So, bringing back some EXTREME into the cooling scene.... in the form of EXTRA MILD! lol
OK, so, we've all established that Peltiers are generally a 'bad idea', they use too much power, they often dont have enough thermal mass to STAY cool on top of a modern CPU, and so on and so forth.
But I got to thinking;
Now that we have 240mm radiators (especially AIO sealed systems), would a tiny peltier cooler, with the cold side against the rad (or reservoir, if you're so lucky) make a single degree of difference?
Lets say, I had my fans in a suck through, blow out configuration.
Outside air | Case wall | <Fan< | Radiator | rest of case internals.
Would I see a single degree of improvement by going:
Outside air | Case wall | <Fan< | peltier | Radiator | rest of case internals.
Obviously with the cold side against the Rad.
You may have noticed over the years, my goal in modding is being well above par, and rarely the very best (like no one ever was).
As such, if this idea cools the radiator by, say, 5*C better than someone else in the same room without a peltier, I'd call it a win.