Items tagged with water cooling

NVIDIA made waves in the GPU market when it finally launched Kepler last week, and now EVGA is looking to make a splash by announcing the "immediate availability" of its GeForce GTX 680 Hydro Copper graphics card. Actually, like all GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards, EVGA's Hydro Copper variant is currently out of stock, but we suspect that will change soon. In the meantime, let's take a look at some of the specs. The main attraction here is the pre-installed Hydro Copper waterblock, which you can also order separately for $160 direct from EVGA. This is a full-cover end-to-end waterblock with a chrome plated electrolytic C110 copper base and new 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch compression fittings. It also... Read more...
A high-five is in order for Corsair for more than doubling the warranty period on its Hydra Series H60 CPU cooler from two years to five years, ensuring that there's at least one component you won't have to worry about for the life of your system (unless you keep your systems for more than five years, in which, it's time to upgrade, playa!). And don't go pounding sand if you already purchased an H60 cooler, the extended warranty applies to you, too. "The new, longer warranty reflects the care that Corsair has taken with design and construction of the H60, as well as the choice of high-quality materials," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "Our customers can... Read more...
The EVGA GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 is made for a specific type of enthusiast. It comes with a custom, pre-installed water block that eliminates two of the biggest concerns associated with high end graphics cards: heat and noise. When interconnected to a liquid cooling loop, the HC2 makes no sound and operates at relatively frigid temperatures. The lower-temp operating conditions inherently lead to increased overclocking ability and the performance edge that goes along with it... EVGA GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 Review... Read more...
Corsair introduced the Corsair Hydro Series H70 ultra-performance CPU cooler. Designed to cool CPUs from Intel and AMD, the Hydro Series H70 comes with several upgrades from its predecessor, the Hydro Series H50. Some of these upgrades include two 120mm speed-switchable cooling fans in a push-pull configuration, a double-thickness (50mm) radiator, and a more efficient pump/cold plate unit. The Hydro Series H70 is a sealed and pre-filled unit so you'll get the benefits of water cooling without any maintenance. Corsair Launches Hydro Series H70 CPU Cooler – Builds on success of the award-winning H50 by improving airflow, water block, and heat dissipation capacity – Fremont, California... Read more...
Kingston Technology Adds Water-Cooled Modules to HyperX Family HyperX Lineup Grows with New ‘H2O’ High-Performance Memory Kits Fountain Valley, CA -- August 2, 2010 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of HyperX® ‘H2O’ water-cooled DDR3 dual- and triple-channel memory kits. With frequencies up to 2133 MHz and capacities up to 6GB, H2O is the newest addition to the HyperX product family and supports the needs of enthusiasts building with water-cooled systems. “Water cooling is desirable for its quiet operation and long-term reliability. We are bringing HyperX H2O to market as a solution... Read more...
Through a project known as Aquasar, IBM researchers are working on new technologies that could drastically reduce the power consumption and carbon footprint of data centers. Aquasar involves a water-cooled supercomputer that uses 40% less energy than comparable systems that use today's air-conditioned methods.In addition to saving energy, Aquasar takes the waste heat it pulls from servers and uses the heat to help warm nearby offices. By combining these energy savings, a company's carbon footprint can be reduced by as much as 85%. The Aquasar project began one year ago as part of IBM's First-Of-A-Kind (FOAK) program. Recently, IBM delivered its first-of-a-kind hot water-cooled supercomputer to... Read more...
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, has announced a new custom liquid cooled solution for the HD4890 series. The PowerColor Liquid Cooling Solution or LCS, will be available on the most powerful single GPU graphics card currently available from ATI. With EK Water Blocks cooling solution, PowerColor’s LCS HD4890 provides exceptional thermal performance in a single slot design, enhancing gaming performance in a cool and stable operating environment.PowerColor’s LCS HD4890 has a full water block mounted on the card covering the GPU, memory and power regulator chip. With a copper based design, it is able to reduce temperatures up to 20°C compared with reference versions.... Read more...
