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Found this on newegg, never seem one of these before. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835124016
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Looks like a mess to me.

There is no cheap way to do water cooling. Water cooling should never be seen as a cheap performance booster. Rather, it is quite an expensive hobby. Something that should only be done right. The price to performance ratio on water cooling is horrible, so it should be done because you enjoy it.
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It probably has a phase-change liquid inside of it. Basically a liquid that turns to gas when heated and then returns to liquid form when cooled.

Thus the heat pipes are probably just filled with something of that nature.
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I read a few reviews, they perform worse than many air coolers.
    
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I read a few reviews, they perform worse than many air coolers.
Linky?
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I can't find it ^_^; I just sort of read the review then filed it under "not better than my current cooler" then forgot about it. here is a similar product:

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1028&pageID=3001

Sorry I couldn't find the review, but either way the radiator is too small to dissipate much heat, TT big water SE would even be a better choice (though not a terribly good one).
    
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Yup, big old piece of junk. It is a gimmick.
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Creepily enough, this review just came out today

http://www.overclockers.com/articles1462/

it confirms that this is a hunk of junk, and in their words "more for show than performance".
    
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Yup, big old piece of junk. It is a gimmick.
Maybe that's why no one is buying it.
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