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NorthQ Siberian Tiger Liquid Cooling Kit

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I have searched the good old internet and found this cheap watercooling kit £50 - £60. It will cool a dual core processor very well.


Taken from http://www.scan.co.uk

Specification• Pump: Proprietary AC/DC hybrid technology with high-precision ceramic bearings and RPM monitor (3pin)

• Heat exchangers: 120 x 120mm

• Tubes : 35cm flexible steel tubes with plastic cover

• Fan: NorthQ Extreme silent 120mm FAN, with blue LED light, on/off light switch

• System performance: Rth Ëœ 0.13 °C / W

• Liquid: Non-toxic, non-flammable liquid that does not expand with changes in temperature

• Complete Noise level: <20 dBA

• Lifetime: 50,000 hours [MTTF]

Socket Compatibility
• 1366 (B)
• 478
• 754/939
• 775
• 939
• 940
• AM2
• AM2+
• AM2/AM2+









AMD AM2 5600 Processor @ 2.8GHz

The NorthQ NQ 3850 Siberian Tiger did a satisfactory job at cooling that AMD AM2 5600 processor. Although it did not achieve the lowest scores in the testing, it still offered a lower noise level over the air coolers used. I feel the average users looking at a product such as the Siberian Tiger is going to be looking for the lower noise levels over the lower temperatures. For those that are looking for the lowest temperature, they will likely be leaning toward a more configurable water cooling solution. With that in mind I feel the NorthQ Siberian Tiger did pretty good job at cooling while staying noticeably quiet. The score here is

The Siberian Tiger doesn't look bad when compared against the standard water cooling setup. The polished side covers on the radiator does give it a little extra shine. The fan looks good as well and has the option of turning the Blue LEDs On/Off based on preference. We don't see any bulky hose clamps, which makes it that much cleaner. I'll give it a

The NorthQ goes for around $139 here in the US (@ FrozenCPU) which is comparable to other water cooling kits. As mentioned, the cooler does perform satisfactorily while providing a lower noise level. It would have been nice to have seen it at least match the air cooler performance. With everything being sealed and there being no maintenance required after installation.

Installation and Functionality
Installation of the Siberian Tiger is pretty much straight forward and only requires a minimal amount of effort when compared to a standard cooler. Although the Siberian Tiger will not fit in all cases. It should easily cover most of the Mid-Tower to Full-Tower cases without much of a problem, while trying to use this in a SFF case might be a bit more challenging. The biggest downfall I see is the lack of being able to expand the setup to include cooling in other areas.
• Performance 8.0
• Aesthetics 9.0
• Value 9.0
• Functionality 7.0
• Total Score 8.1


• Very acceptable noise levels.
• Installs relatively easy in most cases.
• Respectable price.
• 100% maintenance free.
• Supports multiple sockets.


• Will not work in all cases.
• Can not be modified to add in cooling for other areas.


• Satisfactory cooling performance

Taken from jonnyguru.com


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Taken from overclockers.co.uk
2200rpm 88CFM
working in push & pull
This could shave off 3 to 5C
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For 20 bucks more you can get a Swiftech H20 220 Compact.
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir
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For 20 bucks more you can get a Swiftech H20 220 Compact.

Not in the UK

Swiftech H2O 120 Compact Kit

Price: £82.24 inc VAT

Swiftech H2O-220 Compact

Price: £117.49 inc VAT

NorthQ Siberian Tiger Liquid Cooling Kit

Price: £57.74 inc VAT

We are currently in credit crunch and not everyone can afford £100+ cooling systems.
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I got one of them water coolers free with a bundle deal(Q6600,2x2gb,abit p35 pro) I got from scanUK.
The rig was for a friend and the cooler worked well, had the quad at 8x400 (3.2) and the temps on full load didnt go over 57.
I would not have paid for it , but seeing as it was included free, great.
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