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Those look more like copper caps on each fin and just stacked one on top of the other....Thanks Slade its different......I hadn't seen it yet....
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post #3 of 78
ive seen it a few times. im a little sceptical about it.
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ive seen it as well before...hmm wonder how good it is
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I`ve been around heat exchange for nearly forty years, and that looks like it would work fantastically.
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I didn't think heatpipes could conduct as well as water itself

But it would be fun to watch work
    
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hmmm ... seems like the fins would be more effective if they were less restrictive of the flow ... perpendicular to or even if they were more at a slight angle to the flow might yield better results. Seems like it would have some dead spots between the plates as it is.
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They kind of look like the old Cuplex EVO....Aqua Computer Cuplex Evo
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hmmm ... seems like the fins would be more effective if they were less restrictive of the flow ... perpendicular to or even if they were more at a slight angle to the flow might yield better results. Seems like it would have some dead spots between the plates as it is.
That's what I was thinking too, but now that you mention it, I think the way they have a notch on every other fin is how the path of flow works. Hits the first plate and runs to the notch on one end, then runs between plates to the other end, back and forth until it hits the bottom.

But yeah, that's still alot of bends, so I'm sure it's a low flow, high pressure type.
    
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post #10 of 78
It might look cool and all but IMO that won't perform anywhere near as well as a standard waterblock. This is basically a chipset cooler with watercooling set up on the fins..
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