Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Heatkiller IV Waterblocks for AMD Threadripper CPUs Go Up for Preorder

Watercool started development on their waterblocks for AMD Threadripper processors back in August. The brand made an announcement today on their Facebook stating that waterblocks are ready to come out of the oven. The Heatkiller IV waterblocks will come in three variants: copper, nickel, and nickel/black. All three models are available for preorder tomorrow. If you're quick enough to pull the trigger, you can also net yourself a nice 10% preorder discount. According to Watercool, the copper model ships on November 10th, while the other two remaining nickel models will start shipping on November 24th.

The full copper model is a waterblock aimed at copper lovers. It comes with an unique, huge Threadripper cooling plate made entirely of copper. The massive top is milled out of one solid block of copper. On the other hand, the nickel block caters to those who prefer a more glossy look. Both the huge cold plater and top are milled out of solid copper; then consequently nickel plated. Lastly, Watercool calls the nickel/black model the jack of all trades. The copper cold plate is nickel plated, while the top is manufactured from acrylic (Plexiglas GS) and comes with a black anodized aluminum cover. RGB lighting is present thanks to the preinstalled RGB LED strip which connects to the RGB LED headers on X399 motherboards through a black, paracord sleeved cable.
Source: Watercool's Facebook
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4 Comments on Heatkiller IV Waterblocks for AMD Threadripper CPUs Go Up for Preorder

#1
xkm1948
The microfin area looks quite small. Like an enlarged version of one of their old designs. Does not look like it may cover the entire die size. Just like the crappy design of EK's TR4 block

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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
xkm1948 said:
The microfin area looks quite small. Like an enlarged version of one of their old designs. Does not look like it may cover the entire die size. Just like the crappy design of EK's TR4 block


Id be fine if WBs were as tall as the stock P4 HSF you could use slower pumps then
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ypsylon
Yeah Watercool, don't do EK thing. I always had nothing but praise for Watercool line of products. Don't cheap-out on design.

At this moment in time I consider Phanteks 399a to be best block for TR4. It just leaves competition in the dust. Period. On my 1920x/4GHz Tctl is between 64-66C and Tdie 39-42C.
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Entrada
ypsylon said:
Yeah Watercool, don't do EK thing. I always had nothing but praise for Watercool line of products. Don't cheap-out on design.

At this moment in time I consider Phanteks 399a to be best block for TR4. It just leaves competition in the dust. Period. On my 1920x/4GHz Tctl is between 64-66C and Tdie 39-42C.
My XSPC Raystorm Neo beats out Phanteks 399A by one degree on my setup. I had a Phantek and returned it. The block is a good performer but my XSPC Raystorm Neo beat it out by one degree, and idle temps were reached faster with the XSPC. That's enough to keep my Threadripper cooled by XSPC. If you have one, remove the flow-plate for even better cooling.
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