Water Cooling Systems, Performance

Performance Graph

The above graph shows the comparison between the temperatures reached by the cores of an AMD FX 8150 8 core microprocessor with several different sinks. For each sink it can be seen the reached temperature operating at the nominal frequency (3600 Mhz) and applying an overclock to 4200 Mhz. It exposes clearly that both temperatures reached by the microprocessor with the AMD sink installed are very high, even running at nominal frequency. When a professional air sink with copper tubes, aluminum fins and more than one kilogram of weight is installed, temperatures improve considerably, though generally they are sinks that occupy a large volume and sometimes even block some of the RAM sockets.

With our water cooling systems, even with the most basic solution, you can work below 60°C, and also reduce the noise generated and evacuate the heat directly out of the computer without overheating the air inside, allowing the other components to function at a lower temperature. With a larger radiator installed like the one we include in the advanced kit, it is possible to reduce temperatures even more. For the most ambitious users, it is possible to install a more powerful pump or even several radiators to reduce temperatures to the limit, for it is one of the major benefits of water cooling.

Test setup:

Microprocessor: AMD Octocore FX 8150 Bulldozer 3600 Mhz (OC 4200 Mhz)

Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3

Case: NZXT Phantom 530

Case Fans:  All of them 100% speed

Thermal compound: Ibercool 4,8 W/mK

Software: Prime95 and AMD overdrive

Air temperature: 26ºC

Tube: TFC Flexible PVC tubing 13/10mm

Test mode: average of 3 mounts. 20 minutes + 10 minutes (measuring temperature)