Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2016 - 04:56 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: XSPC, water cooling, water block, roundup, raijintek, Phobya, liquid cooling, Heatkiller, cpu cooler, Alphacool
Computer Base (German language, Google-translated link here) has rounded up five CPU water blocks to see which might offer the highest performance on their Intel Core i7 3960X-equipped testbed.
Image credit: Computer Base
The tested water blocks include:
- Alphacool NexXxos XP3 Light V.2
- Phobya UC-2 LT
- Raijintek CWB-C1
- Heatkiller IV Pro Pure Copper
- XSPC Raystorm Pro
The review offers an thorough look at the design of each water block, as well as an interesting look at the effects of flow-rate on performance:
"The test has been shown that with increasing flow rate decreases the temperature difference of the water before and after heat sinks. However, the question arises whether a higher flow also has a positive effect on the cooling performance itself. A negative effect of increasing flow as well: Most pumps are unthrottled very loud to work, so that a reduced pump capacity is useful for a silent water cooling."
Subject: Motherboards | December 30, 2015 - 09:06 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: Z170, water cooling, water block, Maximus VIII Formula, EKWB, ek, crosschill, ATX motherboard, ASUS ROG, asus
ASUS ROG has announced the Maximus VIII Formula, a premium ATX motherboard with integrated EK hybrid liquid cooling which allows users to choose liquid or air cooling for the board's hottest components.
"The latest ROG Z170 motherboard now comes with the exclusive CrossChill EK hybrid cooling block! ROG teamed up with the guys at EK to create a high-conductivity channel, so you will be ready for liquid-cooling goodness right out-of-the-box. Don’t worry if you don’t intend to upgrade to liquid-cooling straight away, because this also runs on air cooling. Why spend more money on a third-party waterblock when it’s already built-in and looks this good?"
In addition to the integrated water cooling support the Maximus VIII Formula includes the usual bells and whistles we've come to expect from these ROG motherboards, including advanced overclocking support and premium audio, and the Formula also offers RGB headers and lighting controls and "ROG Armor". There is also advanced storage support from both M.2 and U.2 connectors, and provides advanced wireless via built-in 2x2 802.11ac with an external antenna included.
Specifications from ASUS:
- Processor: LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
- Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
- Memory: 4x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 64GB, DDR4 3733 (OC), Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
- Expansion slots:
- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x8/x8 mode)
- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (maximum at x4 mode)
- 3x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
- Graphics (Integrated Intel HD Graphics processor):
- DisplayPort 1.2 with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2034 at 60Hz
- HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz
- Intel InTru 3D / Quick Sync Video / Clear Video HD Technology / Insider
- Multi-GPU: Two-way/quad-GPU NVIDIA® SLI and AMD three-way/quad-GPU CrossFireX technology
- 1x U.2 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express storage)
- 1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, supports 2242/2260/2280/22110 devices
- 2x SATA Express
- 8x SATA 6.0 Gbps (4 shared with SATA Express)
- Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN and ASUS LANGuard
- Integrated 2×2 dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with external antenna included
- 2x USB 3.1 (1x Type-A; 1x Type-C)
- 10x USB 3.0 ports (6 on back panel, 4 mid-board)
- 4x USB 2.0 ports (mid-board)
- Audio: ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-channel high-definition audio
- ESS ES9023P high-definition DAC
- 2V RMS Headphone Amp into (32-600 ohms)
- SupremeFX shielding technology
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Jack-detection, multi-streaming, front-panel mic jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF-out port on back panel
- Dimensions / form factor: ATX, 12.0 x 9.6in (30.5 x 24.4cm)
Pricing and availabilty were not announced. Full press release after the break.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 5, 2015 - 02:28 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: water cooling, water block, liquid CPU cooler, liquid cooling, Lian Li, CPU Water Block, CB-01
Computer component manufacturers often diversify their offerings to stay competitive, but it's still surprising to see Lian Li enter the CPU cooling market - and with a water block, no less!
