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SUMMARY: Watercooling products are increasing.

I have seen more watercooling products at Computex this year than in the past – manufacturers are responding to the CPU heat challenge increasingly using water. What follows is a view of what’s showing on the floor – these products will be reviewed by us as they are made available:

Global Win has updated their entry level watercooler (“Blofi”) by replacing the integrated waterblock-pump with a mag-drive pump:

GlobalWin

The radiator is a new model which is placed outside the case:

GlobalWin

The tube on top of the radiator is the fill tube.

EverCool has updated their entry with a very attractive case:

Evercool

CoolerMaster is featuring a number of new products (Go HERE); among them is a watercooling entry for servers:

CoolerMaster

There are also consumer level products, one of which is the AQUAMINI:

CoolerMaster

This example is a dual CPU application.

Thermaltake is featuring a very full product line, indicative of a major thrust into watercooling. The Tribe

Thermaltake

is an external unit featuring a 120 mm fan, waterblock and pump. The Silent Water

Thermaltake

is an entry level solution featuring an integrated 120 mm fan/radiator/pump and CPU waterblock.

For the noise-sensitive application, there is the Rocket:

Thermaltake

This is a fanless design which uses a cooling tower approach.

Thermaltake also showed a high-end case:

Thermaltake

Very pretty but top-end pricing.

A very interesting product is their stand-alone VGA watercooler “Tide Water”:

Thermaltake

This product is targeted to taming increasingly hot GPUs:

Thermaltake

This unit exhausts hot air through two PCI slots.


Vantec is showing an entry level product:

Vantec

This features a Hydor waterpump.

Vantec

Foxconn is showing a fully integrated unit with the pump and radiator as one unit

Foxconn

CONCLUSIONS

Not all these products may make it into the market, but the interest in watercooling appears to be very high and may presage even more products as the year rolls on. Whether water cooling makes it into the mainstream is still debatable.

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