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Blogs First Look: Danamics Liquid Metal CPU Cooler

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. GFC

    GFC What's a Dremel?

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    As much as I've seen it doesn't perform that well. Although it's a neat idea and I congratulate them for trying to innovate.
     
  3. NuTech

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    I feel the inevitable first death-by-modding is coming closer and closer each day...
     
  4. Fizzban

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    Liquid metal cooling sounds seriously cool, but magnets inside the PC sounds like blue screens of death :eeek:
     
  5. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion working for the good of mankind...

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    I don't really want huge magnets in my case and I certainly am not fond of sodium and potassium in their elemental form anywhere nearby.

    I can't see the cooler producing enough positives to counteract the potential negatives myself.
     
  6. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I take it you shun table salt and lo-salt alternatives, too?
     
  7. Guest-16

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    elemental

    The addition of Chlorine is crucial to your equation. ;)
     
  8. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    I had one in for testing purposes and remain unconvinced enough not to supply them yet as it did not beat our watercooling on price or performance.
     
  9. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion working for the good of mankind...

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    Exactly, sodium chloride and elemental sodium have very different chemical and physical properties. Equally I wouldn't really want chlorine gas flowing through pipes in my PC either. I know a burst or leak is unlikely but the consequences could be tragic and all for a degree or two of extra cooling :wallbash:
     
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    That fat-ass contact plate won't be doing it any favours.
     
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    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Can we get a full review with temperatures published in the mag please?
     
  12. countstex

    countstex What's a Dremel?

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    I guess if you built a full SSD system the problems of a electo magnet would not be of concern?
     
  13. countstex

    countstex What's a Dremel?

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    Not to mention, have they not missed a trick by not trying to reference Terminator in some way with it being 'liquid metal' and all?
     
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    I can't decide if it's more likely to be Tim, Joe, Harry or Rich that will break this thing and burn down Dennis towers but I know one of them will.
     
  15. Omnituens

    Omnituens What's a Dremel?

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    I think I remember reading somewhere that SSD's are actually more suscepible to magnetic fields because they are less shielded.
     
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    My money is on a joint effort by Harry and Rich. The disaster will combine Harry's child-like wonder with Rich's background in chemistry.

    Joe will be the sole survivor and will go on to make a video game based on the events - "Bit-tech's Burning" exclusively on Facebook.
     
  17. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Last I heard, Danamics were pretty much the only folks that made coolers like this.

    Who's this new player?
     
  18. PureSilver

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    Wow, that looks... incredibly hazardous.

    What I want to see now is basically a water-cooling setup (with rads, essentially) that's filled with this stuff. Presumably you'd need an old nuclear reactor to supply the necessary liquid-metal induction pumps but stranger things have been done in the name of modding on this site. Go go go!
     
  19. rickysio

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    Superlegga?

    What, are HSF being named after Lamborghinis now?
     
  20. matt...

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    Having made sodium potassium amalgum (NaK) in the past - this thing should be dynamite - I'm surprised that big brother is going to let this on the market as NaK is so much fun to watch as it bounces round the floor setting everything it comes into contact with on fire!

    almost worth buying it just to open it up :)
     
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