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Blast from the past: Koolance 1200w LIQUID COOLED PSU!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by newtekie1, Apr 25, 2010.

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    Water around 850+ watts full load makes me want to move into a bunker in a sunny day to avoid lightning strikes LOL. :laugh::laugh:

    cool e-peen idea though, id actually slap this into my computer just to brag!!!!
     
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    Damn that was 2007 so probably $1000 easy. Nice find tekie.
     
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    It says $500 in the review? I kind of want one it just looks cool
     
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    It's far too expensive/too niche for my liking.....aside from that, having water and electric moving around so close together makes me nearly shit a brick to be honest lol
     
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    What's the point in that PSU? It needs a 120 mm fan which most PSUs have, anyway. Same noise outputs.
     
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    not if the 120mm fan spins at lower rpm... but yea i see what ya mean
     
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    That is one of the points in the review, and he even mentions that because the fan is outside of the computer and PSU cases, it is more audible when the PSU is under high loads with lots of heat. Though it was silent when under normal loads.

    But I ask you, what is the point of water cooling in general if that is your opinion? You still need fans to cool the system, and those fans still make the same noise output. The point is that you get better temps and can push components further beyond their normal limits with conventional air cooling. And it looks cool...
     
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    Meh, it's like watercooling a hardrive(though i would like to see someone somehow find a way to WC a HDD), You can probably do it, but there's no real point at the end of the day.
     
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    http://www.xoxide.com/hddwaterblock.html
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    Water cooling for me would be better cooling performance. For video card cooling, typically a 120 mm fan is quieter than a leaf-blower. For CPUs, it's the increased OC potential. For PSUs, it makes no sense, add to that the logic that it's not like a 10 °C cooler PSU is going to handle loads significantly better (there's not much in it for you to water-cool a PSU, as much as the value of water-cooling CPUs or GPUs). Just buy from Corsair or PCP&C, their built-in fans are extremely quiet.
     
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    http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=592

    Koolances version. HDD water cooling has been out for a while.

    Better cooling performance is exactly what this PSU achieves though.:confused: It allows a 850w PSU to work as a 1200w PSU at a time when 1000w+ PSUs were a rarity.

    As for the current version, if you already have a water loop, adding the PSU to it without adding another fan, would be the benefit.

    Plus, as I said, it is a e-Peen size increaser.
     
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    wow, that thing makes me want to go rent Tron and watch it again..lol..
    looks freaking sick, in a good way. :rockout:
     
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    I guess the point often missed with closed loop liquid systems is that the liquid is a heat sink (i.e. transport) for what is, over all, still an air cooling system. It allows noisy fans to be put else where, or swapped for bigger, quieter ones which wouldn't fit directly on the components, or swapped for more fans, etc.

    Unless the liquid is evaporating away, like from a liquid N2 pot, the liquid isn't actually the final part of the cooling system.

    Anyway, as for the PSU - nice. Mad, but nice. Interesting find!
     
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    there is no real performance gains from having a watercooled psu but think of it like an electric shower those are measured in KW and they are dangerously close to water but you dont see people getting shocked all the time
     

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