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The system is quite ingenious, actually.

The liquid supposedly boils at a very low temperature. According to one guy over on XtremeSystems, the liquid would boil simply on the heat your hand gives off. If that's the case, when it's super-heated on a CPU, it transfers heat away from the CPU very quickly. From what I understand about thermodynamics, liquid is an extremely good conductor of heat, which is why liquid-loops are so effective. For water cooled loops, the liquid remains in a liquid state throughout the process and is moved via a pump.

In this design, no pump is required, and heat is moved away more quickly. Think of it like a heatpipe on some really beefy steroids, but the liquid is far better, so heat transfer is more efficient.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is better than a custom water loop for temps. We'll just have to wait and see.
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Novec 7000's boiling point is 93F..I'm guessing that's what this device is filled with.
 
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post #53 of 287
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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post

Novec 7000's boiling point is 93F..I'm guessing that's what this device is filled with.

Quite probably.

The beauty of a contained system and their tri-metal plate is that the fluid doesn't have to be non-conductive or non-corrosive. They could use a cheaper fluid with similar thermal properties.
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post #54 of 287
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

The system is quite ingenious, actually.

The liquid supposedly boils at a very low temperature. According to one guy over on XtremeSystems, the liquid would boil simply on the heat your hand gives off. If that's the case, when it's super-heated on a CPU, it transfers heat away from the CPU very quickly. From what I understand about thermodynamics, liquid is an extremely good conductor of heat, which is why liquid-loops are so effective. For water cooled loops, the liquid remains in a liquid state throughout the process and is moved via a pump.

In this design, no pump is required, and heat is moved away more quickly. Think of it like a heatpipe on some really beefy steroids, but the liquid is far better, so heat transfer is more efficient.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is better than a custom water loop for temps. We'll just have to wait and see.

Liquids are poor heat conductors, their advantage is heat capacity.
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post #55 of 287
We need prices and performance measures before drawing any conclusions but this does sound very interesting.

Something to add to that Skylake/DDR4/Windows9/DP1.3Monitor 4K build I'm going to do in a few years!
post #56 of 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post

Liquids are poor heat conductors, their advantage is heat capacity.

There you go. thumb.gif

That's why liquid is part of the equation in most modern high-end cooling solutions (including heatpipes)
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post #57 of 287
Temps!

Innovation is fine as long as its better than whats currently out.
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Highly interested in seeing more of this. Nice to see so much innovation popping up with tech this year biggrin.gif
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post #59 of 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

The system is quite ingenious, actually.

The liquid supposedly boils at a very low temperature. According to one guy over on XtremeSystems, the liquid would boil simply on the heat your hand gives off. If that's the case, when it's super-heated on a CPU, it transfers heat away from the CPU very quickly. From what I understand about thermodynamics, liquid is an extremely good conductor of heat, which is why liquid-loops are so effective. For water cooled loops, the liquid remains in a liquid state throughout the process and is moved via a pump.

In this design, no pump is required, and heat is moved away more quickly. Think of it like a heatpipe on some really beefy steroids, but the liquid is far better, so heat transfer is more efficient.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is better than a custom water loop for temps. We'll just have to wait and see.

If the heat doesn't come out of the liquid/gas fast enough though (this seems like a pretty small design.. high end OC you're talking what 200w on intel, 300w on FX?) then the result won't be too good
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yes, that radiator still limits the total heat dissipation so there aren't going to be miracles
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