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CeBIT 2004 Part 4

So we have had Part 1, Part 2 and in Part 3 we started to touch on water cooling. Part 4 carries on with that theme...

Self proclaimed "Gods of Coolness", Innovatek shared a stand with Gainward to show off their water cooling wares. Here is a multicoloured "Konvert-o-matic" passive heat exchanger.

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

Aren't those fan grills for smokin'?

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

Two case solution. The "ENCS-Plus" external cooling solution to you and me. It has zero fans and is purported to be noiseless would you believe?

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

They also had a fine range of anodised cooling blocks and accessories on display.

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

That wasn't all they had displayed on their stand!

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

It would seem that water cooling is not just for the enthusiast. This is some dual CPU and GFX pro plumbing indeed from Megware.

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

Gigabyte had some impressive looking air coolers on show. These are from the "3D Cooler" range. They have a copper base and use heat pipes to transfer the heat to the main heat exchanger which is cooled by the fan blowing air down and through the fins. Supposedly cooling the surrounding mainboard components as well as the CPU. Note the 3.5" drive bay speed control which also comes with a PCI mounting option. There are three coolers in the range: Cooler, Cooler-pro and Cooler-ultra. The thing I really liked about these coolers is that they come with all the mountings for P4, Athlon XP and Athlon 64 included in the box. Thank you Gigabyte!

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

These things are huge, this only the small one!

CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

Even ABIT are getting in on the water cooling act. Here is their "Water Chill" HTPC style offering. The cooling system is actually Asetek's "Water Chill" water cooling solution which we reviewed version 2 here and the original here. Asetek are the makers of the renowned "VapoChill" which utilises vapour phase cooling to achieve subzero temperatures. If you want to know more then check out our review here by Dr Cheese.

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CeBIT 2004 Part 4 Water Cooling

And there's more...