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I wonder if it'll fit inside an SG07/08... thinking.gif
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterFire View Post

Why would you not retail something like this for some extra sales...
Because then their prebuilt PC sales would drop.
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Originally Posted by Alex132 View Post

Rebranded H60-like thing?

that thing doesnt look like Corsair brand at all, just the thin tubes that connect everythng together - why is it that tubes on these Self contained water coolers are always so small and cruddy lookin?
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that thing doesnt look like Corsair brand at all, just the thin tubes that connect everythng together - why is it that tubes on these Self contained water coolers are always so small and cruddy lookin?

The thing is built for convenience and size. Larger tubings translate to taking up more room while increasing expenses. When you buy an AiO WC kit you are buying it because you want something that is moderately effective that is easy to install. Companies on the other end are looking to cut costs as soon as possible as well.
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The main problems with these all in one coolers is that the pumps are usually too weak, the water block not good enough and the pipes too thin. The radiator of my H70 is pretty good but I bet a better pump would do a great job in cooling my CPU even further. I wish I had the money for an XSPC but I don't frown.gif
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Because then their prebuilt PC sales would drop.

Some of these manufacturers won't retail parts so they don't have to keep a specific stock but if you email them they'll usually ship one to you.
     
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post #17 of 25
That rad won't be fitting on most of the mid-towers.
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Still can't outperform a high end air cooler (the Phanteks TH-C14PE), even though it is much louder than an air cooler:
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44dB at idle, where PCs spend most of their time. That's 5dB louder than the Phanteks and 11dB! louder than the Noctua NH-D14:
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61dB at load...fail.
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^ I severely doubt TweakTowns cooler reviews their tests always seem off compared to other reviewers.

On topic, this would go great in a TJ-08E. Anyone know the rad thickness?
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^ I severely doubt TweakTowns cooler reviews their tests always seem off compared to other reviewers.
On topic, this would go great in a TJ-08E. Anyone know the rad thickness?

Yes that would be a cool application, but it isn't going to fit with the hard drive cage installed, that's for sure.
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