A lot of heated debates have risen during the past few weeks with the launch of our newest Fluid Gaming water cooling lineup, which is made of all aluminum parts. So we just thought this might be a perfect opportunity for a new episode of “Fun Facts” where we will try cover this subject from all possible angles.
What do EK employees do in their free time? Simple, create more awesome stuff! The build that you are looking at comes from EK R&D wizard Simon which is actually a boosted In Win H-Frame Mini. The thing is boosted in every aspect because it is raised on a radiator to conserve space. The other main feature of this mod is the custom flat reservoir that integrates the DDC pump as well!
Project Aorus was initially thought to be a simple show build with some water cooling and custom cables, but as Hans Peder “p0pe” Sahl explains, it often happens that he gets carried away and decides to make his own custom water cooling parts for the build. This project was first exposed live in Leipzig at Dreamhack 2017, Gigabyte – Aorus event.
Time to continue the story about radiators for liquid cooling. We have covered the basics about radiators in the Part 1 blog, and in Part 2 we even showed some charts. Part 2 clarified things about radiator performance, how radiator performance is expressed and how do we read radiator performance charts. We have shown how two of the most popular radiator sizes (120 and 140mm), with different thickness variants, relate to one another performance-wise.
It is hard to go unnoticed when you build a PC in one of In Win`s D-Frame 2.0 open frame cases. Malik Custom pulled off a clean and minimalistic look while he managed to exploit the stock gold paint job of the D-Frame, which is not an easy task. For this magnificent build, Malik Customs was inspired by motorization and industrial design, while the specific character of the In Win D-Frame 2.0 has just added a pinch of elegance to it.
Even though soft tubing is considered to be the beginner’s option, we cannot claim it’s easier to use than hard tubing. Some bends are just impossible to pull off with soft tubing. We have talked about various types of tubing in our “Fittings and tubing guide” where we mentioned the kinking effect on soft tubing. Soft tubing kind of “has a mind of its own”. It tends to go its own way… and if you make a bend too tight, the tube will collapse and stop the flow of coolant.
Open frame cases are becoming more and more popular these days, and proof of that, among others, is the Core P3. But, in this case, it is not the case itself that we are interested in, but rather the rest that High Resolution Computers built. Have a closer look at this beauty!
Let us introduce you to the CLC! It stands for “Custom Loop Configurator” and by knowing that, you get the general idea what it’s good for. The CLC is a one of a kind, there is no other similar webpage/software available that will help you to build your basic custom liquid cooling system.
The fundamental rule of radiator performance testing is to see how well the radiator cools the coolant. For us, computer geeks, the most widespread way of describing radiator performance is by using W/10°C, or in other words, Watts per 10 Delta T (sometimes K is used instead of ΔT). To make it easier to understand, we are going to look at some performance charts.
In the next few weeks, we are going to concentrate on radiators for a bit. There will be a series of blogs, all dedicated to radiators and the basics you need to know about them.