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$7,300 Passive CPU heatsink

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Listed as an "organic workstation server fanless supercomputer heat sink", it's 3-D printed from either solid copper, bronze, steel, or aluminium ranging from $1,800 to $7,300. Apart from being described as for i7 chips, not much is mentioned on how it'd mount to a motherboard, let alone, much about its performance.

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 The base is attached to four stacks that consist of a plethora of small metal balls of different proportions. The seller claims that the very large surface-area-to-volume ratio helps absorb and dissipate the heat quicker. There doesn't seem to be any heat pipes, though, which raises the question of how it transfers the heat to the balls. And we can't quite figure out what the term "organic" in the title means.

 

It's an interesting thought to use this as passive cooling, cause it's practically plopping a giant chunk of metal on a CPU and expecting that to cool it. Maybe the gaps in the metal "balls???" would help dissipate heat, but at the price?

 

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/forget-water-cooling-check-out-this-7300-passive-cpu-cooler?fbclid=IwAR3c4WSnRzIONZKIDSD4HP1rCrfkG2RAN5XwGdTYAkLbk-dZXORRK8tNANg
https://www.etsy.com/listing/851430595/passive-intel-i7-cpu-cooler-heatsink

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9 minutes ago, GamingAsian0 said:

but at the price?

PT Barnum said it so long ago,

"There's one born every minute" so you know

Some will make us laugh

Some will make us cry

Prices like that, honey gonna make-a you die

 

(With apologies to the Dickies)


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give that cooler to me and I'll start peeling those spheres off 1 at a time


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4 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

peeling those spheres off 1 at a time

me reading "peeing on those spheres". 


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Just now, HowardYing said:

I read that the first time as well

It would probably increase the thermal preformance.


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1 minute ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

me reading "peeing on those spheres". 

water cooling


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2 minutes ago, HowardYing said:

I can't with this.

Wasn't there a youtube video where someone compared various.....liquids...for watercooling effectiveness of a PC?


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1 minute ago, Franck said:

this is called porous radiation cooling. it's nothing new. Yes it's moreefficient but the conductivity at the bottom seems the problematic part in this design.

I'm interested to know, why do you think the bottom seems to be the problematic part of the design?

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8 minutes ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

me reading "peeing on those spheres". 

4 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

I should not read user comments when I'm tired.

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make an appointment with your optometrist


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Just now, HowardYing said:

I know Jay did one of various liquids, just not... human wizz.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS6uSk8hfxE

 

I recall that one. Also Boris tested with (what else?) Vodka.

Perhaps this could be a LTT video, what readily accessible...fluids....make for the best WC efficiency?

 

If memory serves me right, one of the very first Cray super computers were cooled with blood plasma.

 


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Ok so forget price, performance, and all that nonsense.

 

 

 

 

What does it FEEL like?


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Just now, BigDamn said:

Ok so forget price, performance, and all that nonsense.

 

 

 

 

What does it FEEL like?

I think your user is the answer to your own question

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Looking at that thing freaks me out.  I can't remember what that's called.  The freak out bit.  


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Just now, nick name said:

Looking at that thing freaks me out.  I can't remember what that's called.  The freak out bit.  

There's Trypophobia, the fear of closely packed holes.

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Just now, HowardYing said:

There's Trypophobia, the fear of closely packed holes.

Oof.  Even reading the definition freaks me out.  


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3 minutes ago, nick name said:

Looking at that thing freaks me out.  I can't remember what that's called.  The freak out bit.  

i have trypophobia, this triggered me a bit

but not as bad as iphone camera


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Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

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Noticing those sphere collections that are supposed to look like trees are shaped a whole lot like 2 liter soda bottles. The base is shaped a lot like a casting sprue.  I would be unsurprised if the whole thing is solid metal.  Weight might be interesting.    If it’s hollow the whole thing might be one gigantic heat pipe.  Wouldn’t be hard to do.  This has handmade all over it.


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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