!!!!!

                                                                  • Hydrocarbon82
                                                                    Hydrocarbon82  3 weeks back

                                                                    One idea I've seen is people have a normal cooling loop then use a TEC to chill the water.

                                                                    You can then use a specialized block for CPU and TEC to optimize cooling for each.

                                                                    • Je-Hyeong Bahk
                                                                      Je-Hyeong Bahk  3 weeks back

                                                                      Hey guys, i think you are running the TEC in a wrong way. You can't put too much current or power to a TEC because the internal Joule heating inside the TEC will overwhelm the cooling power with such a high current, so that the cooling performance of the TEC goes way down. There is an optimal current that needs to flow in the TEC, and you will get a better cooling with a lower power input! A better experiment would be to control the current input to TEC manually, and see when the cooling is best. Good luck!

                                                                      • tyraelswraths
                                                                        tyraelswraths  3 weeks back

                                                                        Linus, Linus, Linus......
                                                                        Great Tech, Terrible implementation.
                                                                        Not going to say that your idea was not good.
                                                                        It was pretty good.
                                                                        If you used the block you made more like an External Radiator
                                                                        And then used a normal Water Cooling Block on the CPU
                                                                        Instead of applying all that cooling directly to the CPU
                                                                        You would be attacking the Fluid and if your pump had a large enough reservoir
                                                                        And your Radiator on your cooling Block was Decent
                                                                        The total Fluid is like A Well and its capable of holding Energy in form of temperature.
                                                                        So if set right, the CPU should never be able to make more heat than the loop can absorb store into the pump reservoir
                                                                        And Kind of like an Eco Instant hot water thing you can get for your house
                                                                        Except the water coming out of the pump is going to your cooling block and coming out @ Exactly what you want it
                                                                        And going back to the CPU
                                                                        Ideally you would not have to run too much of a load on the cooling block
                                                                        If your Rad give a lot of "chances" for the water to pass over it
                                                                        So longer pipes that run off the plate and loop back
                                                                        Giving some Fins to the Excess Copper Could also help out here
                                                                        Giving the water time to soak that temperature and exchange it
                                                                        But by the time it hits the end of the loop it should be at what ever you want
                                                                        I am Guessing 15C Would be a very acceptable target.

                                                                        • infamousacidrain
                                                                          infamousacidrain  3 weeks back

                                                                          21:30 the fans are off on the radiator when everything goes to shit.

                                                                          • anik dey
                                                                            anik dey  3 weeks back

                                                                            The actual cooler is the radiator here ... Water cooler ... Air cooler ...they are just different method of transferring the heat from CPU to the radiator ... The radiator is all that matters .... Peltier unit is making things worse ... Remove that crap and directly use that water block on the CPU ...that Giant radiator would improve cooling ... Thermo electric cooling on a actively heat producing system(like a CPU) is theoretically lame idea...

                                                                            • Daniel Sundman
                                                                              Daniel Sundman  3 weeks back

                                                                              It would be more smart to use the peltier to cool off the water in a tank instead of the cpu directly

                                                                              • Repligon
                                                                                Repligon  3 weeks back

                                                                                I think you should try using stirling engine. Those things are even used for cryogenic applications, but I never seen one used for cpu cooling. You will also be able to do a nice educational video with it.

                                                                                • Jason Bugher
                                                                                  Jason Bugher  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Now we need to try it with refrigerated water and a little bit of glycol. So we tackle it from the other side

                                                                                  • Jason Bugher
                                                                                    Jason Bugher  4 weeks back

                                                                                    You need a industrial electrician engineer they can get that working. Needs a PLC and some feedback and a panelview.

                                                                                    • Lukáš Mojžíš
                                                                                      Lukáš Mojžíš  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Newsflash: There's no reason to introduce a PID controller to this thing. There is one little thing that's fit for the job. Now, pardon my high tech words, and I might confuse a lot of people by saying this, but it's called "The Motherboard". Seriously. You could just use the PWM output to switch the Peltier on and off based on the CPU_FAN header, possibly smoothing it out by using some fuzzy logic by introducing something like Arduino.

                                                                                      • T Est
                                                                                        T Est  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Meh you should have used them too cool the liquid, not the cpu. Anyway fun experiment.

                                                                                        • Ryan McKenzie
                                                                                          Ryan McKenzie  4 weeks back

                                                                                          so you have all the stuff. so why not try using the TEC as a supplementary water chiller. You would need 2 water loops. One just for the TEC's Hot Side, and the other being the system loop. The system loop order would be radiator, TEC cold side, CPU. Let the radiators get the water as close to room temp as they can. Then use the TEC to chill it further. You would probaby need to redesign the TEC water block to be much larger than the TEC and give it a long meandering channel back and forth to keep the water in the block as long as possible.

                                                                                          • Bruce Harrison Jr.
                                                                                            Bruce Harrison Jr.  4 weeks back

                                                                                            The only way to get this to work would involve cooling the actual water while using a conventional loop to circulate the water and cool the CPU. Use the cold side of the tech to cool the water post radiator.

                                                                                            • Michael Hathaway
                                                                                              Michael Hathaway  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Linus - Never use an "end" tap to start cutting threads, use a pointed tap. Also, do not use tap handle. Place pointed tap in a drill and cut the threads in one push, reverse back, done.

                                                                                              • Tsikow Gonzales
                                                                                                Tsikow Gonzales  4 weeks back

                                                                                                show alex's twitter handle

                                                                                                • imaximn
                                                                                                  imaximn  4 weeks back