|Ultra ChillTec TEC CPU Cooler ULT33186|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 13 August 2007|
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Introduction: Ultra ChillTec
A TEC (thermo-electric cooler) also known as a "Peltier Cooler", is a solid-state active heat pump capable of transferring heat from one side of the device to the other. The Ultra ChillTec CPU cooler ULT33186 uses a TEC, sandwiched between two copper plates, each plate with four heat-pipes leading to a large fan cooled radiator. Because TEC's are capable of cooling below room temperature, often condensation is a concern. But not with the Ultra ChillTec.
The ChillTec's control unit does not apply power to the TEC unless the CPU reaches a certain temperature. Up to this point, the CPU is cooled by the heat-pipes on the "cold" side of the TEC. Once the CPU is hot, power is applied to the TEC and the CPU is chilled. The hot side of the TEC is cooled by the second set of heat-pipes. This perfect balance of thermo-electric cooling and heat-pipe cooling ensures the CPU is kept at the perfect operating temperature. Ideal for hardcore cooling, Benchmark Reviews will discover the potential advantages over standard air cooling solutions.
Ultra is a popular name amoung gamers and hardware enthusiasts. With a very wide array of products, it should be no surprise that they have opened their name to Peltier coolers as well. The Ultra ChillTec is just as colorful as other Ultra products, but even more so with the ULT33186 controller unit.
The Ultra ULT33186 ChillTec TEC controller unit features a four different color schemes on the LCD display, allowing you to install this device in any available 5.25" device bay and match the screen to the rest of your design. This control unit display also works very well in bright natural light environements, which allows you to disable the colored backlight to enable black-only LCD display.
About the company: Ultra Products
Ultra Products is a global, technology-solutions provider with headquarters in Fletcher, Ohio. The company strives to offer a wide range of solutions, products and services all with a common thread: Innovation, value and quality. It is Ultra's mission to be the best provider of technology-solutions in the global market. By offering superior, innovative products and ensuring a high level of customer service, Ultra guarantees its customers receive an exceptional value in everything they do.
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Ultra Products will continue to design exclusive, breakthrough add-ons and components that make end users' computing experience more exciting and enjoyable!