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It will be interesting to see the performance specs.

on this system. I did not expect the new watercooling

product from Corsair to abandon the external config. I

do not have room in my beloved Lian Li case to be able

to implement an internal based setup. Several high

performance internal setups have been available for some

time (Swiftech, DangerDen), so this setup is going to have

to compete based on pricepoint, and performance, as the

other companies have already penetrated this market niche

well. Hopefully we will see some comparative reviews soon.

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FYI ---

 

This is not a replacement for the HC200 water-cooling systems. It's a NEW product by Corsair. It goes with the forum name change.

 

Take a look at the CES 2005 Corsair setup of this internal kit:

 

http://www.bit-tech.net/feature/73

 

This is really a nice internal kit.

 

I wouldn't rule out, down the road, another Corsair HC external setup either. ;):

 

Corsair will have a nice 2005 year.

 

Stev

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If you want to know how the new system performs, read any of the reviews on the swiftech Rev 3 of the 120 rad kits. They are basicly the same kit, all off the shelf parts from Swiftech.

 

http://www.swiftnets.com/products/h20-120-R3-0.asp

 

http://www.swiftnets.com/assets/images/products/h20-120-r3/h20-120-R3-header.gif

Surely there must be something to differentiate them?

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From what I can tell from looking at the pics and reading both web sites, the only differance is in the color of the blocks and retaining brackets. Both companies have the same flat and stepped blocks and support for all CPUs, same rez, pump, rad and rad box. The big deciding factor will be the end user price. They are both excelant kits and perform great, you can't go wrong with either one IMHO.

 

The Blocks are a little different on the inside:

Swiftech says:

The base is a one piece copper forging made of C110 copper, featuring 281 thin pins.

Corsair says:

The directional design of the all copper, 240 copper pin CPU block maximizes heat dissipation as the it removes heat from the CPU and disperses to the coolant.

 

I would be willing to bet that the Swiftech block will cool a bit better due to the increased internal serface area, but a comparison review would be needed to prove this.

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Bio-Hazard,

 

Another item that makes The Cool different from the Swiftech is, 3/8" barb fittings on The Cool vs. John-Guest type tube sockets on the 120 H2O.

 

The barb fittings take a tube (hose) clamp. :sunglasse The John Guest only uses an o-ring OD seal! :eek: And requires you to use liquid soap to help push the tube in. :sigh!:

 

So, if you cut the tubing to length using the Swiftech kit. By all means, make sure your cut is straight, clean, flush and the tube end without any burrs. Do not squeeze the tube when cutting, it will make the end oval, for the tube will not seat and seal properly.

 

The Corsair Kit only needs to have the tubing pushed on and a clamp to close the connection. Less chances of leaks. :cool:

 

Another nice thing with The Cool is, the PCI Pass through bracket comes with the AMP/Molex 12v jumper cable. :sunglasse

 

The Cool also has some of the best instructions for filling the DDC pump.

 

Stev

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System: P4 478 “Prescott” 3.0G, 1GB DRAM, Open system case

 

Idle condition is WinXP with no applications running

 

Load condition is CPU Burn-In v1.01 running for 1 hour

 

 

 

Temperatures start being measured after at least 30 min of running in a given condition (idle or load) to ensure equilibrium has set in. Lab temp is consistent 24 C.

 

 

 

Cool by Corsair – Arctic Ceramique thermal compound

 

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Temp Delta CPU monitor to case monitor – avg over 30 min

 

Idle: 6 C

 

Load: 11.3 C

 

 

 

Stock Intel Air Cooling – Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound

 

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Temp Delta CPU monitor to case monitor – avg over 30 min

 

Idle: 14.2 C

 

Load: 27.8 C

 

 

System: P4 478 “Prescott” 3.0G @ 3.75Ghz, 1GB DRAM, Open system case

 

Idle condition is WinXP with no applications running

 

Load condition is CPU Burn-In v1.01

 

 

 

Stock Intel Air Cooling – Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound

 

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Temp Delta CPU monitor to case monitor – avg over 30 min

 

Idle: 22 C

 

Load: 41 C

 

 

Cool by Corsair – Arctic Ceramique thermal compound

 

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Temp Delta CPU monitor to case monitor – avg over 30 min

 

Idle: 11 C

 

Load: 17 C

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Next month is what I've heard. Seeing as the kit is made up of all off the shelf parts, they should hit retail pretty fast. A little paint and finish and they are ready to go. With all the manufacturing and supply chanels already in place, there shouldn't be any holes in the supply lines.
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