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News Zalman FX100 Cube passive heatsink leaks

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 14 Nov 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    That title was a bit misleading. I thought it was a water-cooling system that leaked for some reason.
     
  3. Maki role

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

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    Convection maybe?

    Looks interesting, I'm wondering how they'll achieve a high enough airflow passively to cool higher-end CPUs.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Eerr, quite. Fixed, ta!
     
  5. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    i was confused by the title too.

    FanlessTech, that is a cool website some really cool products posted there.
     
  6. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    these modern spell checkers that change correctly spelt words are a bitch, lol ;-)
     
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    What happens to the convection when it's put on it's side like in most cases?
     
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    Presumably referring to the gas/liquid in the heat pipes with a very low boiling point (not [greatly] affected by gravity).
     
  9. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Looks like you're strapping a fridge to your CPU...
     
  10. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    for something that's supposed to rely on passive airflow, why the hell did they block off a significant portion of their air-path?
     
  11. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    That's why I prefer the Nofan CR-95 (also available in pure copper)

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  12. Guinevere

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    I don't think they did. I think the 'corner pieces' are there to make it all rigid and appear to maybe to route the heatpipes though?

    If anyone call pull this off it's Zalman. Their passive heatpipe cases were state of the art (at the time) and I have a heatpipe cooled PSU of theirs that's been going strong (and cool) for many a moon.
     
  13. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Because of the same way a chimney works maybe ?, pulling cool air in at the bottom and extracting it at the top
     
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    'Impressive performance'? By that I hope you mean 'cools the cpu to a level where it won't blow up on stock settings'. Seriously. If they can manage that passively, then that's impressive enough for me.
     
  16. greigaitken

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    bous air cooling from back of motherboard as it bends like crazy
     
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    I'm no thermal engineer, but like Deders said, how the hell is this supposed to work via convection when it will be sideways in the typical case? Ah, well, I'll wait for the reviews.

    Also, keep in mind the TDP of Ivy Bridge tops out at 77W. This might work brilliantly for those and even SB @ 95W. You might want to avoid sticking it on your AMD FX-8350, though ;)
     
  19. Skippylee

    Skippylee Now then!

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