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EKWB Announces a Liquid Nitrogen CPU Cooler

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EKWB has announced a liquid nitrogen-based CPU cooler.

EK Water Blocks has announced a new liquid cooling unit, but this one doesn't work with water; it works with liquid nitrogen. Earlier EKWB already announced a similar product for memory cooling, but this time around it is announcing a cooling tube for CPUs.

The EK-SF3D Inflection Point EVO LN2-Tube is meant to be used with liquid nitrogen and is built from a copper base plated with nickel. EKWB claims that using this tube will require less insulation than other tubes, since it would use heaters to keep the PCB and the VRM's warmer to prevent condensation on these. 

The unit is also built using a unique mounting system. With this it should be possible to change the CPU or cooling block within less than a minute.

The EK-SF3D is already available on EKWB's webshop for an MSRP of $192.93. The mounting bracket would have to be bought separately, which would set you back another $51.40.

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    groundrat , May 25, 2013 9:13 PM
    serial overclockers will be very happy.
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    kewlmunky , May 25, 2013 10:11 PM
    So is this a LN2 cooler that can be used for normal computer use or is it just a simplified kit for playing around with overclocking?
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    GMPoisoN , May 25, 2013 10:15 PM
    I personally think that's awesome. It's going to broaden the community of LN2 users imo.
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    nieur , May 25, 2013 11:17 PM
    This is good but i don't thin there is volume market for liquid nitrogen cooling systems. I want haswell to overclock above 5 GHz on air
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    C12Friedman , May 26, 2013 5:44 AM
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    So is this a LN2 cooler that can be used for normal computer use or is it just a simplified kit for playing around with overclocking?

    Unless you can pay someone to keep filling the pot, just for benchmarking purposes but with the VRM not being subjected to supercooled temps also, there should be some pretty interesting benches made with it I would think
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    cmartin011 , May 26, 2013 7:52 AM
    Sounds like a waste of money to me
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    devotiecon , May 26, 2013 5:55 PM
    Does it come with the liquid nitrogen, or do we need to get it from the Libyans in exchange for used pinball machine parts?
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    Stevemeister , May 27, 2013 5:29 PM
    I can sell you a LN production plant for around $20M . . . any takers?
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    Stevemeister , May 27, 2013 5:31 PM
    I think it would make a great holder for frozen Margarita!
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    cats_Paw , May 29, 2013 12:32 AM
    This is.... useless... Anyone who can afford to have liquid nitrogen at their home or workplace, can clearly afford a custom CPU LN2 Cooler.
    Its like giving cheap pens to buyers of a mansion: simply dosent make sense.
    If they made a Water cooling loop worth a damn it would be far better than this.