Originally Posted by Hydroplane
The phase change units do well with 4-6 core CPUs. For example the LD unit can pull down to -30C at 300W. But at the 1000W+ power use of these 18-28 core CPUs (at the clocks achievable with subambient cooling) the temperatures will increase. Still usable, but won't be very cold compared to a chiller or similar.
I'm looking at various chiller setups for my test bench. Nice thing is I can customize them in terms of chiller capacity (1/2 to 2hp), cooling fluid, etc. Plus you can use them for GPUs. Works with compatible off the shelf water cooling parts, but basically takes the place of the radiator. You could achieve temps similar to a single stage phase change with the right setup.
The phase change solution is probably more elegant, though. The LD PC-V10 cases are so nice looking (I'd know, I own a LD PC-V7 lol). They are still available.
Hmm.. good point. Yea, I was hoping LD would create a new phase-change cooler for this CPU but I'm not sure they're even creating new stuff now. Yes, their cases are amazing. Was really close to getting one before going with a Mountain Mods case for my 4x 580 Classified setup back in the day.
Originally Posted by J7SC
^^ This. I have a powerful phase cooler which can bring 4 / 6 and sometimes even 8 cores down to -30 on loads, -45c idle. The problem with single phase coolers (leaving out dual or triple phase monsters which have watt, size and noise issues for consumer applications) is that they cannot react fast enough on heavy-core count CPUs (8c and up) when load suddenly increases, such as a Cinebench run...30 sec later, they may get there, but in the meantime...things crashed.
There are some HD chillers out there which do around 800w, and others like 'Eiszeit' from Alphacool with around 1500w...for a W3175x, and may be a GPU or two, not a bad start...
Never heard of them - is it this one:
Where do you get the bracket/piping (aka setup) for the 3175-X CPU?
Since my rig is in another room, I don't care if it's somewhat loud and takes up space - if it can work easily and work well, I would like to get it. Although it seems like NewEgg doesn't have it.