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post #11 of 29
The advantage over copper is 2%, but the price? This is a stupid gimmic to make us bye expencive coolers. And we will go for it, as always. Better to use copper and but the extra money in other parts of the cooler.
Link to a Thermal conductivity table:
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu.../thrcn.html#c1
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post #12 of 29
Huh? What part of the Cryo-z is silver?
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post #13 of 29
You can se the end of them on both sides.
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post #14 of 29
Pic? Every pic of the Cryo-z that I've seen looks like this - no silver bars
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Check the link in the first post. Nice picture of the CPU block.
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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bimmer520 View Post
Check the link in the first post. Nice picture of the CPU block.
lol
A) That is an OCZ cpu block - not the Cryo-z. The cryo-z is not reviewed in that article - it just says that it will be in the next
B) I highly doubt that OCZ made the barbs on that silver - thats probably just steel. If anything would be silver it would be the part that is in contact with the IHS. The barbs don't take part in thermal transfer, so there's no reason to make them silver
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post #17 of 29
OK, I did not read the article. I was just refering to Wankerfx's original post that claims it uses silver rods. Maybe he can clarify this.
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post #18 of 29
The little rods that are touching the IHS are silver, the Barbs have nothing to do with the thermal conductivity, they are probably just steel...

See that water block has a copper base with a lot of holes drilled in it, the holes have silver rods in them and the silver runs up into the reservoir and the water runs over them...

Like you said, Silver is barely any improvement voer copper, you are not going to see some big difference if any at all....

According to the Thermal conductivity chart he gave
Alluminum is .50 (cal/sec)/(cm2 C/cm)
Copper is .99 (cal/sec)/(cm2 C/cm)
Silver is 1.01 (cal/sec)/(cm2 C/cm)
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post #19 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by frogy View Post
See that water block has a copper base with a lot of holes drilled in it, the holes have silver rods in them and the silver runs up into the reservoir and the water runs over them...
I hope they used some kind of a sealant or something between the two metals, otherwise that block is gonna corrode and fall apart.
post #20 of 29
All refrigerants works the same way, just some arent as efficient. All they need for a workarount is a refrigerant that is legal in the US. But then it might not cool as well as the one in China.
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