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post #41 of 64
My uneducated take:

Pros:
- No secondary TIM heat transfer required (primary TIM is between CPU and IHS)
- Closer to die heat dissipation: less heat insulation from distance
- Higher flow rate from removing nozzle/micro-channels
- Less chance of gunk build-up due to no micro-channels
- Specific heat and heat capacity of water is greater than copper

Cons:
- IHS surface is not designed to be water tight; porous nature may promote tiny leaks, especially in high-restriction/pressure scenarios
- IHS metal may promote galvanic corrosion (would have to be tested)
- No heat buffer metal block mass promotes higher/more rapid fluctuations in temps
- Having to clean oxidation/gunk/etc from IHS is worse than from a block: cannot use the same cleaning methods
- Loss of strategically located higher surface area from micro-channels
- Temps significantly more dependant on flow rate; related to lack of buffer metal
- Requires a surfactant in the coolant to prevent any air bubbles from forming and to ensure good contact.
Edited by Electrocutor - 8/29/12 at 10:02am
post #42 of 64
One thing is for sure, this water top should be pretty cheap.
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post #43 of 64
Hmm, looking forward to see the temps.

Also, does this design take into account lapped IHS's?
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post #44 of 64
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One thing is for sure, this water top should be pretty cheap.

$48.95


Seems fair.


Somebody buy this already and share info.
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post #45 of 64
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$48.95
Seems fair.
Somebody buy this already and share info.
I'll be ordering one this weekend and I'll be sure to leave a lot of feedback.
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post #46 of 64
Stren has one to test...

Interested to see how it stacks up against the other blocks.
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post #47 of 64
Quote:
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My testing on the 1366 version showed better performance than either Apogee HD or Sniper with PK-1 TIM.

This is what I find interesting.
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post #48 of 64
This block is just asking for trouble. Great idea but just all round trouble.
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This block is just asking for trouble. Great idea but just all round trouble.

If it's too extreme for you then stay away.

There are risks involved with water cooling but there are also rewards.

I think it is an extremely bold and risky design but I'm sure there are some who will eagerly jump on it.
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post #50 of 64
intel should release a cpu with a SECONDARY RAISED IHS and have two holes where you can install barbs/fittings. that would be awesome.
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