OCZ SilverArray Water Cooling Block & 1000W PSU

Posted on Sunday, Jan 07 2007 @ 18:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Legit Reviews is at CES 2007 in Las Vegas and updates us on a few new products from OCZ Technology.

First up is the new OCZ ProXStream 1000W PSU. Contrary to other 1000W power supplies this one features a standard PSU size. However, to cram everything in the enclosure OCZ had to replace the 120mm fan with a 80mm fan.

Another new products from OCZ is the SilverArray watercooling block. One of the unique things about this block is that it has 14 allen head screws that hold the clear cover onto the base.

Even more special is that instead of one big piece of copper the base of this waterblock has 42 silver rods that have been inserted through the base. Each of these rods has direct contact with water flow and the procesosr that is being cooled.
Why do this? If I remember my numbers from college right, silver conducts heat ~7% better than copper. This means improved cooling as the heat will be transferred from the IHS to the rods faster. For those interested in fittings rumor has it that it will come with standard 1/2-inch or 3/8-inch barbs. If the OCZ SilverArray performs along the lines of the Swiftech Storm it might be a great block if OCZ can get the price down and mass produce them.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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