Want your 6-core Core i7 CPU running over 5Ghz?
If the answer is yes, or you just want to check a very impressive cooling set up, then check out Bit-Tech’s review.
Water chillers provide the next level of cooling capability above and beyond a standard water-cooling kit. Not that there’s anything wrong with standard water cooling mind you – nearly half the bit-tech staff have built their own multi-waterblock loops. However, regardless what radiators and fans you choose, a standard water-cooling loop is incapable of cooling the coolant and components below room temperature.
This means that while a well designed standard water-cooling loop will provide far superior cooling than if you’d air-cooled the same PC. At a certain point when overclocking (a combination of voltage and frequency) your components will simply run too hot to be pushed any further.
Full review over @ Bit-Tech
Mmmm geek porn; water cooled super computer yes please!
From the site:
PC modding enthusiasts will know that if they want to overclock their rig to its full potential, there is always the water cooling route to take. After all, stock modification of its clock speed can only go so far before the chip becomes a useless piece of melted silicon, and fans aren’t exactly the best way to keep things running nice and cool no matter how large the blade is. Liquid cooling, on the other hand, helps unlock the full potential of the processor as it pushes everything to the extreme, so it is rather interesting to hear of computing giants IBM come up with the IBM Aquasar which by its name alone, you can tell that it has something to do with water. You’re right – the IBM Aquasar is the first-of-a-kind hot water-cooled supercomputer which is currently seeing action at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).