Certainly one of the most interesting aspects of this time of year is the inevitable posting of lists! All the listing and ordering of events, items, and achievements must bring the writer a sense of closure and completeness, but really who cares we just love reading these lists! Not wanting to leave you feeling short handed, ThinkComputers is excited to bring you our own twist on the yearly list. It was just a few years ago that the all in one liquid cooling solution really hit the market, but in that short time the AIO has now become a must have for the serious computer enthusiast. This past year ThinkComputers has reviewed many of them for you, some good, some not so great. Bringing the year to a close, we would like to present to you 2014’s best AIO coolers as reviewed by ThinkComputers. As it turns out there are exactly 3 AIO’s that earned a 10/10 score in 2014. While all three are exceptional coolers, there can only be one champion.
LEPA has just announced their AquaCharger all-in-one liquid CPU cooler series. LEPA will be launching two models to start the AquaCharger 120 and AquaCharger 240. As you can guess the main difference between the two is the length of the radiator. The 120 model supports +300W TDP and the 240 model supports +350W TDP.
Don’t get your hopes up NVIDIA is not coming out with an AIO cooling version of their GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. Japanese system builder Sycom decided to take matters into their own hands and have cut a corner out of the shroud on a reference GeForce GTX 980, removed the heatsink and replaced it with the Asetek 740GN water cooling unit.
If there is any line of products that I would say we here at ThinkComputers.org are most familiar with it would have to be Thermaltake AIO coolers. Over the past couple years we have reviewed nearly their entire line of products. Overall we have found them to be adequate to top level performers. And while their arsenal of self contained water coolers is formidable they have seemed to lack a stand out champion. You know a hands down performance winner across the board. And so I was certainly intrigued when we got our hands on Tt’s newest AIO entry, the Water 3.0 Ultimate. This triple 120 rad AIO is one of the first on the market and the largest AIO we have reviewed at TC. So does size matter? Follow along and find out if this can finally be Thermaltake’s all out performance champ.
Asetek has announced their largest ever design win today in a press release. The deal is with an undisclosed OEM customer (which will be secret for a while) and for an unnamed graphics liquid cooling solution all their own. This ambitious project is forecasting a prime cash flow to the company in the 2 to 4 million dollars range for revenue and shipping and it is scheduled to begin by the first half of 2015.
If it seems to you that every company in the market has an all in one liquid cooling offering you’re not alone. But this isn’t a bad thing. It just means there is more competition and competition drives innovation. Today we’ll be taking a look at one result of this competition, the slightly more evolved offering of AIO cooling from Enermax, the Liqtech 120X. At the top of their liquid cooling offerings the 120X is everything they can throw a hot CPU. Follow along as we take a closer look at this refined AIO and see how it compares to others.
At Computex 2014 SilverStone was showing off their full range of liquid all-in-one CPU coolers. These included the new Tundra TD03 Slim and Tundra TD02 Slim. Both of these coolers take advantage of higher-airflow and air-flow noise ratio of the included fans so they were able to slim down the radiators.
We mainly know Fractal Design for their cases and power supplies, but they are going to be entering to all-in-one (AiO) cooling market with three brand new AiO coolers that are set to take on coolers from brands like Corsair, Enermax and NZXT.
Gigabyte was showing off a rather large VGA liquid cooling solution at their Tech Tour event. They are calling this new cooling solution WaterForce. It consists off a large external module that has the reservoirs, a large radiator with multiple fans, pumps, and ports for coolant tubes for individual cards.
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