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jmke 16th April 2004 15:18

Intimidator CPU-GPU-Chipset Water Blocks Review
 
Piotke scores a hatt-trick!

Quote:

Now that water cooling systems are becoming more popular, you'll find a lot of retail solutions. Most of them are high priced and offer only average performance. Building the setup yourself is an option, but getting the blocks is the most difficult part I think. Good performance for a decent price...
This week I've been testing a new revision of a set of warter blocks from Frigus Engineerings. Blue powah!
http://www.madshrimps.be/gotoartik.php?articID=163

wutske 16th April 2004 15:29

:super: Nice review :super:

Btw, did you realy count all the isomo cubes ? :grin:

Sidney 16th April 2004 17:37

Do U.S. customers get the discount??

And, what is the price in U.S. dollar?

piotke 16th April 2004 18:12

well,

for that I would advise you to mail him. Discount should be no problem. but the price & shipping cost...

info@frigus.nl

Dieter@be 16th April 2004 19:32

You showed a rendered pic of the inside, is that the inside of the cpu block? of also of the nforce2 block?
And how does the inside of the vga block look like?

Maybe just open all three of 'em and show us :p

Furthermore, how does it (the cpu block) compare to a block that has the water pressed vertically onto the core (like the cascade, or the rbx)

Dieter@be 16th April 2004 19:34

Oh yes, does the water ever gets into contact with anything else then copper? (apart from the brass fittings).
Because I dont know if I could trust the "anodized copper-alloy" for example.

piotke 16th April 2004 19:46

idonno, I'll try to open one block this evening

Dieter@be 21st April 2004 16:57

piotke is a busy man, or maybe he has problems with his memory :)

piotke 21st April 2004 17:15

Couldn't find the right tools.

The one "imbus sleutel" I have, that fits, has become round.

But, I can say:

BGA block has the same pattern inside, and only the base seems to pure copper. The top (on the inside), is also copper, but anodized.

TeuS 21st April 2004 18:04

does that affect the water in the loop, just like a combination of copper and alu give a battery effect?

187(V)URD@ 21st April 2004 18:35

doesn't give battery effect because its anodized.

piotke 21st April 2004 20:06

You people can't read ?

It's copper & copper ...

easypanic 21st April 2004 20:12

I think they are misled because of the copper - anodized copper ;)

ns_ripper 15th June 2004 20:46

Internals

thnx to Dieter !

jmke 15th June 2004 20:56

thanks for sharing the link :super:

looks simple yet affective, wonder if performance can be increased even further if the block would be engineered following some guidelines of the TDX design, meaning that a small nozzle is placed above the copper cutouts to direct the waterflow

TeuS 15th June 2004 21:09

nehh, it's not possible for him to make blocks that are much more complicated

Dieter@be 15th June 2004 21:15

LOL, it's not that hard to make.
It's only drilling and tapping once more, and making an extra fitting. This would improve performance a lot. (as I said in the topic @Xtreme-oc)

jmke 15th June 2004 21:17

if he can design the block that it still only requires "just" 2 fittings that would make it a big PLUS, when it comes down to easiness of use.

ns_ripper 15th June 2004 21:29

in my humble opinion, to say it short and simple:

The internal design sucks.

TeuS 15th June 2004 21:29

straight fittings you mean?

agree

TeuS 15th June 2004 21:34

Quote:

Originally posted by ns_ripper
The internal design sucks.
it's just a piece of copper, with channels milled in. nothing more nothing less. no match for real homemade blocks ;)

but it's ok for a budget-minded setup

Dieter@be 15th June 2004 22:00

Well the layout looks like crap to me too, but didn't want to mention it in the article. (I already mentioned a lot of negative things, don't want to cause fuss)

But in the review here @mad it seems they cool pretty well however?

kristos 15th June 2004 22:14

Quote:

Originally posted by jmke
wonder if performance can be increased even further if the block would be engineered following some guidelines of the TDX design, meaning that a small nozzle is placed above the copper cutouts to direct the waterflow
?

jmke 15th June 2004 22:16

look at the design of the TDX, then come back and edit your ? away ;)

kristos 15th June 2004 22:25

Don't have permission :p

this?

TeuS 15th June 2004 22:25

Quote:

Originally posted by jmke
look at the design of the TDX, then come back and edit your ? away ;)
don't try to talk like liquid3D, the poor fellow doesn't understand what you mean

jmke means that jets would improve the performance

kristos 15th June 2004 22:25

top off

jmke 15th June 2004 22:29

yes THAT :)
"1" is a nozzle kit, by directing the water onto the waves below you will increase heat transfer and obtain lower temperatures :)

@Teus and his L3D comment: WTF ?


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