The CB-01 is the company's first water block, and it features support for all current sockets from Intel and AMD. Lian Li is emphasizing style and build quality with the new block, which adds support for LED lighting as well.
“The cold plate has a heart of solid copper in a nickel coating and a final layer of tin-cobalt for extra cooling, durability, and corrosion resistance. The top is a translucent acrylic block that visibly guides the cooling waters through the microchannels. The simple yet sturdy mounting fits virtually all modern and past motherboard sockets securely. For a bit of flare, there are holes pre-drilled for 5mm LED lights.”
CB-01 Features (from Lian Li):
- Lian Li style and craftsmanship in a CPU water block
- Copper heat sink with nickel and tin-cobalt plating
- G1/4” thread size
- Cold plate area 60×60mm
- Thinly cut microchannel with area of 32.2×27.3mm
- Supports all Intel sockets: LGA 1366/2011/1155/1156/775
- Supports AMD sockets: AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2
- 5mm LED mounting
Availability is listed as “coming soon”, and no MSRP was announced.
Subject: General Tech | October 9, 2014 - 07:09 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: podcast, video, evga, hydrocopper 980, GTX 980, water block, amd, lisa su, nvidia, GTX 980M, Lenovo Y50 Touch, directx12, windows 10, arm
PC Perspective Podcast #321 - 10/09/2014
Join us this week as we discuss the EVGA GTX 980 Water Block, AMD's New CEO, R9 290 Price Drops and more!
The URL for the podcast is: http://pcper.com/podcast - Share with your friends!
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- MP3 - Direct download link to the MP3 file
Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Jeremy Hellstrom, Josh Walrath, and Allyn Malventano
Program length: 1:33:12
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Hydro Series™ H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
Courtesy of Corsair
Hydro Series™ H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Courtesy of Corsair
Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Courtesy of Corsair
The Corsair Hydro Series™ CPU water coolers come in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit the needs of all classes of computer enthusiasts. We decided to look at their latest revisions of these coolers, embodied in the H60, H80i, and H100i cooling units. We put these units up against the Swiftech Apogee HD custom cooling system on our test bench to see just how well these coolers performed. Starting at a base price of $79.99 for the Corsair H60 cooler, you really can't go wrong with the any of these standalone units.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 4, 2011 - 07:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: water cooling, Larkooler, water block, radiator
The Larkooler KU3-241 Extreme Performance G1/4" Liquid Cooling Kit, is an all in one cooling system from a company that not many have heard of. The kit consists of a pump, reservoir, radiator and water block; even coolant and tubing are included in the package. XtremeComputing reports that it sells overseas for less that 200 Euros, which makes it expensive but not overly when compared to some other watercooling kits. The performance was good but they were very disappointed to find that the waterblock is not compatible with LGA1155, so you European Sandy Bridge users will have to wait for a new model.
"Today I will be reviewing the Larkooler KU3-241 ‘Extreme Performance G1/4" Liquid Cooling Kit’. I have never heard of GBU or Larkooler before, so we are in unchartered waters with this new water cooling kit. I have dabbled with water-cooling before, primarily working with Swiftech components, so I know what to expect from the big names – let’s see how this new contender fares."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Koolance CPU-370 Water Block @ Bjorn3D
- Antec Kühler H2O 920 CPU Cooler Review @ Madshrimps
- Thermolab Trinity Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Koolance CPU-370 Water Block @ Bjorn3D
- Coolermaster HAF 932 Advanced @ XSReviews
- Cubitek M4 Gaming Chassis Review @ OverclockersHQ
- SilverStone Precision PS06 (SST-PS06B-W) Mid Tower Chassis @ Tweaktown
- 3R System L-900 V.REX F8 PC Case Review @ Real World Labs
- Sentey Arvina Full-Tower Chassis Review @ Techgage
- NZXT Source 210 Elite @ techPowerUp
- Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full-Tower Chassis Review @ Techgage