Silverstone demonstrates pumpless liquid cooler at Computex

By Scorpus
Jun 5, 2014
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  1. Silverstone invited me over to their booth at Computex Taipei, where something hidden away in one of their cases caught my eye: a closed-loop CPU cooler without a pump. Normally such a cooler would have a small pump above the...

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    I think it would be rather desirable with out all the moving parts of a pump and fan. How expensive are we talking?
  3. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Addict Posts: 125   +92

    What you've described is a heat pipe with a natural convection radiator.
    They've been around a while.
  4. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,827   +188

    They wouldn't say exactly how much, but I gather it's prohibitively expensive
  5. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    They can't just tease that and not give a number. We live in a world where a $1000 video card is a viable product so I have no doubt that an expensive, silent CPU cooler has a market too.
  6. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    Yes this is exactly the same as a heat pipe with a natural convection radiator :)
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,506   +498

    It sounds the liquid is quite expensive... hopefully they come up with a cheap solution :)

    The fanless no sound part sounds great.
  8. I see the article says passive radiator. I know it's a wide radiator but surely you'd need fans on that.

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