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Alphacool Presents the Eisblock Flatboy Waterblock for Socket TR4 Systems

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Alphacool has been growing their product portfolio immensely as of late, and now, the company is teasing the Eisblock Flatboy, the company's specifically-designed waterblock for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Threadripper CPUs have one of the biggest surface areas ever encountered in a consumer processor; because of that, not all cooling solutions are appropriate to cool the up-to 16 cores and 32 threads monsters, with a higher surface area than normal being needed.

Still in the prototype phase, the Eisblock Flatboy integrates a reverse, silent flow pump system, like the company has already introduced on their Eiswolf product. The prototype as is seems to obstruct clearance for the rightmost DIMM slot to the left of the CPU socket, which shouldn't pose a problem for some people, but would be an extremely sore point for prospective buyers should that design decision overflow towards the final version.



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Read it as Fatboy at first.
 
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i like how the inlets cover a memory slot
 
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Rarely do these marketing introductions give you an obvious reason not to buy the item.
 
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From the images it looks like you can opt to use top fittings as well.

The focus for the flatboy are users that are hightrestricted
The render is just funny ... if you look at the tech diagram they could put inlets out in several places and the block can be rotated etc. They chose the one combination that would take out a dimm slot.
 
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Hey, you weren't gonna use those dimm slots were you? And man, can you imagine the worst case scenario you get a trickle out of the fittings and toast everything instantly. With a regular block, trickles follow the plumbing away from cpu socket, where this thing dumps right onto the dimms. Worst case with a regular block you have a chance albeit slim to recover. With this block... what were they thinking?
 
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