Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Other Cooling Discussions › Sonic Cooling - Qdrive
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sonic Cooling - Qdrive

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Has anyone ever thought about using this?

Qdrive 2S132K-FAR
Quote:
It is driven by our 2S132W TwinSTAR PWG, and is provides over 20 Watts cooling at 77 Kelvin. The 2S132K uses an improved acoustic-Stirling ("pulse-tube") coldhead, with lower mass and smaller diameter.

I confess that I have a very primitive understanding of cooling engineering, thus don't truly understand whether or not 20 watts of cooling at 77K is good or not.
Pro Tem
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 25oo MSI P67A-GD65 B3 MSi GTX56oTX-Ti Asus Direct CUii GTX56o Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB C3oo 128GB / 2x5ooGB WDGreen / 1.5TB SG LG DvD Burner Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 HP 64 AcerH233H / Acer X2o3H Antec 75oW Raidmax Smilodon Extreme fan mod 
  hide details  
Reply
Pro Tem
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 25oo MSI P67A-GD65 B3 MSi GTX56oTX-Ti Asus Direct CUii GTX56o Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB C3oo 128GB / 2x5ooGB WDGreen / 1.5TB SG LG DvD Burner Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 HP 64 AcerH233H / Acer X2o3H Antec 75oW Raidmax Smilodon Extreme fan mod 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
Well, 20 watts of cooling power is pretty meaningless for today systems, when you consider on average our CPU's have a TDP of 100+W.

Now, 77K, that's pretty frosty. -197C

All in all, not something that's meant to be implemented for general computer cooling.
Gravity
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S 2x Titan X SLI 32GB Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Intel 730 SSD's Custom Dual Loop Windows 10 Vizio 42" 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Orion Spark Antec 1200W Custom Gravity Build Roccat Kone XTD 
Mouse Pad
Sloth E-Sports! 
  hide details  
Reply
Gravity
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S 2x Titan X SLI 32GB Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Intel 730 SSD's Custom Dual Loop Windows 10 Vizio 42" 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Orion Spark Antec 1200W Custom Gravity Build Roccat Kone XTD 
Mouse Pad
Sloth E-Sports! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
20 watts is not enough to cool anything in your computer (well maybe a HDD), however
Quote:
up to about 1000 Watts @ 77K
would be amazing. I am sure the cost would be astronomical. Also the 20 watt version requires 600W to run, the 1000W version probably requires its own power plant.
 
HTPC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k MSI X79MA-GD45 Powercolor 7950 G Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 Swiftech Apogee XT Rev. 1 EK-FC HWLabs Black Ice GTX 240 and a Koolance HX-CU72... 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
MCP 35X and a MCP 350 Koolance 401x2 Opensuse 12.1 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky OCN with cherry blues Antec True Power New 650W Cooler Master CM690 II 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 Gigabyte p55-ud2 GTX 430 G Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Samsung HD204UI Fedora 15 Corsair CX-430 Silverstone GC04 
  hide details  
Reply
 
HTPC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k MSI X79MA-GD45 Powercolor 7950 G Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 Swiftech Apogee XT Rev. 1 EK-FC HWLabs Black Ice GTX 240 and a Koolance HX-CU72... 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
MCP 35X and a MCP 350 Koolance 401x2 Opensuse 12.1 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky OCN with cherry blues Antec True Power New 650W Cooler Master CM690 II 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 Gigabyte p55-ud2 GTX 430 G Skill 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Samsung HD204UI Fedora 15 Corsair CX-430 Silverstone GC04 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yeah, if you dig around at the site for a while, you will find some pricing. I saw the head on the one device and noticed that it's about the same size as a head on a phase cooling unit, so I wondered if anyone else had seen it. For the last couple weeks I had been wondering about acoustic cooling, but only got the gumption to google it today.
Pro Tem
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 25oo MSI P67A-GD65 B3 MSi GTX56oTX-Ti Asus Direct CUii GTX56o Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB C3oo 128GB / 2x5ooGB WDGreen / 1.5TB SG LG DvD Burner Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 HP 64 AcerH233H / Acer X2o3H Antec 75oW Raidmax Smilodon Extreme fan mod 
  hide details  
Reply
Pro Tem
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 25oo MSI P67A-GD65 B3 MSi GTX56oTX-Ti Asus Direct CUii GTX56o Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB C3oo 128GB / 2x5ooGB WDGreen / 1.5TB SG LG DvD Burner Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 HP 64 AcerH233H / Acer X2o3H Antec 75oW Raidmax Smilodon Extreme fan mod 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frozen-Q View Post

Well, 20 watts of cooling power is pretty meaningless for today systems, when you consider on average our CPU's have a TDP of 100+W.
Now, 77K, that's pretty frosty. -197C
All in all, not something that's meant to be implemented for general computer cooling.

Sorry about reviving the zombie but...

This is the second post I've seen dismissing cryocooler because of this low wattage.

There is a wattage curve based on temperature. These items are generally used at very low temperatures. That's why they advertise the wattage at 77K. But it will do 70 watts at 150K, and 150K is still -123 C. So, at a more reasonable temperature for this application, it will probably take out more than enough wattage.

I just wish I could find one with prices on it that was reasonably cheap. I'm thinking it would make a very efficient and quiet water chiller, too.

I contacted one of the sellers of cryocoolers (sunpower). Their units start at $10k and they're optimized for 50-120 K, so... not useful for what we're doing.
Edited by taotree - 8/27/12 at 10:40am
Perseus
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional EVGA NVidia 670 GTX Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Generic DVD Writer XSPC Raystorm EX240 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
PowerCase
Corsair HX650 Corsair 400R 
  hide details  
Reply
Perseus
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional EVGA NVidia 670 GTX Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Generic DVD Writer XSPC Raystorm EX240 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
PowerCase
Corsair HX650 Corsair 400R 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Cooling Discussions
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Other Cooling Discussions › Sonic Cooling - Qdrive