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    OCZ Displays Carbon Nanotube Cooler

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7571
    The OCZ Hydrojet cooler uses an advanced heatsink material

    The first heatsink to make use of directional carbon nanotubes, the OCZ Hydrojet, was on display at Computex 2007. Carbon nanotubes, an allotrope of carbon, are widely regarded as the next major thermal interface material because of their superior thermal conduction properties.

    The contact base of the OCZ Hydrojet is made completely of carbon-nanotubes, which OCZ claims is five times more efficient than copper. Carbon nanotubes have been looked upon as a strong alternative to traditional copper based heatsinks. They are very ideal for application in heat transfer products because of their impressive heat-conduction properties. Carbon nanotube based interfaces have been shown to conduct more heat than conventional thermal interface materials at the same temperatures. In addition, they have shown to be ballistic conductors at room temperature, which means electrons can flow through CNTs without collisions.

    Carbon nanotubes are small wire-like structures made out of a sheet of graphene. The sheet of graphene used to construct CNTs is roughly one-atom thick, and have been rolled up into a cylinder. The diameter of the cylinder ranges in the nanometers.

    Unlike most other thermal materials, carbon nanotubes are able to move heat in one direction. On the other hand, copper, which is looked upon as one of the more superior thermal materials, moves heat radially. In the case of CNTs, heat is moved along the alignment of the nanotubes.
    WOW. I'm really surprised to see this technology being used for consumer applications already .
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    same as the Phase unit, will show it in Computex and such but won't reach the market any soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaFrOuT View Post
    same as the Phase unit, will show it in Computex and such but won't reach the market any soon
    Ouch.
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    I thought their Phase Unit was to be released this summer?
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    yes, but does it work?

    or is it just like the neural game controller?
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    Hmm... carbon nanotube is equally wide on both ends, and it can have only two ends, so the hot surface is the same as bare core; so how do nanotubes improve anything?
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    I thought they used pyrolytic graphite, CNTs in a consumer product today?

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    we've been through this. It's not carban nanotubes. Is graphite. And they're made in way so they're inline and able to transfer heat energy (due to the structure of graphite, it can only conduct well in one direction. Up and down in this case. Though obviously it will be going up. I'm talking such rubbish.

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    i'm more interested in the phase unit :P

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    we've been through this. It's not carban nanotubes. Is graphite. And they're made in way so they're inline and able to transfer heat energy (due to the structure of graphite, it can only conduct well in one direction. Up and down in this case. Though obviously it will be going up. I'm talking such rubbish.
    They specifically say carbon nanotubes and graphene. What you are referring to is a different product.
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    Ohh.... nice unit

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    Its not Carbon Nanotubes, They cost over $500 per GRAM
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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Lead Head View Post
    Its not Carbon Nanotubes, They cost over $500 per GRAM
    Oh you are a supplier now?

    There are different grades of nanotubes, different levels, and different diameters. You cannot say that nanotubes are $500/gram. Thats like me saying its $50 for a foot of copper. Well one foot of copper could very well be a wire 5 cm in diameter, and it maybe mixed with tin or nickel. It could also be 1 mm thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmad View Post
    Oh you are a supplier now?

    There are different grades of nanotubes, different levels, and different diameters. You cannot say that nanotubes are $500/gram. Thats like me saying its $50 for a foot of copper. Well one foot of copper could very well be a wire 5 cm in diameter, and it maybe mixed with tin or nickel. It could also be 1 mm thick.

    Your attempt to simplifiy the matter .. don't do it.
    The was one of the cheapest I found. If you can find a place that sells nanotubes for $1/Gram, at which point it would be actually feasible to buy one of the sinks
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    companies spend millions to do R&D on products before ever selling a single product.
    even if the thing was 500 a gram... dont you think OCZ could do it if they wanted to??

    they arent some little corner shop in oregon.

    plus, do you honestly think the entire industry would "think its the next thing to replace copper" for cooling... if it really was that expensive?
    at some point they must expect it to become cheap... affordable... and easy to mass produce, if the industry is saying its the next big thing.




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    My Home made carbon nano tubes cost 1$ a gram.

    Anyhow, OCZ forum members pretty much told us it was not carbon nanotubes. Was a big topic on this before.

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    Where's one of the OCZ reps to shed some light on this topic? HUH? HUH?!

