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We all know that water conducts heat much more efficiently than air, but is it so effective that a water-cooling kit can run without any fans?

which foregoes the standard radiator/fan setup in exchange for a massive external radiator that can either be bolted to the side of your case or free stamding.

We expected the passive cooler to run super hot and cause instability with your system

As stated previously, the radiator is passive, meaning it moves heat from the system and out of its heat exchanger without using fans. In a typical fan-based setup, water flows through tiny channels in a radiator and the heat moves from the water into the cooling fins.

A fan blows cool air over the fins in order to blast heat out of the system. With smaller radiators, or radiators placed inside a case, a fan is absolutely necessary in order to dissipate heat from the radiator, but with a huge external radiator, a fan isn’t needed—after all, the device isn’t surrounded by smoldering hardware.

External radiators are also sublimely easy to set up (just set it on your desk), don’t occupy precious space inside your case, and operate in absolute silence thanks to their fanless nature.

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Oh Ok, I get you now...Those Innovotek? I know it's spelled wrong...are made from aluminum..Not good to mix aluminum and copper WB's and rad's, it will cause corrosion fairly quickly...

Take a look at these Cape Cora's, a lot cheaper but the same corrosion problem to......Alphacool Cape CORA 142 Convect Single - Black Products Model: 14903 [14903] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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