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post #11 of 37
Sounds intriguing, would love to see reviews
post #12 of 37
without review, this is nothing

patiently awaiting for 2011-3 cpus!
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For $150, it better perform well beyond what is currently available in the HSF market. You don't ask double what top tier HSF offerings already are, and only perform just as well. Who do they think they are, Nvidia?
    
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For $150, it better perform well beyond what is currently available in the HSF market. You don't ask double what top tier HSF offerings already are, and only perform just as well. Who do they think they are, Nvidia?


nah, people wouldn't pay an extra 100$ for the hip new thing right /s


OT: do want to see results, should have gone out to reviewers
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Ugh.. That TEC won't work well in that orientation and configuration at all.
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For $150, it better perform well beyond what is currently available in the HSF market. You don't ask double what top tier HSF offerings already are, and only perform just as well. Who do they think they are, Nvidia?

Wow. HOLD ON. This thing has the signs of actually being the real ******* deal.

First, the $150 price tag set me off. That's above 280mm CLCs--comfortably above. It's going to compete with those, with a single 92mm fan?

Second, they've apparently partnered with Maingear and Lenovo already. And not just "we want exposure" marketing kinds of partnership--Maingear is singing some real praise here for Phononics:
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There's been a lack of cooling innovation in our market place for quite some time. It's very exciting to see Phononic doing something about it," said Wallace Santos, CEO of Maingear. "It's not easy to show cooling performance in the same class as a liquid cooler in such a small form factor. We're thrilled to showcase the HEX 2.0 in the SHIFT and X-Cube chassis at E3.

If you don't know Maingear's pedigree: they still use, years later, that insane Indigo Xtreme reflow TIM (literally a metal pad that melts between the IHS and the CPU cooler) on their systems. I doubt most people on OCN even risk that. Maingear pushes the limit. I doubt they'll move to the HEX 2.0, as they already use custom loop cooling....but, see, that's the weird thing: why would an OEM that specializes in custom liquid cooling and crazy melting metal TIM be singing praises for a little air cooler?

Third, and this sealed the deal, they've got a number of other business/enterprise-class hardware pieces. They wouldn't go mucking around in random things (and charging 2x premiums and partnering with Lenovo/Maingear) unless they had real performance.

Huh.

I'm calling it now: it's got at least the performance of an H100i, if not better.

EDIT: Damn it, never mind. frown.gif I got hyped up.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1604658/youtuber-e3-photonic-hex-2-0-tec-cooler-seems-to-be-actually-launching/0_30#post_25311821
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Sounds a bit like a shill...
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Sounds a bit like a shill...

No. I think it's actually it. I think it will perform at least as good as the NH-D15 and trade places with most 240/280mm CLCs.
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post #19 of 37
OK, damn it, I was wrong.
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Phononic also includes a driver suite which enables the user to manage the cooling profile and change LED colors on the cooler. Phononic had a working demo available with an Intel Core i7-4790K overclocked to 4.6GHz. With the Hex 2.0 turned to the “Insane” profile, it was able to keep temperatures under 90ºC under full load. While that’s not revolutionary by any means, it’s very impressive for a cooler of this size.

http://www.custompcreview.com/news/e3-2016-phononic-unveils-thermoelectric-cooler/30205/

I need to know volts and what stress tester they were using, but it's not so great. It's good for its size.
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post #20 of 37
If this thing doesnt have sqaure wave PWM for temp control to keep condensation to a minimum, this thing is gonna brick systems.
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