Conclusion Right, I'm disappointed... disappointed about the fact that I had such a conservative and, most of all, stubborn opinion about water-cooling because I have to admit... this kit has what it takes, it's a little jawbreaker. It's easy to mount, setup and does its cooling job extraordinary well under intensive conditions. It's a very easy to setup and to use kit that Asetek managed to provide here. The push-on fittings are just so easy to use and the gear so easy to apply. This has been made for the mainstream user.
Watercooling is not for everybody though, you need to be an enthusiast PC user with a nice budget. Water-cooling kits like these are not at all cheap. The Asetek WaterChill kits and components most likely are not the cheapest in its product range, I'm sure you can find components from other manufacturers. Yet I'm confident you will not have the same quality and security that Asetek offers you, as I admit am really impressed with this kit. So if you want the best then you will need to cough up the dough for sure and if you can do just that then by all means this is a safe buy. Basically I see only one apparent disadvantage for this kit. It's rather big and therefore not easy to house in your average PC case. Assuming you like everything to be fitted inside the PC you'll likely need to invest in a bigger PC case.
The advantages are clear though. Next to having some real good fun building the PC with watercooling it is quiet and offers awesome cooling, those are the two most important results you need to keep in mind. Oh that and the fact it'll blow away your friends when they see it also ;)
Hey you know what, I still say that Water versus Electronica gives me the chills... hey what do you know... the product range is called WaterChill ;)
Highly recommended, two thumbs up and without a doubt it deserves our Editor's Choice award. It's not cheap but this kit is quality and it has so many advantages. For the money you get a very complete kit which offers good value as it entails everything you need.
Last thing, thanks to Asetek for sending out the WaterChill Antartica kit towards us to do a review.
Now then... I need to find me some glowflow and a blacklight :)
Asetek Waterchill Watercooling These Pentium 4 CPUs these days are getting rather hot. Why not watercool it ? The kit we received from Asetek is pretty much their best kit. It's called the KT12AT-L30/220V/Dual Radiator Socket LGA755 kit, a CPU/VGA/Chipset kit. We opted the version with thick 1/2" tubing for optimal flow. Next to that the kit has the heavy Hydor L30-II included, a pump that can push 1200 liters of water per hour.
Asetek Waterchill Antartica Watercooling To get me over that weird idea of water in a PC I figured, what the hell ... if you fall of a bike you need to get back on it right. With that approach I've been in dialog with Asetek. Asetek ladies and gentlemen is as stated a very reputable company in cooling material. Luckily for me they recently released their WaterChill Antarctica CPU+VGA kit.