“The idea of the self-contained water cooling is to make water cooling simpler. These two units cannot even be recognized as water cooling systems. They mount just like a heatpipe tower and are a one-piece, no-maintenance, no-risk water cooling system. That concept is certainly intriguing, but the larger question is whether these new self-contained water coolers can give the best air coolers a run for their money. We will find out if they can in our comparison to the top air coolers tested at AnandTech.”
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Aerocool FP01 with Flip-Up Screen @ Pro-Clockers
- Arctic Cooling MX2 Thermal Compound @ DH
- Thermaltake Shark Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case Review @ Tweaknews
- Akasa AK-965 Intel Core 2 Duo Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Arctic Cooling MX-2 Performance Compound Review @ MVKTech
- NZXT Hush Silent Tower Case @ Pro-Clockers
- SUB-ZERO ExodusFlow Altauna CPU Water Block @ Madshrimps
- Zalman CNPS9700 LED HSF @ GideonTech
- GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II @ techPowerUp
- Antec Sonata III PC Case @ DragonSteelMods
- Akasa AK-876 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
Time to kiss your heatpipes goodbye?
The new hotness in cooling is the self-contained watercooled heatsink. With no risk of spillage and no more complex to install than a normal heatsink, they are much easier to setup than a full watercooling system. AnandTech reviews the Xigmatek AIO and the Evercool Silver Knight, to see if this new cooling technique has what it takes to compete with Thermaltake and Scythe’s top of the line air coolers.