More research yeilded a change of mind. I am now concerned with the movement of my case and the weight of the HS. I want to go with a peltier and a heat sink combo. I want to keep the weight down just a little bit.
The research was warning about the 12's weight even in occasional moves. Once I get my group back together, that will happen almost every other weekend, and more than likely at least once during each week. WAY to often to risk this.
Concerns are... Everywhere I look says do not get the dielectric grease into the holes for the CPU, mine is free floating but there are spaces where the CPU sits that I think should be filled. Your answers are??
My rig is a Mid Tower, with plenty of room for everything, the MB has plenty of room all around without bumping anything.
I am not trying to refrigerate the CPU, just cool it down more than what it is now. A lot really does not hurt though.
Condensation, I am in the Navy and if I take this thing underway with me I tend to end up in humid areas, which YES I have read a lot of articles on insulating around the CPU. Has anyone heard of using some form of epoxy and just speading it on, or is the sheeting better?
I have read that Air cooling a peltier does not REQUIRE the insulation, but I do not really feel like dropping the money on another CPU as I would only go with the same one or higher.
And has anyone seen any Mem at 667 in dual channel 512 stix that is in stock?? This ram seems to very hard to find, any clues why or where?