Cooler Master Aquagate VIVA VGA Liquid Cooling System
Author: OCIA Staff
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-02-2006
Provided by: Cooler Master
Closer Look

Let's take a closer look at each of the components of this cooling unit. First up is the radiator; it's a dual 70mm fan unit made out of aluminum. On the inlet/outlet end, there is an integrated reservoir with a small screw type plug for servicing if there is ever a need to do so. The radiator comes with the hard drive rack mounts pre installed, but these are fully configurable to fit just about any situation. For example, the radiator can be mounted in the 5.25" drive bays, on a side or top panel or outside the case if you so wish. One thing to note though, this is a sealed system. If you disconnect any of the tubes, you will void the warranty.

The water block/pump is an integrated type like those found on the older Aquagate Mini CPU coolers, just a lot smaller. The block itself is made from copper and the special low profile pump is built into the top of it. The base of the water block has Cooler Master's typical flat and smooth finish, but it's not highly polished. For it's super tiny size, the pump has a rated flow of 150 liters per hour with a total system flow of 42 liter per hour... not all that bad when you consider the size of the pump.

Cooler Master included a neat little safety alarm that will give off an audible if there is any sort of abnormal operation. It's a nice little feature for those of you that like to install the cooler and forget about it, because it will let you know with a loud annoying buzz if there is a problem.

More ahead...

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