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The Official Cooling Thread!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mastaprk, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. Vular

    Vular Member

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    So what does anyone think of this?

    [bold]Product: Waterchill Antartica Watercooling CPU/VGA (KT18A-L20)[bold]
    Manufacturer: asetek
    MSRP: € 242.00
    Information: www.asetek.com

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    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]This Is No Ice Cream Social![/small]
     
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  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I think member 'Kamran' wanted a spec for a $7000 USD system and that was the cooler i reccomended for a system of that budget/calibre. I can tell you it's an extremely cost and thermal efficient cooling unit but for something in the $500 USD range I'm not so certain i'd place it as a "mainstream" product ;-)
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Hehe .. finally a multifan active memory cooler which doesnt require a specific heatspreader (like the Thermaltake one does)

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  4. Vular

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    I agree, it's a little expensive for something mainstream. I guess if you have the money and are lazy this is okay to have.
     
  5. aXidburn

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    thats so cool...how does it work?
     
  6. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Kinda like the thermaltake active coolers except this one doesnt clamp around the individual memory sticks sideways but rather it clamps across all three/four of the dimm slots lengthwise and is powered by (i would imagine) a 12v molex
     
  7. aXidburn

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    no i mean the fish thing
     
  8. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Well its just a replacement side thingy for either the entire door or just the window part (i suspect its just for the window)
     
  9. XxHaXx

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    Hey Praetor. I've read up on this growing thread some, and have decided to ask something completely off topic! :p I currently have PC2100 512MB of RAM. It almost sounds funny to compare that to the rest of my system components, Athlon 64 3000+, ATi 9800 Pro, 320 GB of hard drives, etc., etc. Nevertheless, I'm in the market for RAM. I've seen so many choices, and I've even asked this question before at one point. I mean there's mushkin, ocz, just so many. I also had another question, what exactly do the latency numbers mean, and what advantage of overclocking ram is there? Do those 10 dollar heat spreaders really work?
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Got a new topic? Make a new thread. This is your one and only warning.
     
  11. XxHaXx

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    Hmm, I didn't expect someone like you to be so rude. I guess we're all disappointing at times. Maybe if you read the whole post, you wouldn't quickly add a threat to ban me. Look at the last posts, so how the concept of these don't really relate to ram cooling. But I asked about heat spreaders, hmm cooling, which does concur with said thread topic, "Offical PC Cooling." Now, maybe I was a little off with recomendations of RAM, terribly sorry but mistakes happen. Ohh no..hope I don't get ban for this.
     
  12. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL not at all although a new thread would be appropriate -- Other PC Hardware is, as of yet, devoid of multiposting, offtopic posts, piracy and other forms of foruming stupidity -- if i come across as harsh its only because I intend to keep it that way. This place is 'clean' -- and its gonna stay that way :)

     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    I would imagine either of these arent too difficult to install:
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    A decent fan although Id personally reccomend a thermaltake :)
     
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  18. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    The thing about copper heatsinks (and copper as a material) is that it recieves heat very well and holds it very well -- its the getting rid of part that copper isnt so great on -- which is why complete copper heatsinks should be accompanied by super-fans. Otherwise, a combination of Copper and Aluminum is preferable as aluminum doesnt lose it's efficiency as fast as copper does

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    As Nephilim always says, "it works on my system."

    Now go to bed! Get some sleep! Lol
     
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    I just got this monster in the mail today, a Thermaltake Polo 735:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-106-042&depa=0

    This thing moves some serious air and is very, very well built. It comes with hardware to fit K8, K7 and P4 as well as two different speed controllers, one that fits in a 3.5" bay and one that fits in an empty PCI slot whichever you prefer :)
     

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