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#1 mkulrey13

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:39 PM

So the xbox360 is watercooled, well the cpu is. Now does MS expect us to re fill the watercool system or will it like never drain or dry up?

#2 chilin_dude

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:39 PM

I believe it isn't actual normal water, however I could be wrong.
It never needs topping up.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:40 PM

There's No 100% Confirmation On That Some People Are Saying That Is Uses A Double Intake.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:03 PM

I defenetly dont see M$ requiring a refill... sombody said it was liquid metal... thats myguess.. they are using it now to cool the X850 core from the OEM Saphire.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:08 PM

sleeping.gif I think is just water inside the heatsink.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:12 PM

from what has been said its heat pipes.

not 100% sure but i think its a sealed unit with water in the pipes that heats up turns into a gas and then cool back to water.

good thing about this is that it still goes on till the water returns to room temp.


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, I'm doubting you'll need to replace it ever.. It'll be like the liquid cooling in the current top end power mac g5s.. Completely sealed and never needs to be replaced.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 06:16 PM

http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=403184

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:32 PM

wow it would suck if it leaked out

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE(appleguru @ May 30 2005, 06:35 PM)
Completely sealed and never needs to be replaced.

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That pretty much answers the question.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:55 AM

the sega dreamcast had water cooling and a small fan. you would not need to ever "add water" as the tubing and heat exchanger(heat sink) are a sealed system. in other words, no way for the water to evaporate.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:16 AM

you dont use regular water for water cooling. you use a coolant

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:30 AM

You can use water, coolant, liquid metal and alot of other things, it just depends on how much heat absorbtion you need.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:51 AM

well seeing as Ati and Sapphire are in bed together, and Ati and MS are working together, I think the cooling will resemble what Sapphires Radeon cards use.

http://www.nforcersh...rticle2964.html

.pdf containing Sapphire cooling info..

http://www.sapphiret...se/blizzard.pdf

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:49 PM

Yeah, it uses heatpipes. There is no way they fit the radiator and reservoir in there.

On the subject of refilling, Intel is about to release a water cooling kit that requires NO refilling. The water loss is extremely minimal over many years.




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