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Massive, 3-lbs Silentmaxx TwinBlock Cools PC Up to 100W

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A dual-heatsink design offered by Silentmaxx promises to cool CPUs with a power consumption of up to 100 watts - without the need of fans.

The massive, 3-pound construction of ten copper heat pipes and two aluminum fin arrays can be combined with Intel sockets 774, 775, 1155, 1156, and 1366 as well as AMD sockets 939, 940, 2, and 3. According to the manufacturer, the "TwinBlock" measures 210 mm x 135 mm x 160 mm. The total cooling surface is about 5.4 square feet, Silentmaxx said.

Included in the package is a "silent" 120 mm cooling fan (21 dBA). Silentmaxx is offering the Twinblock for 99.90 Euros, or about $120.

 

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    outlw6669 , July 26, 2012 10:43 AM
    Yeah, enjoy splitting your motherboard in half...
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    gigantor21 , July 26, 2012 12:05 PM
    Seems more useful for smashing PCs than cooling them. :p 
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    sporkimus , July 26, 2012 1:06 PM
    Crane support sold seperately...
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    outlw6669 , July 26, 2012 10:43 AM
    Yeah, enjoy splitting your motherboard in half...
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    Anonymous , July 26, 2012 10:53 AM
    $120?.hmmmmm...
    I take it for $12
    do I need special design motherboard or case to fit that in?
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    belardo , July 26, 2012 11:11 AM
    So does it need a fan or not?
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    aznguy0028 , July 26, 2012 11:38 AM
    belardoSo does it need a fan or not?

    how did you miss the first sentence?

    "A dual-heatsink design offered by Silentmaxx promises to cool CPUs with a power consumption of up to 100 watts - without the need of fans."
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    nikorr , July 26, 2012 12:03 PM
    Beast :D 
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    gigantor21 , July 26, 2012 12:05 PM
    Seems more useful for smashing PCs than cooling them. :p 
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    boiler1990 , July 26, 2012 12:18 PM
    $120? You're better off buying a Cooler Master Hyper 212+/EVO and putting some quieter $20 fans on it like the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s, or investing in an XSPC RX240 kit. Both will be very quiet for the same price or less.
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    nebun , July 26, 2012 12:59 PM
    wow...really?....if anyone is willing to put this on their mobo they are really dumb....that's a lot of weight to be hanging from only 4 bolts...coun't me out...i will stick with my liquid block from Koolance (360)
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    sporkimus , July 26, 2012 1:06 PM
    Crane support sold seperately...
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    f-14 , July 26, 2012 1:30 PM
    that's nothing, i have a 2 ton heat sink sitting outside my window that will cool ANY PC, even the last one which was on fire, installation requires heavy equipment or a really good HVAC guy.
    it runs at about 41 dbs, but that's nothing a $198 blower fan can't fix
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    bucknutty , July 26, 2012 1:37 PM
    I wonder what the back plate looks like? I would assume a 3 pound cooler would need a pretty crazy mounting and support system. Maybe they have some sort of hangers so you can move some of the weight to the mother board mounts, or to the case directly.
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    anonymous_user , July 26, 2012 1:53 PM
    I bet the Scythe Ninja Wire was released with this kind of heatsink in mind. The max load for the cable is 4.4 lb so it should be good.
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    CaedenV , July 26, 2012 2:03 PM
    Holy cow that is huge! Why on earth would you not go with WC if noise was such a concern? Or even a 212, remove the fan, and put a plastic shroud between the cooler and an intake/exhaust fan. There is simply no practical application for something like this...
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    teodoreh , July 26, 2012 2:56 PM
    Stupid inventions. Too big to fit on a small case, too stupid not to attack a 1.500rpm silent fan
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    shin0bi272 , July 26, 2012 3:18 PM
    does it come with a Leprechaun to hold it up too? I think I'll stick with my Thermal Right Ultra Extreme thanks.
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    inerax , July 26, 2012 4:03 PM
    Chuck Norris motherboard can hold this with no bolts.
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    eriko , July 26, 2012 4:23 PM
    nebunwow...really?....if anyone is willing to put this on their mobo they are really dumb....that's a lot of weight to be hanging from only 4 bolts...coun't me out...i will stick with my liquid block from Koolance (360)


    I've seen bridges held by 4 bolts each side.

    Maybe not so dumb then?
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    alidan , July 26, 2012 4:25 PM
    the fanless psu, the fanless cpu, and ssd... you can actually build a computer with no moving parts now, granted it wont be a gaming computer, but fanless none the less.

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    Anomalyx , July 26, 2012 4:35 PM
    ErikOI've seen bridges held by 4 bolts each side.Maybe not so dumb then?

    Or maybe dumb for the bridge too?
    Just a thought.

    This has applications for non-gaming PCs in my opinion. Some people are bothered by noise. I'm one of them. However, even this beast would need a fan with my setup (mostly due to the fact that the air temp gets to 90 degrees or so in my home office during the summer. A/C is expensive to run when 110 is the high and 85 is the overnight low).
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    devBunny , July 26, 2012 4:52 PM
    The sound of a fan blowing or the sound of a motherboard cracking? ....
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