Review: Liquid Cooling with a TechN waterblock

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    While TechN is new to the waterblock market, it has already developed waterblocks not only for Intel and AMD processors, but also for graphics cards (particularly the Nvidia RTX 2080Ti). Usually it is...

    Review: Liquid Cooling with a TechN waterblock
     
  2. asturur

    asturur Maha Guru

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    Sometimes i would love to go back into watercooling, but also i do not overclock anymore and i like how simple it is a pc with just fans or an AIO.
     
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    suty455 Master Guru

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    I just got into water cooling last year and am loving it have Ryzen CPUs and the standard auto OC is fine with me but the main change is its slightly higher and virtually silent case in point my 3950 has 7 fans 2 Rads and cools CPU and a 2080ti unless I max it all out I never hear the fans and if I do its still very quiet, fan speed is controlled by coolant temperature and with just under a litre it takes a while to heat soak it to force a noticeable fan speed step.
    Just need to make it look fancy now lol
     
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  4. Jawnys

    Jawnys Member Guru

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    this block looks very nice, i think im gonna go full custom loop once i get the 5900x and a 6800xt or 6900xt, this block will fit perfectly with my build
     
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    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    Guess the United States is left in the lurch still. Was hoping countries shipped to would have changed.
     
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  6. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    woaw a waterblock review ! it's not everyday thanks Guru3D and Yuri :)
    only "plunged" into watercooling this year and it's hard to find actual reviews 9/10 articles are advertising with sometimes not even temperatures given ><
    I tested two, Corsair XC7 on a 9900k it's ok but not super amazing, mostly bling
    heatkiller IV pro on sTRX4, kickass cooling (1st place on older threadrippers comparisons) seeing TechN do better means it's very good

    +1 on the noise especially big difference when gaming on the gpu because while videocards are silent or near at idle with 80-99% gpu usage they definitely become noisy, I make static profiles and switch from desktop-gaming-benchmarking when needed nothing more annoying and noticeable than fans ramping up or down
    I used the time of unavailability of rtx3000-rx6000 to test gpu watercooling and one thing for sure I'm not going back to air cooled gpus I hope they make more waterblocks for Radeons this gen
     
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  7. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    i could "hear" HH's giggles all the way to California ;)

    i hope this brand becomes available in the US because i want it now. the simplicity, the clean lines go w/ any mobo. but i have a dark themed board on order (MEG Unify).
    they will separate many Americans from their dollars with blocks like these:eek:
     
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  8. Valken

    Valken Ancient Guru

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    A great review by Yuri! You just showed the world those EK blocks are way over priced for performance based on scientific facts. Thank you.
     
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    __hollywood|meo Ancient Guru

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    ppcs evidently stocks these, for americans interested in grabbing one.
     
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    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    ^ Thank you. Unfortunately at this time they are out of stock. Playing the waiting game.
     
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  11. Athlonite

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    The surface has a slightly rough texture. The essence of this idea is quite simple. During installation, an excess thermal paste may be an obstacle to metal-to-metal contact.
    So basically they've just said they were to lazy to polish it and nickel plate it so that you don't need to use a sh!t ton of thermal paste is that right
     
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    Nice test YURI knew those will be top ones by design. Almost got me to upgrade from my EK block to play around. Wounder how much better would core temps be at 210w with liquid metal like i use :)
     
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    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Saweeeeeeeet. Nice to see new players coming to the game with smoking barrels!!

    And here's to hoping they open up to the US.
     
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    PPCS has them in stock. Just placed an order. They run 118US. There are only 6 left as of my order today.
     
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