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News Georgia Tech unveils direct-to-silicon liquid cooling

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 6 Oct 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Waterblocks look prettier though
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Doesn't water have problems flowing through small spaces though? By small I mean the 100 microns mentioned in the article.
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Not only that, aren't such minute water channels going to be prone to blocking, if there is any way small particles could enter the water, perhaps from within a radiator?
     
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    Maybe you could use filters to stop blockages and chemicals (like surfactants) to reduce tension?
     
  6. RedFlames

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    'Liquid' != 'Water'... It just says 'Liquid', not what the actual liquid used is...
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Actually, while it's not in my write-up it's there in the Georgia Tech press release:
     
  8. RedFlames

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    Fair enough, read the article and thought it was something funky like Fluorinert being used...
     
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  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    No, no, it was entirely my fault for not making that clear in the article. I'm just so used to saying "liquid cooling" instead of "water cooling," 'cos there are the crazies that use liquids-other-than-water in their rigs.
     
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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Like liquid refrigerant/liquid nitrogen, you mean? :D

    My biggest fear is that the channels become blocked. Not too long ago did my EK Supremacy block become caked with rubbish (it looked like paper towel?) which severely impacted the flow of water.
     
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    How long until this becomes available?...
     

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