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    Default Phase Change and Vapor Coolers

    Hey, I've noticed that there isn't a thread based on phase change and vapor coolers. I've heard that these devices can provide sub zero cooling and I was wondering if anyone here has a setup that involves such technology.
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/phasechange.html
    The main problem with sub zero cooling is the forming of condensation so I was thinking the best way to protect the components are to cover them in grease or something like that.
    Input please!:cool:

    edit: found the solution
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/9349.htmll
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    i think the reason we dotn have a forum for it is because they cost 1000s and very few people have or want them.
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    I was thinking about buying one because it can potentially cool many generations of cpu's to come and still be the best

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    Hey thanks a lot for finding me a site that'll send to Denmark as well. Lol. A phase change cooler cost about $1800 here, so $1000 is a good price here. I may consider buying that Lian-Li Mach II GT Bundle. That looks pretty sweet, and would probably be able to run for years to come

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    there did used to be a forum for phase change, but i decided to group all the cooling forums (air / water / phase) together about two weeks ago.

    Phase is s good as it gets. Those units you are looking at are what are considered the main strea of phase change - they look nice, cool well and are usable every day.

    Some crazy people out there go much further than this and use what are know as two stage or three stage cascades. This is when each cooling stage is cooled by another phase change unit. So it's like having three mach 2 units where the first unit can cool down to say, -50, then you attach the next unit to the previous and you can get the coolant down to -80, then do it again and get down to -120 or more. I've even seen a 4 stage before.

    These units wouldn't fit through a door, and sap about 4k/w of power

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    IMO, it is better use TEC setup. It's cheaper and it also can gives you sub zero temp, less bulky box sitting on your desk, top or bottom of your rig.

    When you use Phase or TEC, you have to deal with condensation (below sub-zero, no matter how carefull you are, it's still happen), power requirement and cost.

    Do we really need sub zero cooling for a PC?......with the new chips technology it runs much cooler now than the olden days. A cooling system that can give you load sub ambient temp that is good enough for me. I think that all we need for cooling desktop PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yblad View Post
    i think the reason we dotn have a forum for it is because they cost 1000s and very few people have or want them.
    it's cost that much in UK?


    Quote Originally Posted by xApemanx View Post
    I was thinking about buying one because it can potentially cool many generations of cpu's to come and still be the best
    $1000 cooling unit and it's not versatile only for a CPU?


    Quote Originally Posted by 12mmChillFactor View Post
    Hey thanks a lot for finding me a site that'll send to Denmark as well. Lol. A phase change cooler cost about $1800 here, so $1000 is a good price here. I may consider buying that Lian-Li Mach II GT Bundle. That looks pretty sweet, and would probably be able to run for years to come
    if you know where to look you can get a phase change unit for under $300. OCZ have one if you can find it, here is a review http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/...spx?i=2669&p=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
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    it's cost that much in UK?
    sorry, hit the instead of $ automatically
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    hmm the Cryo-z looks pretty good if it stays around $300 but 2 years from when it said it would be released and its still not released?!?!

    plus its not quite either but who would get it if there going for those temps

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaganader View Post
    hmm the Cryo-z looks pretty good if it stays around $300 but 2 years from when it said it would be released and its still not released?!?!

    plus its not quite either but who would get it if there going for those temps
    yeah, it's weird.....hardly find on retail but OCZ advertising on their website though.

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    i've seen a lot of threads about the OCZ phase change unit, all of them are about delays. It is a good unit if you can find it, but i honestly think OCZ are either going to pull it or have once again delayed its full launch.

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