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    News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CPU

    Danamics' much-vaunted liquid metal-based CPU cooler has arrived in stores, but at over £200, who's going to buy one?
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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    Er.. they're still constrained by the laws of thermodynamics like the rest of us. So what if you have the most efficent way of getting heat into your fins? The fin/air gradient is still going to be the limiting factor - more so when it doesn't even come with a fan.

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    I'm thinking of a 2 word phrase... one of these words is 'off'...

    seriously... it would probably be cheaper to water cool your cpu tha buy this... and the water cooling is more than likely going to be better...

    plus given the choice between one of those and the i7... i'd take the i7...

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    with that price did they manage to come up with some other numbers also? i.e figures. I'm interested to see.

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexus
    Danamics tells us "exceeds most watercoolers in a single device".
    Why, is it going to gool the northbridge & GPU as well? Still better off getting a decent watercooling setup, or go vapour phase chiller.
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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    completely pointless

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    Good to see my watercooling setup was a worthy investment

    *Phew*

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    So are Hexus getting one to test? If you do what are you going to test it against in terms of water cooling?

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    I don't think it's targeted as a replacement for water cooling, even if it's marketed as such. I think it's more of an alternative for those who want very good cooling, yet don't/can't have the kerfuffle of a water-cooling setup.

    It's still going to sell in trickles at best, regardless of who it is or isn't aimed at.

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    at that price tag. I know its a new technology as everything but thats mad! I really hope it can justify the price tag when it comes to testing but thats one seriously tall order!

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Er.. they're still constrained by the laws of thermodynamics like the rest of us. So what if you have the most efficent way of getting heat into your fins? The fin/air gradient is still going to be the limiting factor - more so when it doesn't even come with a fan.
    Exactly. You'd be better off getting a regular gigantic heatsink, and let the effects of thermodynamics move air across the larger surface area. And it'll still be £150 or so cheaper.
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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    Quote Originally Posted by Danamics
    exceeds most watercoolers in a single device
    I should hope so at that price

    Except that it's still marketing fud because they haven't said what they consider "most watercoolers" to be, and there is a possibility they mean a setup that conveniently has a radiator with a smaller surface area...

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    Does it come with magic beans?

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    Does it come with magic beans?
    Yes, you eat some before entering the store and end up buying a half-dozen of these.

    But as someone else mentioned, will this magnetic pump affect your hard drive array?
    I cant imagine what would happen if it were to somehow break open. Mercury (or whatever it is) all over your everything.

    P.S. If if is some form of mercury, couldn't it freeze at low temperatures meaning that one part could be frozen and blocking the flow while the processor is overheating?

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    its not mercury as such i dont think, its some kind of metallic compound which may include mercury.

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    Re: News - Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CP

    It will not freeze as long as the is a heat source applied (ie the CPU) it will be generating enough heat to keep it all liquid and if its not then the solid metal in the pipes will still conduct sufficient heat to the fins to keep the CPU cool until the metal liquefies again. But seriously when was the last time your room was less than 0°C? and even at those temps Mercury wouldn't freeze (it freezes/melts at ~-39°C) Now since we don't know what the liquid metal is we can't say for sure what its properties are but I would be very surprised if it would ever freeze under normal operating conditions.

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