Liquid Metal Cooling

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lasermouse's picture
Joined: 08/09/2009
Posts: 31

Apparently Europe is an innovator when it comes to cooling computer components since there are no sellers in the Americas for this product. It uses an alloy of sodium and potassium which stays liquid from -12.6 degrees C to 785 degrees C. Unlike other liquid metals NaK (sodium-potassium) will not dissolve away solid metals like gold, silver, copper, and others which is a big drawback when using mercury and gallium.

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Andreas Hofer
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Joined: 10/31/2009
Posts: 121

I've only found one review on this ( Does not seem to perform that well, considering the price. The big problem is that the so called "liquid metal" is just like the water in a water-cooled setup. It might be faster than water but it lacks one thing, the radiator. In order to dissipate heat better than other contestants you would still need a fair amount of surface. This particular cooler is just too small but the idea might be more useful in notebooks or in combination with an additional radiator.

Joined: 11/22/2009
Posts: 59

Nice , but Costy $$$ ...

but best thing ever = Water

Joined: 03/07/2010
Posts: 2

I love the visualizations. If it sold in the US and was 1/3 the price, I'd try it.

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Joined: 02/22/2003
Posts: 13

If it was worth a damn, they'd have started using it in race cars years ago.  In a single race, a Formula 1 car creates a year's worth of heat for a house.

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