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Unread 09-06-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default What happened to the Jet design? (Cathar, where are you? ;-)

I thought i should ask, and i might as well do it here. Cathar offhanded the Storm/G7 thingy to Swiftech who since then pretty much did... Nothing to it? It's now again replaced with microchannel designs, or micro "pin array designs" and every company with any "pride" has plate with a bunch of holes in different patterns in there block. These are usually called "jet plates" or something stupid like that, even as they aren't anything like the jets i've been expecting to see.

So, my question is... What happened? Did everyone decide that microchannel designs were better when i looked the other way, or is it simply cost in manufacturing making the blocks with this design to impractical, or even impossible to turn a profit on?

I miss the good old days. It feels like only yesterday...
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Default Re: What happened to the Jet design? (Cathar, where are you? ;-)

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I thought i should ask, and i might as well do it here. Cathar offhanded the Storm/G7 thingy to Swiftech who since then pretty much did... Nothing to it? It's now again replaced with microchannel designs, or micro "pin array designs" and every company with any "pride" has plate with a bunch of holes in different patterns in there block. These are usually called "jet plates" or something stupid like that, even as they aren't anything like the jets i've been expecting to see.

So, my question is... What happened? Did everyone decide that microchannel designs were better when i looked the other way, or is it simply cost in manufacturing making the blocks with this design to impractical, or even impossible to turn a profit on?

I miss the good old days. It feels like only yesterday...
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Pins design is more flexible and works better at lower flow rates. Manufacturing is much easier as they are either casted or milled with fast efficent cross cut bits. Swiftech had to pick the one that is overall most effective for their lineup. The pin grid was it. Others went the same direction for the same reasons.
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Default Re: What happened to the Jet design? (Cathar, where are you? ;-)

What happened is that the processor heat loads increased and the micro channel base plate design with a jet plate is a much more efficient design.
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Damn, impressive 5 year later post
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A'men! What's new?
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Unread 06-14-2016, 02:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: What happened to the Jet design? (Cathar, where are you? ;-)

It's a good thing old threads never die.
So, anyway.
What you guys are saying is that my Cascade (if i can find it) would perform worse then a "modern" design, and if i'm to build a new WC system, i need to grab a new block to go with it?

Hey, it's my old thread, i should be allowed to resurrect it.
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Default Re: What happened to the Jet design? (Cathar, where are you? ;-)

*Hay all guys!*

AFAIR, Jet design was better because it was able to cool off the hot spots of an overclocked processor better than others, so it could maintain a higher overclock, even if it didn't show on temperatures.

But now, processors come with heat spreaders. so thats advantage fades away.

I wounder if it would still be the best watercooler block for dellided processors...
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