Danamics Dishes Up World's First Liquid Metal-Based CPU Cooler

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mjjordan001

I like the concept alot. The fact that there there wouldn't be a problem with accidental leakage and no pumps to go out and less power consumption. I think its an awesome idea. I would like to see it tested. I am curious to see how it would fit in certain cases though and if the electromagnetic pumps would interfere with the electronics. I think they are on the right track

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Talcum X

 I would like to see a liquid cooler filled with vegtable oil.  Takes a lot of heat, doesnt evaporate, and doesnt conduct electricity.  I think it would be the perfect coolent.  But if this works without a fan and all the stuff that goes with liquid cooling...all the better.

 As long as the electromegnet is shielded, there wont be any harm to the system.  Being high on the cooler keeps it prety far from any components who would have a problem with it.

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Cache

I just want to see if this offers any real advantages over current air coolers on the market.  Safety?  Come on, how many of us have cracked open a heat pipe so far?  A magnet in your case?  Again, it's a small magnet and has no real effect on the dynamics of your system.

If it offers no hard numbers supporting it over any other kind of air cooler, then it's just a novelty.

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jwalch.hawk

Uh, dude...  While I'm duly impressed that you found a periodic table and discovered that mercury is the only metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature, have you heard of these other things in the universe called alloys?

If Danamic is using a similar compound to the one used by Coollaboratory, the primary component is likely gallium.  According the materials safety sheet for the Liquid Pro goo, it is an "Alloy of the metal components gallium, indium, rhodium, silver, zinc and stannous" where a lot of those are used more or less as thickening agents to make it paste rather than a runney mess.  Elemental gallium has a melting point just slightly above room temperature (by just slightly I mean that it can melt in your hand much like an M&M).  When its surroundings heat up (as computers like to do), wala...  You have a liquid metal that doesn't kill people.

The stuff isn't that dangerous as far as chemicals go.

I'm pretty sure it is nowhere even close to legal to sell something with the volume of mercury this would have if that were what it used.  They have laws about materials safety and all.

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codepath

Dude,

M&Ms melt in your mouth, not in your hands.

 

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dentaku

I know it's kind of dumb (and quite geeky) to reply to a post to correct grammar but I thought I might help people understand that WALA isn't a word.

 It's actually VOILA. It's a french word that's made up of the words Voi and La meaning "See There".

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jwalch.hawk

Lol, I didn't know that "voila" was legitimately a word...  My intention was never really to be using a real word.

 

Guess you learn something new every day.

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jwalch.hawk

**double post?**

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sallystudios

This will probably be released about the same time as Terminator: Salvation

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devin3627

Liquid Metal (Mercury) is one of the most toxic substances to mankind. It absorbs into your skin if you touch it. What if it gets out?!

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fledgling

I did read that right, didn't I?  So not only will I be putting an magnet into my pc but it's powerful enough to move liquid metal at a decent rate?

 It sounds like a interesting idea but I wonder how much more heat liquid metal can remove compared to normal solid metal...   Also I'm having a hard time dealing with the electromagnet part.... and the no fan part, maybe one can be added?

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sirphunkee

a fluid application of any material (i.e. liquid metal) will always have superior heat transfer capacity to a static application (i.e. cooling fins etc)...and in this case, enough so that a fan isn't necessarily needed.

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fledgling

That's true, it prob wouldn't need a fan to suffenciently cool a cpu but I'd like a fan option for better cooling regardless. 

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fledgling

double post, why is there no delete option?

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Digital-Storm

Looks sleek. I wouldn't buy one.

 

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Justin.Kerr

Looks tall, not sure that would fit in my case.

As for liquid metal, not so sure about that either.

What if it morph's out my case and tries to wipe out the human race?

Movies don't lie do they?

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linuxcrazy

Or what happens if it gets a hole? Instant 1.5x1.5 Ft doorstop.

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