Just Delivered: MAINGEAR Epic 180 CPU Cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling, Processors | November 8, 2011 - 05:44 AM |
Tagged: maingear, epic 180, cooler

Just Delivered is a new section of PC Perspective where we share some of the goodies that pass through our labs that may or may not see a review, but are pretty cool none the less.

We got a box in from MAINGEAR over the weekend.  It did NOT include a PC.  Instead, we are getting our first experience with the Epic 180 CPU cooler.  

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What you are looking at is a high end self-contained water cooler that exceeds the size of anything we have previously seen in the PC Perspective labs.  As the name implies, the Epic 180 is based on a 180mm radiator and fan and this likely means the number of chassis that will support it are limited. 

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In this image, the Epic 180 (left) is compared to the original Corsair H50 cooler (right) with a 120mm fan on the radiator. Wow...

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We will have a lot more details in upcoming stories but you should expect the Epic 180 to support LGA1155/1156, LGA1366 and of coure, the upcoming LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E sockets.

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MAINGEAR claims that the Epic 180 will offer 20% better performance than other similar coolers with fan speeds at around 1000 RPM, keeping your rig both cool and quiet.  More details very soon!!

November 8, 2011 | 06:13 AM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

Very interesting product, Coolit Oem, customer radiator shroud, looking forward to more details.

November 8, 2011 | 06:13 AM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

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November 8, 2011 | 11:46 AM - Posted by pdjblum

Get to it guys. Disappointed with corsair line because of excessive noise when running at high for serious ocing. Noctua a lot quieter with same or better cooling efficiency. Hope this one is as quiet as the best air cooling solutions.

No doubt, that graph makes it look to be quite impressive.

November 8, 2011 | 01:18 PM - Posted by PnkPwrRngr (not verified)

I hope you guys bench this thing. I started reading what little information there was about it when it first came out. I'm really looking forward to some numbers for comparison.

November 8, 2011 | 02:11 PM - Posted by slugbug55

Very nice looking cooler.

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