If you are a liquid cooling fan, and specifically like All In One (AIO) liquid cooling systems due to their versatility, easy installation and maintenance free operation, then you know that one of the names that immediately comes to mind is Corsair, with their Hydro Series of compact, yet powerful cooling systems for CPUs. In fact, Corsair’s commands a leading market share and is rumored to make for almost half of annual revenue for their now former OEM supplier, Danish-American Asetek. Yet during this year’s Computex Taipei, Corsair had a surprise for all of us expecting the usual redesign of their well-known AIO cooler. This time
EKWB, one of first liquid cooling manufacturers just celebrated its first decade as a company. Originally started as a project from Edvard Koenig, it grew to a 70 employees company once it was backed by a business angel Matjaz Krc. The company proudly manufacturers majority of their products in Europe, with the majority of suppliers coming from the automotive, avionics and medical industry in the Austria-Italy-Hungary-Croatia-Slovenia basin. Predator line of AIO (all-in-one) products carries same components as used in hypercars or submarines. Thus, when the first decade “dinged”, company founders decided to share the success by releasing a special, limited edition product. EK Supremacy EVO
Even though we’ve been seeing liquid cooling PCs since the late 1990s, this form of cooling only became a big thing over the last couple of years. If you are thinking about crossing that line you might want to read this post. First thing first, when it comes to liquid cooling, you need to make a decision; go with a custom loop or AIO (All-in-One)? In my opinion today’s AIO’s are “good enough” and as EKWB proved, you can even add a GPU to your loop later. Personally, I think that if you want a silent gaming PC with great overclock potential – go for the custom loop. If you still
Corsair’s latest liquid-cooler AIO coolers are aimed at the enthusiast segment.
Enthusiasts are on a never ending quest to find better cooling for their CPUs. Air cooling is the norm these days, but affordable water cooling systems are becoming more affordable. Water cooling is the next step and can provide great cooling effectiveness. There are two ways to install a water cooling system into a computer. They are piecing together a system from individual parts, or a “closed-loop” system. Closed loop water cooler contains the block, pump, and radiator in a sealed loop (that usually require no maintenance). Many companies are now coming out with their own closed loop systems for enthusiasts. Today we will look
Yes, Asetek was recently granted a patent (2 weeks ago) that basically gave them a blank check to sue anyone that uses an form of liquid (or non-liquid) cooling on any add-in card. That includes any GPUs, RAID controllers, network cards or ANY device that may need additional cooling that isn’t air cooled (passively or not). Obviously, Asetek believed that they could get away with this patent because they wouldn’t directly butt heads with AMD and Nvidia because both of these companies mostly manufacture air cooled graphics cards, so friction is minimal. However, many of their AIBs and aftermarket companies like Swiftech and EK are