ID-COOLING Releases the Hunter Duet AIO Cooling Unit with Two Integrated Pumps
The longer AIOs stick around, it seems that companies find more ways to try and “differentiate” themselves from the competition. You’re probably thinking at first glance that two pumps in one loop is just another hype train to sell units, but once you discover that the second pump is built entirely for a GPU, then everything begins to make sense. What ID-COOLING is trying with a built in CPU and GPU pump on the Hunter Duet is a good idea, but there’s one potential issue that could arise and only time will tell.
The great thing about the AIO market is it’s introducing new ideas to consumers in ways that are much easier, and more cost efficient, than custom liquid loops. With the Hunter Duet, you have a much simpler method to introduce consumers to liquid cooling a graphics cards than on a custom loop. Normally, you would have to buy a properly fitted block and fittings that can cost almost as much as the entire ID-COOLING unit. The concept is great but there could be a potential problem that I hope the design team has taken into account. In my journey with trying to make the Cooler Master Glacer 240l work for my system, I came across a design issue that stemmed from how the pump and reservoir was designed. In short, the loop wasn’t balancing out the liquid pressure on both sides of the pump properly which would cause it to burn out prematurely (usually lasting 1-2 months tops). Due to the fact that one pump will be pumping directly into the other one on the Hunter Duet, ID-COOLING could run into similar problems unless they put in the proper measures to keep that from happening.
Overall, I really like the concept that ID-COOLING is presenting. I think the Hunter Duet is a great way to not only get a person’s feet wet in a more complete liquid cooling experience, but the value of being around $140 is great in comparison to a similar custom loop. Don’t get me wrong. The performance on custom should far outstrip the Duet, but it’s the cost-to-performance ratio that would most likely make it worth the value. The biggest factor for this unit that I’m looking to see is that the dual pump design can hold up for long term use, as well as the unit having good thermal performance. If ID-COOLING has these details in order, then the Hunter Duet is going to be a great addition to the AIO market.
ID-COOLING Releases HUNTER DUET Integrated AIO Water Cooler
- One Radiator & Dual Pump Design for CPU & GPU
July. 20, 2015 – ID-COOLING officially releases the world’s first integrated AIO water cooler for CPU & GPU with one radiator two pumps design, named HUNTER DUET. Along with this cooler, ID-COOLING is going to launch a full product line of water cooling under FROSTFLOW series.
HUNTER DUET is equipped with a 240mm radiator mounted with a pair of SF-12025 high static pressure fans. Fan speed is PWM controlled from 800 to 2000RPM, pushing max. airflow of 84.5CFM each. On four corners are mounted with rubber dampeners to absorb operating vibration
The pumps are designed with comet-tail LED lighting on the top. Bearing type is Ceramic bearing and the pump speed is set at 2500RPM. Copper base contacts CPU/GPU to help the heat transfer. Micro fin submerged design increases the heat dissipation surface. The dimension of the whole water block is Ф65×36mm.
EPDM Rubber tubes connected water blocks and radiator together. From CPU water block to GPU block, tube length is 250mm; GPU to radiator, 380mm; radiator to CPU, 250mm. Inside tubes is self-contained highly efficient and eco-friendly liquid coolant.
Universal mounting brackets are included. HUNTER DUET is compatible with (CPU) Intel LGA2011/1366/1150/1155/1156/775 & AMD FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3(+)/AM2(+). For GPU, the mounting kit supports mounting holes 58.4*58.4mm; 53.3*53.3mm; 51*61mm.
The MSRP for HUNTER DUET is $139.99.