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LEPA HDB 120 watercooling system leaked ahead of Computex

LEPA HDB 120 watercooling system leaked ahead of Computex

LEPA's HDB 120 features what it claims is the world's thinnest CPU waterblock at just 12mm thick.

LEPA is to unveil a new self-contained liquid cooler with what it claims is the thinnest CPU block ever at just 12mm thick.

Designed to take on the likes of the Asetek Low-Cost Liquid Cooling devices - as seen in our tour of the Asetek research and design centre - the LEPA HDB 120 has yet to be formally announced, but has been leaked ahead of a Computex unveiling by Chinese technology site ExpReview.

Based on a similar all-in-one self-contained closed-loop concept to Asetek's products, the LEPA HDB 120 boasts the world's thinnest waterblock measuring a mere 12mm thick. In addition to its svelte dimensions, the block has the loop entering and exiting at the side, rather than the top - meaning the HDB 120 could be a winner for space-constrained mods where a traditional vertical-entry waterblock simply won't fit.

The HDB 120's tiny waterblock then connects to a 120mm radiator with in-built pump, small reservoir and fan. As with Asetek's LWLC concept, it's entirely self-contained: there's no need to add anything else to the system - and, indeed, it's impossible (by design, anyway - with time and effort anything is possible) so if you have an existing watercooling loop the HDB 120 isn't the greatest choice.

For those who want the simplest way to get started in watercooling, however, it's a tempting proposition - and adds some much-needed competition to a market all but dominated by Asetek and product licensee Corsair.

Sadly, LEPA has yet to release performance characteristics for its HDB 120. As a result, it's impossible to say whether the device will offer the level of performance buyers have come to expect from modern self-contained watercooling systems.

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The_Crapman 29th May 2012, 12:58 Quote
Quote "there's no need to add anything else to the system - and, indeed, it's impossible"
Oh no it's not! ;-p
Gareth Halfacree 29th May 2012, 13:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Crapman
Quote "there's no need to add anything else to the system - and, indeed, it's impossible"
Oh no it's not! ;-p
Hah! I should have said 'designed to be impossible' - that's worth going back and adding a link, that is... Ta
Kamikaze-X 29th May 2012, 14:09 Quote
I can see this flopping, mainly because us lot are a vain bunch. It's ugly as sin! Makes the corsair stuff, even the H50, look like supermodels.
The_Crapman 29th May 2012, 14:47 Quote
And then there's the association with leprocy......
The_Crapman 29th May 2012, 14:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
Hah! I should have said 'designed to be impossible' - that's worth going back and adding a link, that is... Ta
Awesome! :D thanks for the ego boost! lol
HourBeforeDawn 30th May 2012, 02:16 Quote
why is it that we still cant expand on the images used in these types of publications?
mi1ez 30th May 2012, 09:35 Quote
how thin is that tubing? can't get much flow, surely!
feathers 30th May 2012, 12:54 Quote
I have a german mini NB/VGA waterblock that uses 6mm OD choobing. The waterblock has side mounted holes and is about 3mm thick except for where the tubes connect which is about 6mm cylinder. The block cooled as well as the full sized versions.
mrdbristol 30th May 2012, 13:17 Quote
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LEPA HDB 120 watercooling system leaked

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