Tuesday, April 26th 2011

MAINGEAR Announces EPIC 180 Liquid CPU Cooler System

MAINGEAR, an award-winning custom PC builder offering custom desktops, custom notebooks, pc workstations and media centers, is announcing the release of their exclusive MAINGEAR EPIC (Enhanced Performance InterCooler) liquid cooling solutions by CoolIT for their entire desktop lineup.

In tradition with their legacy of innovation and design, MAINGEAR has collaborated with CoolIT to design the EPIC line of CPU cooling systems, which are the first of their kind in existence. The MAINGEAR EPIC cooling solution provides a distinct advantage in all the problem areas of existing CPU cooling units: performance, loudness, and durability.

Key features are highlighted below:
Higher Performance
The MAINGEAR EPIC 180 liquid cooling system sports a massive 180mm radiator which offers 20% cooler temperatures than a 120mm radiator. It outperforms all high end air coolers on the market today and goes toe to toe with hand built liquid cooling solutions.

The thermal resistance of the EPIC 180 is an incredible 0.075 degrees C/W (Celsius per watt), which means even an extremely overclocked CPU will have the heat dissipation needed to keep it cool and stable. The MAINGEAR EPIC 180 will outperform 120mm solutions increasing up to 20% performance while maintaining a fan speed of less than 1000 rpm.

Forward Thinking Design
The EPIC 180 liquid cooling system not only keeps the MAINGEAR SHIFT much cooler, but the streamlined design also shows the engineering and innovative thought process behind it. The copper material on the surface utilizes a patented cold plate with Microfin technology that allows maximum heat transfer between the CPU and the cooling system.

Affordable and Maintenance Free
Not only does the new EPIC cooling system outperform most hand built liquid cooling units out in the market today, the MAINGEAR EPIC 180 is also much more affordable, delivering greater results for less money.

Customers that have this cooling solution will also be happy to hear it has a closed loop circuit design which requires no maintenance, so they don’t have to check on it for liquid at all. Ever.

“The EPIC 180 is the most aggressive cooling system we've ever built and we were delighted to work with the MAINGEAR team to create a custom built system that delivers the ultimate in silent cooling.” Said Geoff Lyon, President and CEO of CoolIT Systems Inc. “MAINGEAR has been fearless in its no-holds-barred approach to building the fastest PC's in the world and it's our privilege to be an exclusive part of their product strategy.”

“The EPIC liquid cooling series that we are offering on our desktops is our testament to constantly innovate and develop ways to make faster, quieter and better products.” Said Wallace Santos, Founder and CEO of MAINGEAR. “Working with CoolIT was a perfect partnership where we were able to combine the best of engineering, functionality and design.”

The SHIFT custom pc will have the option of selecting the EPIC 180, while the F131 gaming pc will sport the EPIC 140 (available soon) and the Vybe will have the EPIC 120 cooling solutions respectively. The EPIC 180 and 120 are available today. All MAINGEAR EPIC liquid cooling systems are incredibility silent at idle, whisper quiet under load, and allow MAINGEAR custom built computers to be overclocked even more than ever.

All of MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty.
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34 Comments on MAINGEAR Announces EPIC 180 Liquid CPU Cooler System

#1
cheesy999
sooooooooooooooo, better then the corsair coolers or what?
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#2
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
you'd hope so given its 180mm as oppose to 120, should top the closed loop kits nicely.
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#3
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I'm more interested in the EPIC 140 - that's fit nicely into a Fractal Design Arc Mini.

Ymmmmm! Yes please!

:D
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#4
cheesy999
by: InnocentCriminal
I'm more interested in the EPIC 140 - that's fit nicely into a Fractal Design Arc Mini.

Ymmmmm! Yes please!
sounds good for my case if they do an LED version (i've fitted so many pointless lights to my rig its lights the entire lower half of my computer desk (no more as theirs a table in the way)
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#5
theJesus
That just gave me an idea. Somebody needs to make a 25cm rad so I can make use of my spare 25cm fans.
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#6
cheesy999
by: theJesus
That just gave me an idea. Somebody needs to make a 25cm rad so I can make use of my spare 25cm fans.
just grab one off a small car or something (thinking about that we've got an old car in the garden that dosn't work anymore - project i'm thinking)
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#7
Funtoss
by: cheesy999
just grab one off a small car or something (thinking about that we've got an old car in the garden that dosn't work anymore - project i'm thinking)
can i borrow your car? :L lol jokes :D

but dam!! that looks so nice, i wonder how much cooling it does :L
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#8
cheesy999
by: Funtoss
can i borrow your car? :L lol jokes

but dam!! that looks so nice, i wonder how much cooling it does :L
probably all style and no praticality

i wonder how well it would cool my system if i got the rad and pump from a car?
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#9
DarkMatter75
by: cheesy999
sooooooooooooooo, better then the corsair coolers or what?
Who do you think makes Corsair coolers, themselves? Corsair, this Maingear, Antec, all are made by Asetek (the original model was the LCLC) and then rebranded...
Maingear uses a modified version of SilverStones RV01 case, that case have 2 180 fans (similar to the RV02 and FT02) so this is the logical step.Maybe Falcon Northwest is next in line to use this kit...

