Intel LGA2011 CPU gets water-cooled

Written by Antony Leather

November 21, 2011 // 11:42 a.m.

Tags: #lga2011 #lga2011-pc-mod #overclocking #water-cooled-lga2011 #water-cooling #watercooling-lga2011 #x79

It didn't take long, but we think this is the first water-cooled PC mod that uses one of Intel's shiny new LGA2011 CPUs.

Forum user Coolmiester, also known as Paul Edwards, who has several high-profile projects already to his name, has built the PC around a Cooler Master ATCS 840 case and used the latest water-cooling hardware to deal with the heat from the graphics card and Sandy Bridge E CPU. It was on show at the recent Multiplay Insomnia 44 LAN event.

Using what appears to be an EK CPU waterblock, Paul has managed to overclock the CPU to 4.8GHz using an Intel DX79SI motherboard. The PC also sports Kingston DDR3 memory and HyperX SSDs, along with a Cooler Master PSU.

From our own testing with Intel's new CPUs and X79-equipped motherboards, we know that they're prime targets for water-cooling as the VRMs and CPU generate a lot of heat. As such, we suspect that we will see plenty more water-cooled LGA2011-based projects over the coming months.

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You can see more of Paul's project here, and you can see what we thought of Intel's new LGA2011 CPUs here. Are you planning to build an LGA2011-based PC? Are you also going to water-cool it? Let us know in the forum.
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