From Aqua Computer comes two new water blocks for NVIDIAs latest offerings to keep them cooled to the max. Designed for the GTX295 and the GTX260s new 55nm GPU Aquagrafx GTX295 The Aquagrafx GTX295 watercooler will be available just in time for the release of the GTX 295 graphics card. The cooler is a sandwich design to cool both of the cards. The intermediate level is made of Delrin, a lightweight, low-friction, and wear-resistant thermoplastic capable of operating in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees celsius (approximately 200 degrees fahrenheit) The cooling blocks are made of 99.9% electrolyte copper. With these blocks you have the option of water running parallel or in series through the... Read more...
CoolIT Systems Revolutionizes PC Gaming Performance with Domino Advanced Liquid Cooling for CPUsCoolIT Delivers Advanced Liquid Cooling to the Masses for $79 Calgary, Alberta – December 18th, 2008 – CoolIT Systems announces Domino Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC) that offers the technological advantages employed by high-end liquid cooling solutions of superior performance, quiet protection and years of maintenance-free operation that cannot be achieved by similarly priced heat sink/fan combinations. The unprecedented integrated status display and controls provide users with the ability to easily switch between multiple operation modes satisfying the need for quiet or the desire for overclocking... Read more...
Corsair Launches Nautilus GPU Water Cooling Blocks -- Tailored for the NVIDIA GeForce 7800, 7900 GT/GTX, and 7950GT Video Cards, the new Nautilus GPU blocks provide extreme cooling performance -- Fremont, CA (October 11, 2006) - Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, took its acclaimed water cooling product line to a new level today with the release of the Nautilus GPU water blocks supporting the latest NVIDIA GeForce based graphics cards in both single and dual SLI configurations. The Corsair Nautilus GPU water blocks are the perfect accessory for the Corsair Nautilus500 external liquid cooling system, and other third party liquid cooling solutions... Read more...
Water cooling for high-end PCs is, in theory, a terrific idea. Using water to cool vital system components like your CPU and GPU allow for cooler temperatures, lower noise levels, longer component life spans and / or enhanced overclockability. Water is simply a more efficient medium for transferring heat compared to traditional metal-based, airflow cooled heatsinks. With CPU and GPU power levels increasing, it seemingly appeared as if the industry was bracing for a transition to water cooling in late 2005 / early 2006, as if the technology would be necessary in order to keep up the clock speed increases of the past year. However, a new industry wide focus on performance-per-watt has given air... Read more...
Corsair's new external water cooling kit, the Nautlius 500, gets high marks for decent performance at a low price. The folks over at sudhian.com compare the Nautlius 500 to Silverstone's NT03 and NT06 coolers, and for $149 it does a decent job. "This time around Corsair is placing greater emphasis on simplicity and easy installation. The new Nautilus 500 promises to be an easy to install system that is universally compatible with all processors. Corsair also promises a low price too. The big question is whether the Nautilus 500 can cool processors adequately without making the install too complex."... Read more...
Using water to cool the components in a PC was once considered and outlandish idea, and maybe even a little crazy. We all know what happens when water gets spilled onto something electronic, so why intentionally pump it into a system? Well, the short answer to that question is that water is far more effective at absorbing and removing heat than air. But the problem with using water is that it must be confined in a closed loop, like it is in most automobiles, and it cannot make direct contact with any exposed circuitry that has an electric current running through it. This wasn't an insurmountable problem by any means, though. Once the idea of using water to cool a desktop PC caught on, hardcore... Read more...
Watercooling isn't cheap, but the prices have become fairly reasonable over the years. If you're still running on air, but find yourself looking for something a little better, XSPC's new X20 is aiming to be a solid choice. It's a small system, but as Madshrimps reports, it gets the job done. "XSPC is fairly new to the water cooling world. Their first water cooling kit has been knighted X20. The kit is both compact and compatible with most motherboard sockets. In this respect X20 may be the ideal entry level kit."... Read more...
How does a company like Corsair follow up on a well received water cooling kit? By putting out another good kit, as Bjorn3D explains. A few complaints aside, Corsair's COOL Water Cooling Kit looks to be a contender in the water cooling market. "Today, we take a look at the COOL by Corsair water cooling kit. This is Corsair's second water cooler after the very successul Hydrocool, and we are going to see if the new COOL is going to be just as successful."... Read more...
