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Ahanix Iceberg 1 Water Cooling Kit Review

Former staff writer    -   August 19, 2002
Category: CPU Cooling
GF City Computers
Price: $99 USD


Introduction:



Warning Note: There has been a very known flaw in this water cooler. Please read the end of the review before buying this product.

Overclockers are always looking for a better way to keep their processors cooler. If you've found the best heatsink and best fan, but that still isn't cooling your processor enough, you may want to look in to water cooling. Water cooling isn't just for overclockers. If your looking to keep your CPU cool, or your computer is in a hot environment begging for cooling, then water cooling maybe the thing you need. With water cooling, there is no loud fans, only one very quiet case fan to cool the radiator.

What is water cooling?

Basically, there is a hollow copper or an aluminum block which sits on your CPU that acts as a heatsink. This block, referred to as a water block, has water passing thru it to keep your CPU cool. The processor heats the water in the water block and the water is carried off to a radiator where the heat is released in to the air.

The water cooling kit that I am reviewing today is manufactured by Ahanix, the same company that makes the Platinum XP, Audi XP, Noblesse computer cases. The kit includes everything you need to start water cooling your CPU. Lets have a look at what the Iceberg 1 has to offer:



This is the box the kit came in. They have stuffed a lot of things stuffed in such a small box.



What you get

  • Aluminum Water block
  • Bag of screws
  • Reservoir
  • A/C water pump
  • Case fan
  • Hose
  • Bag of clips and other parts

    Specifications:



    Specifications

    CPU Jacket

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    69mm x 12mm x 62mm

    Compatibility

    Socket A/370/462/478

    Inlet/Outlet Size

    0.375"

    Material

    95% Al, 5% Cu Alloy

    Surface

    100% Ag Coated

    Weight

    110 grams

    Radiator

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    94mm x 135mm x 46mm

    Mounts

    2 x 80 mm Fans

    Inlet/Outlet Size

    0.375"

    Material

    100% Aluminum

    Housing

    ABS Thermoplastic

    Weight

    240 grams

    Water Pump

    Reservoir dimensions (W x H x D)

    90mm x 95mm x 100mm

    Mounts

    Internal Padded Mounts

    Inlet/Outlet Size

    0.375"

    Material

    100% Polycarbonate

    Throughput

    150 gal/hour

    Power Usage

    7 watts




    1. Introduction & Specifications
    2. Closer Look
    3. Installation
    4. Testing
    5. Conclusion
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