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
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
i want temps overclocked temps vs other coolers and water kits. etc if i cant see the actual cooling performance why should i be interested in your product, thats like someone trying to sell me a square saying its a wheel but wont let me try and roll it lol
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#2
ChrisMorley
crazyeyesreaper said:
i want temps overclocked temps vs other coolers and water kits. etc
With thermal resistance you can calculate that, just add in the resistance of your favorite TIM and you're good to go. ;)
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#3
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
i7 920 stock vs 3.6ghz vs 4ghz speeds with temp testing thats more valuable then Thermal resistance ive seen many coolers with good thermal resistance fail to beat out cheaper and supposedly shittier coolers, so not impressed by Thermal Resistance numbers.
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#4
ChrisMorley
crazyeyesreaper said:
i7 920 stock vs 3.6ghz vs 4ghz speeds with temp testing thats more valuable then Thermal resistance ive seen many coolers with good thermal resistance fail to beat out cheaper and supposedly shittier coolers, so not impressed by Thermal Resistance numbers.
Well I guess there's no satisfying some people then! :)
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#5
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
of course not if i was satisfied with pc hardware i wouldnt upgrade now would I ;)
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#6
LAN_deRf_HA
It's not unreasonable to prefer real world numbers to performance estimates. Hows the base shape? How much mounting pressure? Will there be a performance hit with adapters? As I can't think of many cases with 180mm fan support, one of the main reasons I'd rather have a thicker rad if it improves performance. At least it would fit, but who would even want the 120mm version after having that 20% increased performance for less noise bit dangled in front of them? Your target is enthusiasts after all. Hopefully you'll have significant price differences between them to make people feel better about having the weakest model.
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#7
Athlonite
from what I've seen Maingear tend to use alot of SilverStone cases FT01 and RV02 both of which come with 180mm fans hence why they wanted an 180mm rad because it just fits no adapter or frigging round
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
Athlonite said:
from what I've seen Maingear tend to use alot of SilverStone cases FT01 and RV02 both of which come with 180mm fans hence why they wanted an 180mm rad because it just fits no adapter or frigging round
i bet that makes silverstone users happy. now i just need me a 140mm version to make my coolermaster case happy...
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#9
theJesus
I still need a 250mm one to make my case happy >.>

edit: As far as using this with a 200mm fan, I don't see how that would be too difficult with some minor modding. I bet you could do it with nothing more than a few zip-ties.
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