Is a CPU subzero cooling unit worth the cost?

@ 2004/12/16
Is the large investement into a CPU subzero cooling worth it? Given the fact that the unit can be easily refilled and the header can be changed to fit different types of old/new/yet to be released CPU sockets.

Subzero cooling increases your CPU speed between 50-100% depending on your system components. You can have next generation CPU speeds NOW with this cooling.


Some examples of commercially available Subzero coolings:
[g]asetek+VapoCHill+XE[/g]
[g]asetek+VapoCHill+LS[/g]

no longer available but older units can still be bought in select stores:
[g]nventiv+Mach+I[/g]
[g]nventiv+Mach+II[/g]
Comment from petervandamned @ 2005/01/14
CPU subzero i am loving this

I am using this now for a few years.
First unit vapochill socket/slot A version

Depends on your needs, for me is just pure fun.
If you have the money go for it.
A good complete watercooling set-up cost you same price as a used unit if you are lucky.
Comment from Da_Priest @ 2005/01/06
down with ya hardfreak
same goes for watercooling
Comment from wutske @ 2005/01/06
I think it's worth, if you make it yourself and if you can get most if it for cheap.
Otherwise there's no fun about it .
Comment from Jaco @ 2005/01/06
Is a CPU subzero cooling unit worth the cost?

sure it is , if you have the money ...
Comment from Da_Priest @ 2005/01/06
Quote:
Originally posted by jmke
Mach II uses heating pads also afaik

erm... eh
my bad?

anyways, not all of them use heaterpads. And haven't seen any homebrewed with heaterpads to...
Comment from jmke @ 2005/01/06
Mach II uses heating pads also afaik
Comment from Da_Priest @ 2005/01/06
Quote:
Originally posted by The Senile Doctor
option 4 would be it,

but from an price/performance standpoint it's really not worth it, it gains about 200-400 mhz on most cpu's for 1000 euros.
overstatement?

I am gaining 600MHz with just aircooling atm
and phase change cooling doesn't cost 1000 euros
but not a lot less indeed

Btw, those heaterpads are only supplied with a VapoChill unit.
other units just use insulation. Sealingstrips 'n' sh*t.


I don't think it's worth 1000 euro's, cause for a student, that's a lot aaight. But if you can afford it....
And if you're enough, you just build your own. Still not that cheap.... BUT... a lot cheaper than a vapochill imo...
Same about watercooling though. To expensive for me too, so I just built my own
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/12/22
K, Just read the topic again, I was talking about the Subzero unit called 'subzero'

If you're talking about phase-change cooling. Well, it has more factors you need to take account for if you don't wanna kill your computer. Besides, it's very heavy too.

I don't think it's worth the price neither.
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/12/17
It sucks, that's all.... It uses a Peltier element, meaning you need to power that too. Power = heat. Thus, in fact, you'll then have to cool down the heat of the CPU + the heat of the Peltier element.

Isn't worth it's cost thus.

PS: lazyman, it's status quo
Comment from calantak @ 2004/12/17
option 4 would be it,

but from an price/performance standpoint it's really not worth it, it gains about 200-400 mhz on most cpu's for 1000 euros.
Comment from Bosw8er @ 2004/12/16
Option 4 : who cares, it's just a great hobby
Comment from Hanne @ 2004/12/16
Hanne => easypanic
Comment from Hanne @ 2004/12/16
Bleh, I do hate those start-up times with a prommie .
Comment from kristos @ 2004/12/16
Quote:
Originally posted by kristos
those 1000€ cpu's not kept out of the equation
ok this was supposed to be "those 1000€ cpu's not taken into account" or "those 1000€ cpu's kept out of the equation" but became a bit of both :grum:
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/12/16
There is the status quote ....... only money can buy.
Absolutely nothing wrong with this, as long as it makes you happy. A woman costs you hell a lot more; and may not make you happy.

There is one major incredient that is not mentioned; how may Processors they must try to get the best of the system - 1,2, 3 or more.

And, yes, if I don't like riding motorcycle, flying airplanes, shooting traps, photography, and women, I surely will have a couple of this to kick around.

Priorities change, I don't rule out not owning one.
Comment from kristos @ 2004/12/16
only interesting for overclockers imho.

50% gain is also a bit of an overstatement if you compare the gains you can get from el cheapo aircooling or not so cheap but still much cheaper watercooling.

and sure, you can use it again when you upgrade your cpu but you'd have to go through quite a few cpu upgrades (those 1000€ cpu's not kept out of the equation) to justify the price of such a phase change unit.

 

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