The CPU watercoolers of the heatkiller series of the German manufacturer (development and production "made in Germany"!) Watercool belong to the most well-known and best-selling processor water coolers. Since the launch of the first heatkiller CPU waterblock in 2001, Watercool has been steadily improving and optimizing the range. The Heatkiller IV represents the most comprehensive development so far.
The biggest overhaul of its predecessors was the Heatkiller IV's cooling structure. Thanks to refined microfins, the cooling medium now has a significantly larger contact surface with the cooler, at which the heat transfer takes place. But the flow behavior was further optimized. Compared to the predecessor model, the cooling performance could be increased by up to 3 degrees Celsius thanks to these improvements.
The flow also benefits from the optimization measures, especially since Watercool has integrated large-volume collection channels in the Heatkiller IV. The silver-nickel-plated copper base, transparent acrylic lid and stainless steel fasteners, also optically very attractive designed water cooler has an impressive high-flow design, which makes him the perfect partner for low-performance pumps.
Incidentally, the new cooling structure of the Watercool Heatkiller IV, which is offered here in the high-end version "Pro", does not require a nozzle plate. The waiver increases the passive failure safety of the cooler, since this concept can accumulate less dirt particles in the cooling structure. Also with the equipment a lot has happened.
The Heatkiller IV Pro as well as Basic now has a comfortable easy-mount system. After initial installation, the processor cooler can be disassembled or mounted at any time on AMD mainboards with sockets AM3 (+), AM2 (+), FM2 (+), FM1, 940 or 939. