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Blastflow has waterblock for Intel Skulltrail

Posted on Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 00:16:30 CET by

Blastflow, a subsidiary of Vadim Computers, announced a new waterblock for Intel Skulltrail motherboards. The new Blastflow Tidal Skulltrail SB Block is made out of copper and is designed to cool the southbridge and SLI bridges:
When Skulltrail was developed, we Intel’s engineers kept us up to date on the hurdles they were running into. One of the most interesting ones was that two nForce 100 chips from Nvidia are dissipating more heat than the ESB2 Southbridge itself, creating two thermal hot spots on the lower side of the motherboard. Heatpipe cooling wasn’t really an option, so Intel ended up using a putting a modified cooler for lower-end graphics cards to keep temperatures in check.

Of course, if you plan on overclocking Skulltrail, that air-cooled setup will not be enough. One of the first solutions for this dilemma comes from Blastflow, which has been marketing its universal GPU waterblock for ATI and Nvidia cards for some time. The new Tidal Skulltrail SB Block is manufactured using a combination of polished copper and see-through acrylic material, which apparently is enough to keep the temperature of those three chips at a reasonable level. If water-cooling is your weapon of choice for Skulltrail, it might be a good idea to check this product, since this is very first Skulltrail waterblock we know about. We recently learned CoolIT's setup that cools down the CPUs and the Northbridge, but this is first one to solve heating issues in the lower part.

The watercooler weighs about 314 grams and uses standard ¼” bsp thread connections.

Source: TG Daily



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