CPU's are getting faster, there's no doubt about that. All the extra speed generally also means extra heat. Lots of companies have released uprated coolers to help combat the heat generated by our little power houses. Serious overclockers will want to get the best, and the best is usually loud due to the faster CFM fans needed to keep the temperature down.
But is there an alternative? Watercooling. Watercooling has been around for quite a while, and just recently there has been an increase in the number of retailers catering to people in this are. The problem with watercooling is that it can be pretty expensive, and whilst the results are usually better than most can get with aircooling, there is always the risk that you will spring a leak and as we all know, water and electricity do not mix. Watercooling also offers silent cooling as another advantage.
One such company who is hoping to bring down the price and the risk of watercooling whilst maintaining the increased performance is , and today we are going to be looking at their complete AMD kit, the Wet and Chilly Chips .
In the Kit
1x YS-Tech 125CFM 120mm Fan
1x Reservoir with MaxiJet 1200 Pump in reservoir
1x AMD Waterblock
1x Water bottle (for filling the system)
Approx 1.5m of Silicon tubing
6x 7.8 OD to 8 OD adaptor tubes
The kit contains everything you need to get started with the exception of distilled water and some form of water wetter or antifreeze solution. Their included adaptors give you the opportunity to use 7.8 OD or 8 OD tubing (OD = Outside Diameter). The 7.8 tubing is the same as is supplied and requires the adaptors but theres nothing stopping you from getting 8 OD tubing and using it without the adaptors.
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