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    Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    Scandinavian manufacturer dips into liquid cooling.
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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    I'd love to see a kit with a pump, hoses and radiator in a neat package (possibly with pump built into radiator) leaving you the choice to buy a cpu or gpu water block. I'd get one to cool my 970 but wouldn't want it sharing the same preheated water that my CPU uses.

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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    I'd love to see a kit with a pump, hoses and radiator in a neat package (possibly with pump built into radiator) leaving you the choice to buy a cpu or gpu water block. I'd get one to cool my 970 but wouldn't want it sharing the same preheated water that my CPU uses.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm sure it's been thoroughly proven that 'warm water' has at best a margin of error change on temps.

    It's all the same at the end of the day, as long as you have enough surface area on the radiators then just bang it all in a loop. This way you only need one pump and one res.
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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    I know Swifttech make rad&pump combo's (not a whole kit just these two bits in one) I know that the early versions had some major issues with vibration.
    The pump being hard mounted to the rad, which in turn is hard mounted to the case means you've got a lot of mass getting vibrated and if it's not tightly bolted to the case then that vibration get tuned into knocking.
    The early ones also had an acrylic reservoir on the other end of the rad, and the vibrations caused the reservoir joints to crack and leak, this was fixed in the later models with a metal reservoir incorporated into the body of the rad.

    As to warm water effecting the temperatures, depends on the setup, there's a lot of factors that go into it, contact surface area, head pressure, water flow speed, temperature differentials.

    Personally I'd like to be able to just buy the pump/block separately.

    Also as with almost every other all-in-one cooler review on almost every other site, there's no opening it up to see what the insides are like under the shiny plastic casing.
    I really wish some reviews would take the time to pop some of these open to actually see what the internal differences actually are.

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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    The Swiftech H220-X has a pump mounted in the radiator. I'm in the market for a 240mm AIO water cooler and waited for this model but they are impossible to get hold of in the UK.

    This Fractal looks quite nice but I think it needs more coolers in the review to give a feel of how it stacks up, especially against the popular models like the Corsairs.
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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    I'd love to see a kit with a pump, hoses and radiator in a neat package (possibly with pump built into radiator) leaving you the choice to buy a cpu or gpu water block. I'd get one to cool my 970 but wouldn't want it sharing the same preheated water that my CPU uses.
    The specific heat capacity of water is so high that at normal flow rates there genuinely isn't a significant difference in temperature at different points in the loop, counter-intuitive though that is.
    Your water temperature before and after your CPU will be within a degree or so of each other, all that matters is that the radiator is able to keep on top of the heat being put into the loop.

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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    Looks solid. Might give the 120mm a try and see how that fares.
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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    Can it be assumed then that Hexus did not try running the pump at 9V?
    I would be interested in the temp and noise results at 9V.

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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    In case you use a video card ,the rear fan should be set as exhaust.

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    Re: Fractal Design Kelvin S24

    Very happy to see such good performance.

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