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News EK launches Supremacy Clean CSQ Gold waterblock

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 19 Sep 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Fracture

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    Gareth, there's a couple of errors at the start of the article :)
     
  3. Noob?

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    Nice but I'm sticking with my Elite for now. :)
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Cheers for the heads-up: both fixed now. (The whole "EK-UK" thing was a constant muscle-memory typo throughout writing that piece, but I thought I'd caught all of 'em!)
     
  5. Woodspoon

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    I'm sure it won't make much difference but gold reflects heat, so I wouldn't have thought it would have been a very good thing to have on a water block.
    Going to stay clear of EK these days anyway.
     
  6. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    So do mirrored surfaces in general. The point being waterblocks transfer almost entirely (as in 99.999%) through conduction, which wouldn't be affected given how thin the gold layer is (and how it's still a very good heat conductor).

    I really like this idea actually. It may sound a bit overly flashy, but it would definitely fit nicely with the swathes of new gold motherboards. Would be nice if they did a gold plated version of the elite though, using a coloured coolant will nullify much of the gold effect from this block I imagine.

    Edit: Somehow confused a property of gold, corrected to be less confusing, original is quoted down the page anyway.
     
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  7. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I thought copper was a better heat conductor than gold.
     
  8. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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  9. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    You're right, I must have had some other metric in my head when I wrote that (probably was influenced by the density or something).
     
  10. Goty

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    Raft.

    Sorry, I thought there weren't enough instances of the word in today's articles.
     
  11. Floyd

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    Hope it doesn't flake off like the nickel did...
     
  12. Woodspoon

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    I wouldn't like to say how good Gold is as a heat conductor but I know it's one of the best heat reflectors there is, that's why they use it in race car engine bays, on satellites and even the lunar module that landed on the moon.
     
  13. Maki role

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    Oh yes that's very true, after all who could forget the gold engine lining for the McLaren F1. The thing is, it will only reflect the radiated heat, as a conductor it's no different to most metals so conducts heat very well.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    silver is better again iirc, but gold is gold... some people will buy it because it's gold... just like them 'gold plated' silly-priced Monster cables
     
  15. Woodspoon

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    Good conductor & a good reflector.
    Fair enough, makes sense.
    I need to learn more about the properties of gold, :)
     

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