Asetek "Rad Card", External Liquid Cooling GPUs for Space-Constrained PC Cases

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah no. before i get another item with asetek (based) pump, it has to cover all parts in my pc for 5y in case of defect.
    Not even talking about the noise my gpu pump makes at idle, thanks to low quality/"bad" designed product that cant be throttled or risk the pump to stop.
     
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    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaamn..... Real talk here.
     
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    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    lol.
    i only say this because others CAN make a decent pump, so this is not a "we need rocket scientists" problem.
    My alphacool pump (cpu can run at 30% of its max rpm, without any problems.
    And its not even something like a D5.
    Outside that pumps based on their design have higher fail rate, one reason i like to use Corsair on rigs not for me,
    as they cover all pc parts for 5y, if the aio dies etc and takes out other things.
     

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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Does not look very "externally".

    It is basically 1 card with 2 blowers :D
     
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    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    Well IMO you're not making an apples to apples comparison. A separate component pump, even a cheap one, doesn't have to operate under the size constraints of an AIO integrated pump. Do other pump makers warranty your entire system for a half decade if their pump fails? Not that I am aware of. All that said, aren't the patents about to expire or have expired and should open up new designs? Personally I've had decent luck with 'only' only 3 AIO pump failures over the years. Nothing else was damaged though. And my current AIO on the GPU is quiet, adding a felt pad between the top of the pump housing and the shroud, got rid of the slight buzz.
     
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    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    The eisbar i have is an aio, except like a few others (arctic cooling) their pumps aren't based on asetek/others,
    but in-house designs.
    And as you can see, it does NOT cost more, as 110$ (or around that) is a common price for all other aio as well.
    https://www.aquatuning.us/water-coo...one-cpu/20225/alphacool-eisbaer-240-cpu-black


    My problem with the gpu aio is that your getting charged +100$ for what is essentially a hydro 60i (or equivalent),
    and something never designed/optimized to run on a gpu (chip).

    And my rig is inaudible at low load making it stand out more, but even when i game and the fans ramp up,
    the high pitch is still there.
    And when you have tinnitus, a felt pad unfortunately doesn't cut it (i tried a lot of things).
     

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