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that's like calling a tiger a zebra just cause it has stripes, four legs, and moves.

it's the differences that seperate them apart and also what makes each one unique.
Not really. A heat pipe truly does use phase changing as the mechanism for moving the heat through the pipe. It is a liquid, usually water inside the pipe.
    
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It's simple. We kill the batman cool the entire world by a good 15 degrees to increase the versatility of air cooling.

There are no foreseeable problems with this plan.
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It's simple. We kill the batman cool the entire world by a good 15 degrees to increase the versatility of air cooling.

There are no foreseeable problems with this plan.
Actually I think it is liquid cooling that is going to be in trouble. If the chips are running much cooler and more efficient then why spend all that money on a fancy loop when a nice heatpipe is more than sufficient?
    
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So, basically, say bye bye to watercooling?

I will always favor watercooling over air. Water is just alot of fun and looks lovely.

PS: TOTORO!
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I have been wondering if the i7 1366 chips will be the hottest, most power hungry chips in history. Do I have the most beastly, power consuming, hottest chip ever?

I think they are only going to get more efficient and cooler as the lithography gets smaller and smaller
Actually, I think the i7 8xx chips are going to be the hottest. Up above 4GHz they get real hot real fast. I'd like to see a direct comparison, though. Graphs would be enough.
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Heatpipe vs vapor chamber. I've seen vapor chambers on video cards recently.
Vapor chamber pics.
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Maybe in the future Processors, and other components won't generate heat. Phasing out heatsinks all together
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post #18 of 65
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Actually I think it is liquid cooling that is going to be in trouble. If the chips are running much cooler and more efficient then why spend all that money on a fancy loop when a nice heatpipe is more than sufficient?
Except CPU's are not the only thing that watercooling is able to cool. So long as Motherboards, GPUs and other chipsets generate the heat there will be a place for watercooling.


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Maybe in the future Processors, and other components won't generate heat. Phasing out heatsinks all together
That would require a completely new design on modern electronics.
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Have we reached the end of an era?
Good point and for that, I repped you sir. I don't believe we've reached the end of an era. Air cooling is always gonna be here since there are people who doesn't want to go through the hassle of setting up and maintain the full loop. I've been here almost 2 years and I've seen quite a numbers of posts stating why they've gone from full water back to air.

As for the stock fans, there's aways gonna be aftermarket audience (namely us, enthusiasts) but like CC said, I want to see some new invention instead of just heatsinks getting bigger and bigger (just look at NH-D14). All I can say is, I can't wait to see what's next in terms of heatsink design.. maybe something that will integrate some sort of air duct/tube into a case and sell the whole thing as a kit. Something that isn't quite as big but does effective job of bringing down the temps.

Hopefully we won't have to wait long for something new and exciting to come along.
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I don't think we've seen the end of necessity for cooling solutions by a long shot, not when you consider how far graphics have come, and are going (3d?).
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