What do we need ? The product we'll test today is a pre-modified PC case equipped with water-cooling. In essence this is a nice Chieftec case loaded with preinstalled components. What you'll need and was equipped in this PC case are the following components: a big'ass Chieftec tower, tubing, radiator plus additional fans, pump to get the water flow going, reservoir for the fluid and of course cooling blocks for the components you want cooled. In our case this was a CPU block for a Pentium 4 processor. Let's go through the most important components one by one after which we'll show you the installation process.
The CPU block Let's start off with one of the more beautiful products in this kit, the processor waterblock. Attachment of the block is quite simple. First off you need a mainboard with drill holes around the CPU. Most of them have it, some don't. Check that before buying a watercoolking kit. You simply insert four screws from underneath the motherboard, which are then then twisted onto the screws until the water block sits flat and tight against the CPU.
When you look at the tubing you'll notice an in- and outake. Cold water moves straight over the core after which it's going out towards the radiator.
This CPU waterblock has really been designed for maximum performance and, of course, overclocking. At least 200W of CPU-heat can be drawn from the processor making it compatible with even the hottest Pentium 4 Prescott processors.
The CPU waterblock - pure copper.
No need to lap the base... it was mirror finished and nicely protected by wrapping plastic.
The CPU block + plastic cover + a little velcro to secure it in the PC case for transport.
Here we can see the top of the block a little better. In- and outtake, with the intake of course in the middle.
h2o - Premodded Watercooled Case H2O-computers specializes in custom solutions. The high-end nifty gear that most of us guru's like so much. If you need a sungle small component for water cooling that fine, do you need a watercooled pre modified case ? That's fine also. Do you need a complete water cooled system, hey .. they offer that as well. In fact their 5000+ system is a pre modified water-cooled Pentium 4 3.2 GHz system default clocked at 3.75 GHz on an Asus P4C800 mainboard with 1 GHz memory and so on ... if you need it then they can make you a complete water-cooled PC.