As of late, computers and computer components have been getting faster and faster. Market demands more speed per dollar. While companies have been giving us this, it also has resulted in one big problem - heat.
Heat is one of the biggest killers of computer components, along with user miss-use and static discharge. Heat prevents good signal contact between the resistor gates, this means far more missed packets of data being transmitted, components working overtime to restore the lost data and even total system corruption.
While air cooling has been getting a lot better, the choice for overclockers without having to cart a fridge driven system is water. Water is able to remove up to 2x the amount of heat from a component than air alone can do, combined with the right coolant and proper components you can have yourself a cool running computer, pardon the pun. While having the advantage of keeping the system much cooler than an air cooled system, water cooling also allows for a much quieter system, how do you ask? Simple.
In most water cooled systems that have been setup properly, the pump will be submerged and impeller driven, this means the water itself acts as a barrier for the sound, CPU heatsinks have been removed and water blocks are added - this eliminates one fan already. Next you can do the Northbridge chipset and GPU providing you have the right equipment, this is two extra fans gone. Only a simple radiator fan to remove heat from the coolant and the PSU fan are left, resulting in a much quieter system.
We have already looked at one external water cooling system, the Corsair HydroCool system from funnily enough, Corsair, our memory manufacturing friends. Today we take a look at an older but still popular product from the good people at Koolance who have had this baby on the market for a bit now and we have been given the chance to take a look at just how they have come to solve our heat problem using water.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Koolance EXOS - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Koolance EXOS - Page 2 [Specifications]
- Koolance EXOS - Page 3 [Features]
- Koolance EXOS - Page 4 [Features Continued]
- Koolance EXOS - Page 5 [Testing - Test System Setup and 3DMark2001SE]
- Koolance EXOS - Page 6 [Testing - 3DMark03]
- Koolance EXOS - Page 7 [Conclusion]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Watch Dogs 2 updated on the PC, long list of fixes
- Del Toro: F*ck Konami, killing Silent Hills was moronic
- NBA is being aired in 4K in the US this weekend
- Ubisoft: PC-like consoles was a 'good decision'
- 8 minutes of new Prey gameplay footage released
- ROCCAT SOVA MK Gaming Lapboard Review
- ASRock 990fx extreme4 & Fast- Ultra Fast Boot Issues
- Fnatic Gear Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review
- X99 Professional Gaming i7 and RAM question
- ADATA SV620 480GB Portable SSD Review
- ENERMAX launches REVOLUTION SFX, with the highest wattage 650W full modular SFX Model in standard 100mm depth
- Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 finals confirmed for two weekends in March with more than $600,000 in prizing
- Ultimate Media Ventures teams up with The Coalition for sanctioned December 18 Gears Of War 4 Pro-Am eSports Battle On The Strip Event
- Thecus introduces Scale-Out architecture to meet rising enterprise storage demand
- Plantronics launches RIG 800 series - first 24-hour wireless gaming headset