Hey all, we're back with more news. First off, F.E.A.R. has been patched again. Along with a few bug fixes, a new multiplayer titled "Asylum" map has been included. On the graphics front tonight, The Inquirer reports more on the flexibility of ATI's R520 Memory Controller. Enjoy! Asus VR Cooler Review at motherboards.org "For our closing remarks, I'd have to think that our comments on the performance will more than suffice - wow. At a great price with great performance, there's almost nothing not to love about this heatsink, apart from the disappointing lack of cross platform mounting. Nevertheless, the ability to cool the CPU effectively while chilling surrounding power circuitry... Read more...
Hey folks, here's the last bit of news for the night. Before we get to what's in the box, Jeff has reviewed the Gigabyte GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe, which as the name implies, uses a heat pipe instead of a fan. Goodnight all :) Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case Video Review #554 @ 3dGameMan "The Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case has great looks, good features and is affordable. The case is available in a number of different colors and build quality is quite good for this line of product. There are plenty of drive bays: 5x5.25", 2x3.5" (Ext.), and 4x3.5" (Int.). It also comes with two 80mm fans, one at the top and rear. It even has a window with a ventilation port for the CPU cooler... Read more...
Hey folks, how goes it? Not featured in the list below, but still a good read, is a roundup of 13 PSUs from Overclockers Australia. If your still using a cheap, low wattage PSU in your high end rig, you might want to check it out. I'm off to bed now, good night :) MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E Video Card Review @ HardOCP "In fact, here is something to think about, the RADEON X850 XT runs at 520MHz with 16 pixel pipelines, which gives it 8.3 gigapixels per second of fillrate. The MSI NX6800GT runs at 350MHz with 16 pipelines, which gives it 5.6 gigapixels per second of fillrate. Yet the MSI NX6800GT matches the RADEON X850 XT in DOOM 3 and Chronicles of Riddick. Just goes to show it is indeed not... Read more...
Good evening ladies and gents, need some night reading material? After a long day of fighting the Windows ME Operating System, my head is just about fried. I'm sure the blue screen of death will haunt my dreams tonight. For those of who you have never had the pleasure of working with the mentioned OS, you may be scratching your head right now, but there are many battle hardened readers out there who know what I mean :) Anyway, here's the news, good night folks. LogitechR X-530 5.1 Surround Sound PC Speakers Review @ Futurelooks "There are a lot of speakers on the market these days, but all the excitement is with the high end. What do we do about everyone else? Logitech answers that call... Read more...
Good afternoon folks. I've found one good aspect to the busy holiday season... more work for me. People want computers, which works out great for me since I just happen to build and repair them. Should I put some of the cash away? Or splurge on a new video card? Life is just full of important choices :) Thermaltake Big Water 12cm water cooling kit review @ Madshrimps "Today we´re evaluating an all in one water-cooling solution from Thermaltake, the Big Water 12cm internal H20 kit and see if it can tame a Prescott powered system" Crucial Ballistix DDR500 PC4000 Memory Review @ 3DX "Crucial has always been known for delivering a high performing, stable product and we have not doubt... Read more...
Good morning all!  Time for your Thursday morning news post.  There is a lot going on today, with plenty of material to quench your hardware news thirst.  So pour that coffee, rub the sleep out of your eyes and get down to business!  Beginners Guides: Firewall Setup and Configuration @ PCStats.com: "To prepare yourself for today's Internet environment, you need the holy trinity of computer security: effective antivirus/anti-spyware software, regular updates and a firewall. We'll be looking at the latter today, in detail. In this guide, we will walk you through every procedure involved in setting up and configuring a hardware or software firewall to protect your computer... Read more...
Here we go again, starting up your day with a taste of what the hardware world has to offer.   This morning we've got the spectrum covered from motherboards to power supplies and water cooling.  Top that of with some Doom3 benchmarking and the fun real gets going!  So let's jump in shall we? ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard review @ Tweaktown: "We are taking a little flash-back today as we look at the year old ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard. We've seen attempts in the past from ECS to make it big in leagues besides OEM and watched them fail. How does the this ECS Springdale motherboard fair against some of the biggest names in the enthusiast motherboard business?... Read more...
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