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post #11 of 21
Lol, that's stupid. My 600W is cooled by a fan. And if PSUs are made right they don't need much cooling.
    
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post #12 of 21
Wait this thing has a CPU block lol? So it is meant to WC your CPU? Did i miss something?
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by STICK STICKLY View Post
Seems like an expense not worth the trouble, but honestly, PSU's get pretty hot...
My 1000 Watt PSU stays at 50c at a constant 24\\7...
    
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post #14 of 21
you guys are missing something

to me it looks liek the psu is cooled by the radiator fan, which is enclosed in the PSU. the psu has a internal radiator, and pump, its designed to cool the cpu.

you see it has a water cooling block outside, its for beginners water cooling. probably not very good but, the psu it self doesn't seem to be water cooled, its a psu and water cooling system all in one. you attach that block to your cpu. making for a clean water cooling system with only 2 lines running in you r case. very clean.

i dunno about how good that psu or cooling is, but its a cool idea.
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post #15 of 21
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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.
Actually... PSUs can be overclocked. Koolance took a 850w PSU and watercooled it to 1200w.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=110



This design is a waste. PSUs are already cramped... how can they fit a decent pump and radiator in a normal sized PSU? It is a waste of needed space inside the PSU.
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post #16 of 21
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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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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by STICK STICKLY View Post
Seems like an expense not worth the trouble, but honestly, PSU's get pretty hot...
Google "Seasonic S12 Energy+" PSU. Whisper quiet, doesn't get warm. Over 80% efficiency(advertised at 88%?), and Seasonic is known for being hard on their PSUs when rating them.

Ex: When doing efficiency and load testing, most companies would pick "room temperature"(25C), while Seasonic heats up the air to 50C. That ensures their PSUs work as advertised, just about anywhere on this planet. It also means you get better results than advertised, if your computer is surrounded by 25C air.
     
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post #18 of 21
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Google "Seasonic S12 Energy+" PSU. Whisper quiet, doesn't get warm. Over 80% efficiency(advertised at 88%?), and Seasonic is known for being hard on their PSUs when rating them.

Ex: When doing efficiency and load testing, most companies would pick "room temperature"(25C), while Seasonic heats up the air to 50C. That ensures their PSUs work as advertised, just about anywhere on this planet. It also means you get better results than advertised, if your computer is surrounded by 25C air.
Most quality name companies provide specs at 40-50C. I believe PCP&C specs are at 40C. Either way, this is much more realistic than 25C. Temperature does affect PSU performance.
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post #19 of 21
hmm, what they should have done was not a water cooled psu, but a psu that is seperated inside and has a built in radiator. i have a poorly drawn picture but i hope you get the idea...

EDIT: eh..just realized its a bad idea, but seems cool. ill just dream...
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post #20 of 21
my psu is the last place i want water anywhere near
    
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