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http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/14/j...-power-supply/



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Aside from the potential fire hazard implications, we're a bit stumped as to why a vanilla 450-watt power supply would actually need such superfluous cooling measures in place, but we can assume that this bad boy is whisper quiet until it springs a leak. Nevertheless, JSP Tech's interesting new PSU was spotted at Computex with a CPU cooling extension tackily attached to it, but we've no idea if or when this admittedly questionable device will ever hit the market.
Not sure if this is the first one ever, but it may be the first one available for consumers.
    
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Nope... Koolance came out with theirs already. It performs well.. but for the price, you can just get a PCP&C one.

This one... I would have to say is junk. Check their website. No experience in watercooling and Tier 3 PSUs... no thanks.
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Nope... Koolance came out with theirs already. It performs well.. but for the price, you can just get a PCP&C one.

This one... I would have to say is junk. Check their website. No experience in watercooling and Tier 3 PSUs... no thanks.
Cool, thanks for letting me know. Yeah I have never heard of this company as a premier PSU maker. Or a water cooling manufacturer for that matter.
    
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Seems like an expense not worth the trouble, but honestly, PSU's get pretty hot...
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post #5 of 21
It would improve efficiency i would think.

Doesn't a PSU perform more efficiently at a lower temp?

And yeah, why is a simple 450 watt PSU being water cooled again? Why not water cool your P3 Dell
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Water cooled? For what? It's not like those things can be overclocked.

Crying out loud. AFAIK, that's the whole point of water cooling.....so we can push CPUs, GPUs and now RAM to......beyond its limits.

That's never going to take off.
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It appears that some of you have mistaken the purpose of this PSU. Whether or not the PSU is water-cooled itself does not play into the equation, but the fact that the PSU contains a radiator, pump, and probably a reservoir inside of it to provide cooling to the CPU via that horribly thin looking CPU block.

Intelligent thinking, as most PSUs sit directly above the CPU and provide immediate exhaust to the case, as the journalist mentioned. If only it sported a beefier looking block and some higher wattage outputs, it may have had something going, especially a few months ago during the Pentium D craze.
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It appears that some of you have mistaken the purpose of this PSU. Whether or not the PSU is water-cooled itself does not play into the equation, but the fact that the PSU contains a radiator, pump, and probably a reservoir inside of it to provide cooling to the CPU via that horribly thin looking CPU block.

Intelligent thinking, as most PSUs sit directly above the CPU and provide immediate exhaust to the case, as the journalist mentioned. If only it sported a beefier looking block and some higher wattage outputs, it may have had something going, especially a few months ago during the Pentium D craze.
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I think that the whole thing is a decent idea. Great for the water cooling enthusiast who wants every piece of hardware water cooled. Regardless of how good the PSU cooling fan is, some heat will still be radiated throughout the case. Watercooling could make cooling a little more efficient. Not sure if it would be a noticeable improvement though.
    
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It would improve efficiency i would think.

Doesn't a PSU perform more efficiently at a lower temp?

And yeah, why is a simple 450 watt PSU being water cooled again? Why not water cool your P3 Dell
No, efficiency is kinda/sorta a measurement of the heat given off. It will still give the same amount of power off, so it doesn't change efficiency, only the mode of transportation of the heat.
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