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    Not sure where Carbon Nanotubes came from.....I will have to hit Michael up to see if something has changed, but it was Directional Graphite last time I knew which may be similar or the same as Carbon Nanotubes, none of that is my specialty

    Quote Originally Posted by EternityZX9 View Post
    Where's one of the OCZ reps to shed some light on this topic? HUH? HUH?!
    How many times do we have to shed light on it? Every time we shed light on it, its just denounced as frivolous and impossible by the masses here. I am sure I will get plenty of feedback for this post

    The best solution to all this, is wait until you get some numbers...then you can actually make an informed decision about performance, regardless if its made from bubble gum or our new Moon Rock Alloy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyderOCZ View Post
    How quickly we forget where the info is

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...4&postcount=86

    Not sure where Carbon Nanotubes came from.....I will have to hit Michael up to see if something has changed, but it was Directional Graphite last time I knew which may be similar or the same as Carbon Nanotubes, none of that is my specialty
    Wow, are you like a genie?

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    Anyways - is there a possibility we could see this out by the end of this year? Can you tell me that much Ryder? Please....with sugar on top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyderOCZ View Post
    How quickly we forget where the info is

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...4&postcount=86

    Not sure where Carbon Nanotubes came from.....I will have to hit Michael up to see if something has changed, but it was Directional Graphite last time I knew which may be similar or the same as Carbon Nanotubes, none of that is my specialty


    How many times do we have to shed light on it? Every time we shed light on it, its just denounced as frivolous and impossible by the masses here. I am sure I will get plenty of feedback for this post

    The best solution to all this, is wait until you get some numbers...then you can actually make an informed decision about performance, regardless if its made from bubble gum or our new Moon Rock Alloy.

    Thank you
    When are the bubble gum coolers coming out? those sound like they'd be dirt cheap . Is it enviroment friendly too? I know r600 power consumption activists will love to hear its been made from recyled bubble gum.

    Also the moon rock cooler sounds intreging, is it pricey though? Like starting at $1,000,000 a cooler?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gdogg View Post
    When are the bubble gum coolers coming out? those sound like they'd be dirt cheap . Is it enviroment friendly too? I know r600 power consumption activists will love to hear its been made from recyled bubble gum.

    Also the moon rock cooler sounds intreging, is it pricey though? Like starting at $1,000,000 a cooler?


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    just opened that link and scrolled further down the page to see...

    By UppityMatt on 6/9/2007 5:04:27 AM , Rating: 4
    Whats the point? If your spending $300 on a Cooler to overclock... Just use that 300 to buy a faster processor model. I learned this the hard way by investing a little over 250 on a water cooling system by thermaltake. The gains i made from the water were not as substantial as just upgrading to a higher end processor. And then the pump went out and long story short i spent a hell of alot more. Its going to take quite a few reuses on your system to pay out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyderOCZ View Post
    How quickly we forget where the info is

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...4&postcount=86

    Not sure where Carbon Nanotubes came from.....I will have to hit Michael up to see if something has changed, but it was Directional Graphite last time I knew which may be similar or the same as Carbon Nanotubes, none of that is my specialty


    How many times do we have to shed light on it? Every time we shed light on it, its just denounced as frivolous and impossible by the masses here. I am sure I will get plenty of feedback for this post

    The best solution to all this, is wait until you get some numbers...then you can actually make an informed decision about performance, regardless if its made from bubble gum or our new Moon Rock Alloy.

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    OHHH, Now I'm going to go start a thread and spread rumors on the
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyderOCZ View Post
    How quickly we forget where the info is

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...4&postcount=86

    Not sure where Carbon Nanotubes came from.....I will have to hit Michael up to see if something has changed, but it was Directional Graphite last time I knew which may be similar or the same as Carbon Nanotubes, none of that is my specialty


    How many times do we have to shed light on it? Every time we shed light on it, its just denounced as frivolous and impossible by the masses here. I am sure I will get plenty of feedback for this post

    The best solution to all this, is wait until you get some numbers...then you can actually make an informed decision about performance, regardless if its made from bubble gum or our new Moon Rock Alloy.

    Thank you
    I always thought it was some form of graphite as well.

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    Graphite is totally different from nanotubes...nanotubes are incredibly expensive to make, go read up if you don't think so. No one could afford a carbon nanotube cooler (well without like totally killing your bank account...)
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