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Coolit omni alc, self contained GPU water cooler.

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Did I just get Rickrolled? What is this, 2008?!

The review is a bit hit and miss. Performance is great, and there isn't a more difficult card out there to cool than the 480, but the testing methodology was flawed somewhat, not really providing an accurate representation of what we may expect, perhaps even a little disappointing for £150. If you consider that most aftermarket coolers for gfx cards (air) are in the region of £30 to £50, and will perform significantly better enough to allow considerable overclocks also, the Omni seems to struggle to find a niche at 3 times the price. Another £60 for an admittedly easy upgrade to your next card is also a tad steep, I thought the plates would come in a lot cheaper than that, and you still have to dismantle.

Why should any enthusiast buy this over a custom loop, that would most likely perform better? I can understand the appeal to OEMs, but in this market it doesn't seem to make sense at the moment, based on those results.
 
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I have to admit I expected the cooling to be better. still hitting 87c load is surprising :S

The review is a bit flawed though. They should have upped the voltage and then overclocked much higher.

What is the T delta method?
 
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Those plates cost loads IMO
For £150 you could get three really good aftermarket coolers, if you keep ur GPU 1.5yrs then that's 4.5yrs of great cooling

Or for £150 build a custom loop, small built in res/pump combo perhaps, block, 120 or 240mm rad + fan
 
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Yeah far too pricey considering there cpu/h50 cpu coolers are 50-60 quid, would have thought £100-130 and to include the correct plate would be more idealing.

No ones gonna be able too afford £150 quid after spending £300 on a 5870 or worser £500 on a 5970 or the new expensive Nvidia cards....
 
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Those plates cost loads IMO
For £150 you could get three really good aftermarket coolers, if you keep ur GPU 1.5yrs then that's 4.5yrs of great cooling

Or for £150 build a custom loop, small built in res/pump combo perhaps, block, 120 or 240mm rad + fan

Is there such a thing? what would be the most suitible for a gpu only loop, 120mm rad/fan. Basically as close to this as pos, but with a proper 480 block.
 
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What is the T delta method?


It's a way of measuring the performance of a cooling product which eliminates the room temperature variable.
Rather then use the temperature of the video card at face value you measure it against room temperature and the difference between the room temp and product temp. If you just test products by reading there GPU temps say after 20 mins it might be the room is 5 degrees hotter when testing your last cooler then what it was when testing your first product which means the last product you testing is handicapped by 5 degrees from the start.
 
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It's a way of measuring the performance of a cooling product which eliminates the room temperature variable.
Rather then use the temperature of the video card at face value you measure it against room temperature and the difference between the room temp and product temp. If you just test products by reading there GPU temps say after 20 mins it might be the room is 5 degrees hotter when testing your last cooler then what it was when testing your first product which means the last product you testing is handicapped by 5 degrees from the start.

gotcha, thanks
 
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