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post #1 of 22
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I'm stock pilling old hardware for some intro into subzero cooling. I'm looking for a DICE pot, and there doesn't seem to be many US side places to buy them. So far I've seen the Koolance (just down the street) CPU-LN2V2 which I hear works for DICE and the Diamstech ECO from FrozenCPU which also seems to work for DICE.

Are these good options? which one is better? What else is there that isn't over $200?

EDIT: also, can anyone recommend a good press bench? The Diamstech Hard looks like just what I need.

EDIT: stuff I'm gona freeze. Socket A's, socket A's everywhere.




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post #2 of 22
For under $200 I think that's all you're going to find, so my suggestion would be to try and find a used pot. A used pot will preform just as good as a new pot (as long as it's not broken or anything) and it will cost considerably less than a new pot.

Out of the pots that you posted I'm not familiar with how that dimastech pot preforms, but I know that the koolance pot is a good all around pot for DICE and LN2. And it can be found at performance pcs or koolance.com for cheaper than frozencpu.
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wow bit of gear their lol gonna go subzero on some newer stuff as well?
    
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wow bit of gear their lol gonna go subzero on some newer stuff as well?
Heck yes . Gotta get the hang of it first. Also going to be volt modding all of the mobos if I can.
    
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post #5 of 22
I have teh CPULN2V2 from Koolance, its a good pot for DICE and LN2, there are better but ti does the job very good for me. The hold down is very ingenious and the POT has good internal surface area and wieght. The Kingpin(kingpincooling.com) pot is a bit better tho.
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post #6 of 22
Look into either a Koolance V1 or a Koolance V2 for a DICE pot

I love my V2 for dice, works perfectly. Pulls the temps down quick and holds the load.
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Yep, the Koolance pots are great for the money. Tons of surface area on the V2. The only thing it lacks is mass, which is why it's cheaper than a heavier pot like a Gemini.
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Yep, the Koolance pots are great for the money. Tons of surface area on the V2. The only thing it lacks is mass, which is why it's cheaper than a heavier pot like a Gemini.
Isn't the V2 all Al and not copper base? could explain some of the price. Also, I thought the Gemini wasn't meant for DICE (see their product page), just LN2.

Anyone familiar with the situation over at kingpin? Seems they aren't selling stuff atm from reading the info on their forums.
    
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Isn't the V2 all Al and not copper base? could explain some of the price. Also, I thought the Gemini wasn't meant for DICE (see their product page), just LN2.

Anyone familiar with the situation over at kingpin? Seems they aren't selling stuff atm from reading the info on their forums.
It's actually nickel-plated copper. And really, you can use pretty much any pot for dice. Finding a pot that's good with LN2 is the harder part.

Vince is in Taiwan at the moment. If you PM him over at KPC, he can ship you a pot from there. However, EVGA should be picking up the manufacturing and distribution of his pots very soon, i.e. there should be an announcement any day.
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It's actually nickel-plated copper. And really, you can use pretty much any pot for dice. Finding a pot that's good with LN2 is the harder part.

Vince is in Taiwan at the moment. If you PM him over at KPC, he can ship you a pot from there. However, EVGA should be picking up the manufacturing and distribution of his pots very soon, i.e. there should be an announcement any day.

There is some sort of announcement already.

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Taken a few months off getting some stuff switched over and getting the new container lineup ready. Nice little break after so many years of doing this , but its biz time again and were gonna be full steam soon. This time with better rates on international shipping. New look on some pots and the F1 EXTREME EDITION is back enhanced, and will start selling again in ADDITION to the F1 GEMINI pot. New TEK-9 FAT should be available on KPC starting end of next week. Should have pieces ready and I don't expect them to last long before first batch sells out, so if u want one don't hesitate and let me know asap here at XS via PM or at KPC. Teaser of whats coming in the new OVERCLOCKER online mag next issue..check it out.
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