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Cooler Master Aquagate Viva


Author:  Vu Le
Date:  2006.11.20
Topic:  Cooling
Provider:  Cooler Master
Manufacturer:  Cooler Master







Cooler Master AQUAGATE Viva - Liquid cooling for your CPU and GPU

Introduction

Cooler Master is no stranger to cases and cooling and we were quite pleased to see another innovative product land on our doorsteps. The current self contained systems either aren't up to par with my performance standards or they are a bit too expensive. I never understood why more manufacturer's haven't released more self contained liquid cooling systems. Let's face it, not everyone has the time, patience or technical know-how to purchase an all out water cooling kit with separate components. It can also get very expensive and messy if you don't know what you are doing.

The AQUAGATE Viva looks to solve those issues. When I first saw the product, I was taken back. Could this be the answer I've been wishing for? On paper, this would be the perfect solution. I needed a simple all in one liquid cooling solution that required little or no maintenance, was easy to install and performed well. Pricing is also an important factor. I was actually shocked to see the AQUAGATE Viva priced lower than its older sibling, the AQUAGATE mini. Is it too good to be true?

Specifications

Compatibility Universal retention plate supports nVIDIA & ATI VGA cards or K8, AM2, P4, LGA775 CPUs
Material Aluminum
Dimension 175*75*44mm
Weight (Full Set) 748g / 26.38oz / 1.65lbs
Fan Dimension 70*70*15mm
Fan Speed 100~4800 R.P.M
Fan Bearing Type Long life sleeve bearing
Fan Life Cycle 40,000 hrs
Fan Noise 20 dBA (Min)
Fan Speed Control Thermistor
Material of Base Copper
Dimension of Base 40mm (dia.)
Rated Voltage of Pump DC 12V
Bearing of Pump Ceramics Bearing
Life Cycle of Pump 50,000 hrs
Rotation Speed of Pump 2600~3100 R.P.M
Water Flow 150/70/42 L/H (pump/water block/whole system)
Noise of Pump 20 dBA
Dimension (full set) 76*64*24.5mm
Length 500mm; 300mm; 300mm
Caliber of Pipe (inside) ID=6
Caliber of Pipe (outside) OD=10
Dimension 48*42*26mm
Rated Voltage DC 12V
Color Blue
Melting Point -30 C
Boiling Point 197.6 C
pH Value 6.5~7.5
UPC Code 870423000297


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