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Will EK attempt a Peltier cooling?

Will EK attempt a Peltier cooling?

In a new video from Linus Tips Tech, entitled “The world’s fastest gaming PC, so far”, the most discerning gamers were able to see a new component from EK Water Blocks.

A new cooling system is presented alongside an Intel Core i9-10900K at 5.4 GHz and a 360mm front radiator. (we also have our 10900K at 5. 4 GHz).

Although this system has been heavily censored, we can see a series of cables coming out of the block, including a PCIe power cable which might suggest that we are in the presence of a thermoelectric cooling device, which uses the Peltier effect to transfer heat from the CPU. This hypothesis holds up when we see that the PC in question uses a 1600W power supply, which is largely oversized if we consider the components used. However, it is clear that Peltier effect systems require a lot of power to operate and this is their biggest flaw! The presence of this 1600W would be justified by the use of such a process.

EK WB Peletier

There is nothing new in the use of the Peltier effect. This type of system has been used for a long time in industrial applications and has proven its effectiveness. However, this efficiency comes at the price of a significant energy consumption, which has clearly blocked its take-off in conventional PCs due to power supply problems and costs.

PC Sauna EK WB

If we add to this an upward trend in the overall consumption of components in recent months (new graphics cards and new CPUs), at the very least, we would say that this system is not politically correct. Finally, if the efficiency of a CPU block has a Peltier effect, there is no doubt that all the energy captured with this system will have to be evacuated somewhere. That’s where the 360mm radiator comes in, you might say. But it will also be necessary to live in a room where the CPU is well cooled but where a PC runs on a 1600W power supply and other high-end components.

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