News Kingston previews liquid-cooled RAM

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    ummm havnt OCZ been doing this for years
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Eh, barbs. They don't look replaceable either. I guess compression fittings wouldn't really fit on there.
     
  4. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    Pretty much why I have always like Corsair's and Muskin's solutions better.
     
  5. biebiep

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    I'll pass on the RustBowl of aluminium :)
     
  6. H2O

    H2O Burnt Acrylic - Mmmmmm

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    Corsair Dominators + MIPS RAM block is the way to go. What if you have a DOA stick and don't know it until you plumb and fill the system? That would make for one long afternoon.
     
  7. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Right up there with watercooling your HDD's in terms of pointlessness...
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    you do know aluminum doesnt actually rust.
     
  9. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    having aluminium in a loop could potentially make other things corrode more though.

    I think... :D

    being as in the past people have commented on how pointless water cooled RAM is, they do seem a bit useless to me.
     
  10. TSR2

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    Yes, the article says they are for either 'hardcore overclockers' in which case the user would be expected to have a nice chilly case, or 'those with cramped cases' who wouldn't really be likely to be using performance RAM anyway. They seem more for the shiny factor than anything else.
     
  11. sear

    sear Guest

    What's the point? It has geek appeal but the 1.65v modules run cool enough even when overclocked.
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    run anti corrosion stuff
     
  13. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    aluminium does rust but only on the surface, which then protects the underlying metal

    any cooling system with mixed metals has the potential for increased corrosion, due to the interaction of the metal salts reacting with the other metals.
     
  14. Autti

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    aka redox reactions.
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    How many world record setups have you seen with water cooling on the ram? How many kits of water cooled ram have you seen on flashy project logs with barely any overclocking included? Pointless.
     
  16. s3v3n

    s3v3n MMO Cold Turkey -fail

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    In the past (ddr and before) I always built PCs with basic ram because I was in school and didn't have the money to buy super fancy ram. When I got a job and built a system with ddr2, I bought the top of the line stuff. That was the last time I bought top of the line ram... I've had 5 pairs die withing a year of use, some within months, while running 0.1-0.2v under the rating. These are ram from Corsair, Cruicial, and OCZ. Top of the line names. It just seems the extra 1% in speed causes the ram to fail 10x as fast.
    Are all "Enthusiast" ram like that? Because I have generic DDR ram that's been running in my Athlon for over 6 years.
    But I'll give them credit, those companies RMA without a hassle.
     
  17. PandaMonster

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    Water cooled is like saying you drive a fast car when you are driving a Honda Civic.

    You think you are a bad ass for having it (you're not) and that air is weak (it's better, actually). You know, no hassle, and only a minimal gain from going to water-cooling. The top air-cooler (probably a noctua) out-does many water-cooling setups. I know this is not the best one (Corsair H50 Cooler) but the Noctua performs better.

    Water-cooled ram is like having a boosted Civic (you're still slow) and have to put up with the hassle of tuning your turbo and not breaking your engine all the time. In this case, hoping you have no leaks any where.

    Verdict:

    Stick with air especially on RAM.
     
  18. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    flamebait alert!

    Please get off the high horse. I have a nice watercooling setup, and i know full well i overpaid, and i'm still happy with it. It looks better, it runs cooler, it makes less noise, and it makes the geek in me all fuzzy inside. I can admit i have it for the bling and the want-factor, and i am chuffed to bits with it. Argueing that i dont need it will get you on the arguement that nobody really needs anything more then a q6600 and a gtx8800, and that everyone who upgraded after that is a fool. I have news for you, you are on the wrong website for that message :lol:

    Ofcourse the RAM is pointless and OTT. The real thing that Kinston is getting wrong here is that it still looks bad and has no interchangable barbs.
     
  19. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    well said

    I would also like to add that the civic haters are 10 times more annoying than what they hate, which is a good car and has always been.
     
  20. matt.bungle

    matt.bungle Vase

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    agree

    What's the point!!
     
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