Posts Tagged ‘closed loop’
As performance has increased, traditional cooling solutions have struggled to keep up. Engineers have made air coolers larger, and added more fans and heat pipes in an effort to keep CPU temperatures in check. This approach has only taken us so far in the quest for the ultimate cooling solution. The popularity of custom water cooling has been on the rise among the elite and hardcore gamers. Others find it too bothersome or worrisome to add liquids where we have been taught not to put them. Over the last two years there has been an explosion of middle ground solutions called All in One Liquid (AIO) Cooling or Sealed Loop Systems. These have allowed the better cooling of water without the maintenance or fears of a fully custom water cooling system. Cooler Master has been successful with their previous outings in the seal loop arena but now they want to tackle the last hurdle for all AIO’s; expandability. The Glacer 240L Liquid CPU cooler is meant to address all of your current needs and those you may have in the future. That is a tall order for any CPU cooler but Cooler Master feels the Glacer 240L is up to the task. We will find out soon if they are correct.
Introduction Up for review today on our test bench is the SilverStone Tundra TD02 AIO CPU cooler. The TD02 is SilverStone’s first attempt at breaking into the AIO liquid cooling market. Since 2003 SilverStone has been bringing us unique and quality-built products like the TJ11 computer case, which is still being modded today, and exceptional air coolers. Unlike most of the AIO coolers out there the TD02 features a 45mm thick radiator instead of your standard 25-30mm and has a copper base with a nickel-plated aluminum unibody. The copper base is also unique; most AIO blocks I’ve seen aren’t a full cover, meaning there are screws on the bottom of the block holding a lid on. Unlike those blocks, as we will see later on, the TD02 is a solid piece of copper giving us full coverage on our CPU. The SilverStone Tundra TD02 comes with 2 x 120mm PMW controlled fans that have a static pressure of 3.5mm/H20 and a max airflow of 92.5CFM. Will SilverStone’s first attempt at entering the AIO CPU cooling market be able to hang with the veterans? I guess you will have to keep reading to find out. Before we jump into the review here is a word about SilverStone:
Today we are going to be looking at a new AIO/CL CPU Liquid Cooler unit. Just in case you don't know these termes, AIO stands for "All in One" and "CL" for "Closed Loop." These conventions have become rather popular over the last few years in the PC world. With the latest technology advancements in water cooling, it has become much easier for consumers to water cool their PCs with these AIO CPU Liquid Cooling units. The design takes the guess work out. With water cooling kits in the past, it could take countless hours of planning, and assembly could become a headache for those that have no experience. However, recently we have seen a change with the new trend in water cooling. We have started to see these AIO and CL coolers show up from several manufactures. Today we are going to take a look at a new-comer in the AIO CPU Liquid Cooler field. It is a device from Cooler Master called the Seidon 120m Liquid CPU Cooler. While we have seen multiple manufactures with a similar designs, Cooler Master really stepped up to the plate in trying to provide something a little different and competitive. As we move forward in this review we will take a look at how the Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid CPU Cooler stacks ups and how Cooler Master's design sets them apart. Before we move forward let's get to know Cooler Master a little better.