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Hardware Hailea HC-500A Water Chiller Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 20 Jul 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    And when your PC is off, you can have a nice cool cup of water!
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I was genuinely concerned someone at the BT offices had snapped and reviewed an office water cooler.

    Looks like a nice bit of kit, though.
     
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  4. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    we need more testing on other chips.... with the 6 core being so highly priced 400 quid might make a i5 750 competitive for gaming... regardless it'd be a keeper between systems - also could you cool multiple systems?
     
  5. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    I saw the title and it took me a couple of seconds to realise this wasn't an office water cooler.... Fail.
     
  6. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Nice review.

    But although I do agree with the principle of the 5970 (It being the fastest card and all), It still only cracks around 48° at peak.
    Whereas the 480 can hit 80°c at peak.

    Now I think that to put this baby through it's paces would require at least 1, if not 2, 480s and then see how they perform on the loop, just to see what it can really do.

    Just my 2c. :D
     
  7. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Sweet! I've just been playing a bit of Alien Swarm and for some reason my lead GPU got up to 107C - hence I'm now on the lookout for some extreme cooling. This may be the answer.
     
  8. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Unfortunately, as we gave the GTX 480 such a bashing, Nvidia (and its partners) don't want to send us cards anymore ;)

    It's something that would be interesting to try though.
     
  9. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    How petty. If they made decent stuff in the first place they wouldn't get such a (well-deserved) slating!
     
  10. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I too would be interested to know if it could cool multiple systems (in parallel). Imagine having one cooling setup for multiple rigs...

    Would it simply depend on the flow rate?

    Water cooled folding farm anyone? It would work out more efficient than independent w/c setups for each rig.
     
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  11. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    That would be the principle limiting factor yes, although that problem could be got around by installing multiple pumps in the loop or a big monster AC pump.
     
  12. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    "Unfortunately, as we gave the GTX 480 such a bashing, Nvidia (and its partners) don't want to send us cards anymore "

    "Sweet! I've just been playing a bit of Alien Swarm and for some reason my lead GPU got up to 107C - hence I'm now on the lookout for some extreme cooling. This may be the answer."

    get the box over there man!

    ;-)
     
  13. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Hmmm, would one big pump for all rigs work?

    We are geting into the realms of modular water cooling now. A number of micro-ATX rigs with SLI GPU's, all watercooled and running through one pump and heat chiller? You could even do it with a rack mounted farm...

    (pokes Ph4lanx)
     
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  14. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    So childish... Honestly I would have thought that it was because you drilled / dremelled it, rather than the fact that you told the truth :p

    Ah well...send the chiller over to pete j then, that way we can get an opinion :p :rock:
     
  15. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I like it! I just wish it wasn't so spectacularly ugly, and I'm looking forward to the first mod that rehouses the entire shebang in either the base of a V2000, or in it's own case. Seems to solve a lot of the problems with phase-change - namely, that your GPU reaches the surface temperature of the sun, and you have to smother the CPU socket in Vaseline - without crushing the performance.
     
  16. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Haven't seen the review for feremi's driver for folding yet but 4 x GTX480 with this isn't an impossibility. Electric bill would be scary tho!
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Did you really get a maximum CPU temp of 95'C with a quad-rad WC loop? Seriously?
     
  18. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Yes, but don't forget that's with a 6-core CPU overclocked to 4.72GHz and a Radeon HD 5970, all at full load.
     
  19. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Yes, it works. Would I want another 340 watts of heat constantly pumped into the room air? No!

    Nice review of a very special product.
     
  20. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    My system holds an i7 920 at 4.2ghz (-41c load), 4.6ghz (-39c), 4.96ghz (-35c, MAX board FSB 236) which is nice, and cost me less than this water cooler unit :p

    Curious to see how cold an 980X or 970 would sit on this system.

    Putting that to one side... Keeping an overclocked 5970 and an 980x at those speeds and temps is very respectable I must say!


    Andy
     
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