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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
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..


I don't think any of us would actually use something like that...Its like all the rest of their WC'ing stuff its pure junk........
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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.
exactly what i was thinking!!! i think no thought went into this block at all, just a "look nice" block from Tt to get some attention!
Imagine the pressure drop on this thing!
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Yeah, just go read neweggs reviews on their TT systems for a while....those poor..poor people. Probably scared away alot of good would be water coolers with all them failing pumps and cracking blocks..

Thermaltake sucks at making anything other than cases and fans...had to throw that in there because of my armor..
    
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Aqua RX Series-R2 UFO CPU Waterblock

For more info go here: http://www.thermaltake.com/product/L.../cl-w0092.asp#

Lol look at those fins, they arent even evenly spaced appart!!
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Yeah, just go read neweggs reviews on their TT systems for a while....those poor..poor people. Probably scared away alot of good would be water coolers with all them failing pumps and cracking blocks..

Thermaltake sucks at making anything other than cases and fans...had to throw that in there because of my armor..
Lol i love my aromr as well , cant complain about that.
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Lol look at those fins, they arent even evenly spaced appart!!
That's ok, once the acrylic cracks like most TT blocks do, you won't even notice
    
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That's ok, once the acrylic cracks like most TT blocks do, you won't even notice
haha good one!
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post #18 of 78
i came up for an idea for a block like this a couple months ago and i posted a thread about it... i think they stole my idea

if the fins werent perpendicular to the flow i think this thing would be great... but they are so it's gonna suck
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I'm pretty sure this would be no more effective than a standard block. Think about it... When your CPU is on FULL load, touch the fins on your heatsink, I know that on my BT they are pretty much cool to the touch... the heatpipes are a little warm, but the fins are cool.. so why on EARTH would running water over cool fins do anything? It wouldn't, most likely they'll just impede the path of water and decrease performance.
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post #20 of 78
Leave it to Thermaltake to come up with a great concept and half-ass it.Those fins will completely kill the flow. The heat pipes need to be bent down so that the liquid can run right through the fins. Putting c-shaped heat pipes on their sides and attaching fins vertically instead of horizontally would probably make this design very effective. The liquid would be absorbing heat from the block and both heat pipes. But the way they did it the heated liquid can't escape fast enough to make a difference.

I think someone is going to have test this on something that doesn't suck - maybe we're going to have to enclose a tuniq tower or XP120 and see what happens
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