Kingston announces water-cooled HyperX H2O memory kits

Jos

TS Evangelist
Kingston today announced the latest additions to its HyperX memory kits lineup, the HyperX H2O. The launch includes one triple channel and two dual channel DDR3 kits made up of modules equipped with a newly-designed heatspreader which -- as the name suggests -- can be connected to water cooling setups.

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PanicX

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Should be useful for overclockers. Unstable RAM is what usually capped my overclocks.
 

Per Hansson

TS Server Guru
Staff member
Ehh, a straight tube that runs thru the RAM?
-200 for lack of effort
A directed fan and some RAM with a decent heatsink will cool way better than this

Plus how would you connect water hoses to 3 or 6 of these sticks without creating kinks?
 

Leeky

TS Evangelist
Ehh, a straight tube that runs thru the RAM?
-200 for lack of effort
A directed fan and some RAM with a decent heatsink will cool way better than this

Plus how would you connect water hoses to 3 or 6 of these sticks without creating kinks?
Could you not use T-pieces and connect them all with straight runs of piping?

I'm suprised you can't get reinforced piping that resists kinking - That's a serious concern in the confines of a PC case in my opinion.

(I've not clicked the link by the way)
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
For ddr3 ram that is not really even that expensive, usually the cheapest is 100$ for 4 gigs. When I get another 4 gig this is what I will be buying.
 

Per Hansson

TS Server Guru
Staff member
Sure there are 90° bends you can buy, but it kind of defeats the purpose don't you think (I mean why make them straight in the first place)

In most motherboard designs the graphics card will be right below the memory, so there is no way you could run a tube there...
The nipples should be facing straight up, then it's much better
Plus it should be an actual waterloop leading the water closer to the ramchips
Not a straight tube just tacked on at the top
 

PanicX

TechSpot Ambassador
I see what you mean. It'd probably work best if they had some copper spreaders using the "heat pipe" style cooling to a water block and the water block would attach across several dims. I can see this being a real problem if you have really close dim slots too. Would you even be able to put 2 of these next to each other?
 

LinkedKube

TechSpot Project Baby
You have to assume that the heat spreader is just as wide as the nickel plated tube going through the top. With that said you be sure that there's something there you cant see. Pretty sure there is a liquid canal setup which we cant see from that picture.