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[TPU] PCCooler OC3 W120 Combines Tower-Type Air Cooler with Water Block

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What happens when you mash up a CPU tower-type air-cooler with a water-block? You get PCCooler OC3 W120. This innovative cooler combines a tower-type air cooler design with a water block. First, there's a typical heatsink that has a polished copper base and heat pipes originating from the base, conveying heat to a aluminum fin stack; next, at the top of the stack are fittings that connect the cooler to a liquid-cooling loop. The water tubes pass through the aluminum fin stack just like heat pipes, before reaching the base of the heatsink. At the base, a micro-fin plate and block chamber makes direct contact with the heat pipes and the base below.

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Not sure if this has already been posted. I searched but didn't find anything, so just report if it's a repost.
 
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Price vs. performance?
    
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The article says it can handle thermal loads up to 500 watts. That's a lot.
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This is so smart if it works. More surface area to spread the heat from the CPU before being cooled by the water seems like a brilliant idea. Granted, if it doesn't offer vastly superior performance to a regular water block it seems like a waste of money, since water cooling is popular in part because it looks so cool. This water block would look funky in a case. But if it performs well, who cares? tongue.gif
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This is another piece I'll have to keep my eyes on.
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It may not beat or equal the temps of traditional water blocks at say 4.5Ghz on an i7, but it will have the potential for much higher overall voltages/OC's I would say. What I am trying to say is, it may only match temps at common OC's, but once you push quite a bit higher it will start stretching its legs and edging out the normal water systems. Possibly allowing much more voltage while keeping the same temps as the normal blocks would at lower voltage. That is, if it can truly handle 500w of dissipation.
post #7 of 15
Slap a 200CFM delta on that then hook it up to a loop and watch it go...

That would be most interesting.
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I want to see review ;>,
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Thermaltake did this already several years ago:
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post #10 of 15
I read a guy bashing PCCooler's products for their bad quality, and the guy lived in China right in the hometown of the company. Can't judge this until we see some reviews or something.
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