Thermaltake Reveals the XPRESSAR RCS100 Phase-Change Cooling..

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    Yes, its Thermalcake :D but at least they are trying..

    http://www.xpressar.com/index.html
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=15541

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    god help us all every 10 year old is going to be running around show ponying one of these now... if they culdn't get water right wtf where they thinking messing with gas!!! :sick::sick::sick:
     
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    ehehe true, oh well. I wonder how much they'll want for a setup like that.
     
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    Only 20 degress better? Thats not even sub zero! I wonder if that is a power or practical limit?
     
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    I think its just to do with the size of the unit itself and how much it can take.
     
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    wdit: oops

    what i wanna know is howmuch of 50W its using to produce that 35C result... doe it have more headroom, remember its controlled to minimise condensation.
     
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    I've been chatting with Thermaltake about this little phase unit for a little bit now and i'm not convinced either way and will be leaving the testing and results to do the talking.

    Samples should be arriving shortly and will let you guys know how things go and of course you'll be able to read all about it when the review is published in The Overclocker.

    If anyone has any particular points of interest or questions on the how's and why's of the unit, post it here and I'll use this thread as a reference point come review time :)
     
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    Will be interesting to see how it goes. I know its thermaltake and all but i don't know of any others making this type of cooling so simple. For the noobs like my self it seems interesting. Like others have said it will probably have a huge price tag though which would put me off.
     
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    Hey is this the same principle behind a car's air con?
     
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    im guessing so..
     
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    This is interesting.... see how this one goes!
     
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    I can only see this as a good thing. Someone is finally making phase change accessible (for us noobs:)). Hopefully other manufacturers will take notice and follow suit. Dear god I hope this isn't expensive as I expect it to be.
     
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    Would be sweet if it could cool video cards too.
     
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    Oh my God. Please let this be a nightmare.

    I am awaiting all the thread's going so my motherbord died and I was running a Thermaltake Phase unit :sick:

    If people want phase change do it properly and get a vapochill or kayl unit.
     
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    Hi phase change cooling elitist,

    Why is this a 'nightmare' ?

    Signed,

    Somebody who doesn't want to haul half a fridge to each LAN, but still wants to enjoy colder-than-watercooling temps with an easy and practical setup *


    * depending on reviews
     
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    It will be REAL expensive coming from Thermaltake..& if it perform good then expect it to be SUPER expensive
     
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    Well judging by their their previous "attempts" at enthusiast cooling products in the past, which have been nothing but terrible imo.

    I guess reviews and time will see if this is any good.

    Yeah agreed. This isn't exactly going to be a cheap cooling solution. I mean it would be cheaper than most phase change unit's, but personally I wouldn't risk it.
     
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    Gotta agree with you there, they had 2-3 revamps of the 'bigwater' kit and they didn't take on any ideas that the better companies that were making kits had.

    Judging by the expected temperatures, I'm going to go with that it wont produce sub-zero temps - lets see how it handles the thermal load of some of the hotter s775 cpu's, slapping a stock 45nm core 2 wouldnt show anything really :p
     

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