Thursday, October 18th 2007

New OCZ HydroJet CPU Cooler Prototype Pictured

Here's a fresh new look at the long awaited OCZ HydroJet CPU cooler. The new prototype looks different from the first version. HydroJet will be a cylindrical CPU cooler with a radial fan. It will have aluminum fins with several aluminum heat-pipes. What is unique about this cooler is that it has an attached pump with a closed water cooling system (the black portion between the copper base and the cooler body on picture 3). The base is made of copper with carbon nano-tubes in the middle.

Source: HardwareSecrets
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13 Comments on New OCZ HydroJet CPU Cooler Prototype Pictured

#1
ktr
I think the breaker for this cooler is how much its going to cost...hopefully not something like $100+
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Wile E
Power User
I want to see results of this thing. Both in performance and noise output.
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#3
Azn Tr14dZ
If the price is right, I might cop (like lets say $80?)...but my comp isn't that good so I dont know if I'll need this cooler.
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#4
BOSE
All in one coolers in the past have been worse then standard air coolers, i dont see it being any better just because it has nano-tubes. The heat still has to go in to your standard heat-tubes and then in to fins.
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#5
Wile E
Power User
by: BOSE
All in one coolers in the past have been worse then standard air coolers, i dont see it being any better just because it has nano-tubes. The heat still has to go in to your standard heat-tubes and then in to fins.
Granted, but I'm more interested in noise output. I want something that cools well, but is silent, for an HTPC.
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#6
a111087
i hear it will be twice as good as the best air cooler and price is less than 100
but that was long time ago, so things changed a bit, especially the look of a cooler :)
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#7
tigger
I'm the only one
Apparently,they said with the first one,it can scrub 400watts of heat :eek:.I am waiting to see some test results,hopefully it will be quiet and a good cooler.
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#8
Sasqui
by: tigger69
Apparently,they said with the first one,it can scrub 400watts of heat :eek:.I am waiting to see some test results,hopefully it will be quiet and a good cooler.
Wow! - ditto, can't wait to see reviews.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Well, with this cooler having the nano-tubes and carbon with it, it should be a damn bit better than most any cooler around at removing heat. Maximum PC and CPU magazines have done stories on the benefits of nanotube and carbon coolers and their respective heat dissipation. Needless to say, the results have been outstanding. I for one am very interested in this cooler, seeing how it performs. If its good enough, I may snag a couple of these and replace my liquid cooler (which is aging) with this and make my wifes pc the same.
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#10
BOSE
Only the base has nano-tubes, the rest of the cooler is just like any other cooler, thus there is no benefit. There is just no way its going to dissipate 400watts of heat.

This is another marketing hype from OCZ like always.
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a111087
by: BOSE
Only the base has nano-tubes, the rest of the cooler is just like any other cooler, thus there is no benefit. There is just no way its going to dissipate 400watts of heat.

This is another marketing hype from OCZ like always.
we don't know that yet, let's just wait and see if it will be as promised :rolleyes:
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#12
OnBoard
by: malware
It will have aluminum fins with several aluminum heat-pipes.
Surely they are copper heat pipes and those aluminum fins are just covering them, like in most coolers? Granted this is no ordinary cooler and that sentence comes from the source page :P
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
by: BOSE
Only the base has nano-tubes, the rest of the cooler is just like any other cooler, thus there is no benefit. There is just no way its going to dissipate 400watts of heat.

This is another marketing hype from OCZ like always.
The nanotubes are meant to be one-way for the heat, similar to how normal water cooling works. heat gets taken away and cooled elsewhere. Add to that the actual water cooling on top, and it IS kinda possible - although i'd assume that 400W was at some crazy high speeds on the pump.
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