Originality is dead in the world.:D
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#10
theJesus
by: cheesy999
just grab one off a small car or something (thinking about that we've got an old car in the garden that dosn't work anymore - project i'm thinking)
That wouldn't be a closed loop then and would be too much modding and maintenance for my lazy ass lol.
by: DarkMatter75
Who do you think makes Corsair coolers, themselves? Corsair, this Maingear, Antec, all are made by Asetek (the original model was the LCLC) and then rebranded...
Maingear uses a modified version of SilverStones RV01 case, that case have 2 180 fans (similar to the RV02 and FT02) so this is the logical step.Maybe Falcon Northwest is next in line to use this kit...

Originality is dead in the world.:D
This is made by CoolIT, not Asetek.
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#11
LAN_deRf_HA
The Corsair H60 is also made by coolit I believe. Seeing as it almost matches and H70 with half the rad and one fan I'm quite excited about the H80s potential. Could be the first time one of these coolers clearly pulls ahead of highend air.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
140mm rad would fit nicely in my case
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#13
bear jesus
Great to see 140mm and 180mm versions of these kind of sealed CPU loops, i would assume the 180mm with a pair of fans in push/pull would be pretty quiet and cool quite well.
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#14
Athlonite
Atleast with this I'd not have to pull any fans from my RV02 now if they could just make these with GPU blocks n pumps I'd be set 1 for the CPU and 2 for the GPU's
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#15
Thrackan
Stop calling this shit EPIC :shadedshu
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#16
Athlonite
by: Thrackan
Stop calling this shit EPIC :shadedshu
would you rather they called it the Shit 180 Liquid CPU Cooler System lol
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#17
Thrackan
by: Athlonite
would you rather they called it the Shit 180 Liquid CPU Cooler System lol
Actually, I would :D The word Epic is so overused right now that it's totally lost its majestic air.
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#19
theJesus
by: Athlonite
would you rather they called it the Shit 180 Liquid CPU Cooler System lol
"Dude, this cooler is the SHIT!" :laugh:
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#20
Athlonite
:slap: no it's not it's Da Bomb :roll:
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#21
ChrisMorley
Hey guys, glad you're taking an interest in this.

Yes, it's a MAINGEAR exclusive. That's how we roll. ;)

Yes, it's a CoolIT collaboration. We love those guys. ;)

A little more on performance:

Thermal resistance with single 180mm fan @ 1030rpm: .072 C/W
Thermal resistance of Corsair H70 Push/Pull 120mm @ 2000rpm: .095 C/W

We think we have a winner with this solution. ;)
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#22
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
meh give me a 200mm rad that will mount to most of them 200mm fans we see becoming more populate in cases and then id be more temped,

like a rad that can fit on the Corsair 600T 200x20mm fan up top with a 2nd 200 in push pull and make it non exclusive so the consumer can buy it, cant see buying maingear just to get this, so id have to pass

maybe offer these on your site. for users like me that want decent buy silent cooling as the 180mm rad interests me... if it was double thick that would be truly epic as a double thick 180mm rad would be id wager somewhere between 240 and 360mm rad performance but wouldnt be nearly as long
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#23
ChrisMorley
by: crazyeyesreaper
meh give me a 200mm rad that will mount to most of them 200mm fans we see becoming more populate in cases and then id be more temped,

like a rad that can fit on the Corsair 600T 200x20mm fan up top with a 2nd 200 in push pull and make it non exclusive so the consumer can buy it, cant see buying maingear just to get this, so id have to pass

maybe offer these on your site. for users like me that want decent buy silent cooling as the 180mm rad interests me... if it was double thick that would be truly epic as a double thick 180mm rad would be id wager somewhere between 240 and 360mm rad performance but wouldnt be nearly as long
Our 180mm beats a 240mm in performance. With the same pump/block, a 240mm with QUAD fans in push/pull @ 2000rpm has .083 C/W thermal resistance.

Thick rads just mean you have to move more air because there is more resistance. That gets loud.

And, we're doing this for about the same price, which was a driving factor.
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#24
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
i prefer thicker rads because in reality they can dissipate far more heat, then a thin rad and depending on the component take longer to saturate with heat. also im running 2x Delta 115cfm 3300rpm fans on a TT FRIO, noise isnt a problem lol enthusiast 1st practicality 2nd

still would rather see a 200mm rad since alot of cases are pushing larger fans or maybe an adaptor kit for the 180 rad to use 200mm fans :toast: eitherway dosent help me im not buying a full rig to get a all in one water kit that mildly interests me, also i want hard #s and comparisions when it you say beats a 240mm rad. example put it up agains the Antec Kuhler 920 or XSPC Rasa 240 kit. You'll have to pardon the fact i dont believe it unless i see it reviewed, and since its maingear exclusive i wont get to see a review of said 180mm all in one kit. kinda sad. i like numbers.
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#25
ChrisMorley
by: crazyeyesreaper
i prefer thicker rads because in reality they can dissipate far more heat, then a thin rad and depending on the component take longer to saturate with heat. also im running 2x Delta 115cfm 3300rpm fans on a TT FRIO, noise isnt a problem lol enthusiast 1st practicality 2nd

still would rather see a 200mm rad since alot of cases are pushing larger fans or maybe an adaptor kit for the 180 rad to use 200mm fans :toast: eitherway dosent help me im not buying a full rig to get a all in one water kit that mildly interests me, also i want hard #s and comparisions when it you say beats a 240mm rad. example put it up agains the Antec Kuhler 920 or XSPC Rasa 240 kit. You'll have to pardon the fact i dont believe it unless i see it reviewed, and since its maingear exclusive i wont get to see a review of said 180mm all in one kit. kinda sad. i like numbers.
Well, I just gave you hard numbers, if you don't want to believe them, not my problem. ;)
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