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-- Tom Leufken's New Water Blocks
-- 11.21.2001
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1

   As many of you insane overclockers already know, the most essential component of a water cooled system is probably the water block.  What is the water block?  It's the piece of equipment that is fastened to a CPU chip (or any other heat producing chip) that provides contact wih water for heat transfer.


Picture copyright Leufken Technologies

   As far as I can remember, when I thought of water blocks or extreme cooling, I thought of Tom Leufken.  Leufken Technologies was the first to bring out water cooling to the main stream with its line of water blocks and accessories.  With the boom of the overclocking scene, it was not too long that other companies joined in and decided to bring their own similar products out.

   With a good background in water block design, Leufken Technologies went back to the drawing board and worked on the next 'BIG' thing.  I contacted Mr. Leufken not long ago inquiring about what was in store next in his line of cooling equipment.  He mentioned something along the lines of 'Direct Injection' cooling.  Now this was something we wanted to see!  He just said wait a bit for the final samples to come through and we'll be the first to get a glimpse to this new water block.  So we waited and here's what showed up:


COMPONENT FLUID INJECTOR (tm)

   From the picture, it can tell a whole story on this block.  The COMPONENT FLUID INJECTOR (tm) block moves water directly over your CPU Core, no more maze or spirals within the block.  You get full contact with the water for maximum cooling.  This design is in the process of getting three (3) patents!


PEL-BLOCK (tm)

   This is the same water block, but with a peltier already strapped to it.  The hot side will be cooled directly with water while the cold side cools your CPU.  No other block uses this method.  Direct water cooling is not a new thing, the Cray 9 had minicomputers submersed in 3M fluid.  No patents though on direct injection of liquid on silicon.

   The water block will be available shortly after Thanksgiving of this year.  They are available separately for people who already have a water cooling setup and also as a complete set.  The COMPONENT FLUID INJECTOR (tm) will come with 1/2" fittings while the PEL-BLOCK (tm) will come ith 3/8" or 1/2".  The PEL-BLOCK (tm) will have an option for 118 Watt and 156 Watt Peltiers, 85 Watt may be produced if there is a demand.  Currently the blocks are designed for AMD socketed chips, Intels will follow shortly.

   The complete set will run abou $140.00 USD and will include an AquaVia 1300 Pump (400gph, 106" lift. Noise level <5 db. 18 watts) and a new clip that utilizes all the barbs on the socket.  If the complete set is used, a drop of at least 20 degrees F lower than the best copper block available on the market today.  This is definitely something we want to test out!  Keep an eye out as Leufken Technologies unveils this shortly.

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