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    Watercooled integreated 450W PSU

    Hey all,

    Just seen this over at i4u - looks awesome, an integrated pump and radiator *inside* a PSU!

    http://www.i4u.com/article5690.html



    Wonder if theyll ever make it to the UK and be of excellent quality - mmm...OCZ please make one!

    Matt

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    I dont think i could bring myself to install one of those, i wouldnt be able to sleep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pands@scan
    I dont think i could bring myself to install one of those, i wouldnt be able to sleep!
    i agree :lol - fair enough i water cool, but water in a PSU thats just CRAZY
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    yer was going to say, water with right next to the highest source of power in a pc lol not good

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    i expect that the first time u turn it on u'd have to be on the other side of the room trying to push the button with a long stick just incase it went up
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976
    i expect that the first time u turn it on u'd have to be on the other side of the room trying to push the button with a long stick just incase it went up
    I was just trying to imagine doing that, lol.

    Is this much different to the water cooled psu's?

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    lol , or you could give them a metal stick lol

    yes i would imagen the theory is the same, but the actual PSU would be cooled, not acting as a res and pump etc.

    all in all, i would never buy such a product

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    People watercooled PSU for ages on Bit-tech and i havent seen anyone died yet. But i doubt it would ever make it way outta Japan anyway.
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    Hopefully they made separate compartments for the liquid and the high voltage stuff. I like the idea though, great place to put a liquid cooling system.

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    all what it takes is one leak, and I had seen alot of leaks in my life.

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    The PSU itself doesn't look as if it is water cooled - just integrated a radiator into the PSU so that the one fan cools both. Not even sure if it has a pump - could just be gravity feed. It should be safe enough if the connections to the radiator are solid to the external pipe connections on the PSU!
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    Taking a decent standard/generic PSU design by seventeam and factory customising it to include a tank, pump and radiator is certainly an interesting concept.

    No way would I buy one. Primarily because I don't think it would work reliability after all it only has 6 month warrantee oh and tank/pump is right next to the hottest section of the PSU. mmmm toasty pump and hot water anyone for coffee

    Then you have the radiator sat on top of the PSU heat sink boy is that baby going to hot particularly at full load, which is just when the PSU also happens to get nice and not. I'd guess 60-70 deg C temperatures within the PSU case are certainly possible with the radiator heating the caps and the psu caps warming the radiator. Much worse is the temperature graph showing the CPU being at 66.7 deg C full load after 12mins

    The stock intel HSF coupled with a case fan can better those figures for a P4 830.

    IMHO the radiator is too small and in the wrong place.

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    Agreed. It would have to be a highly efficient PSU for me to even consider using it in a system (I wouldn't want heat from my PSU being dumped onto my CPU).
    It's a nice idea, but I think I'd still go for a fully independent water cooling system if it were me.

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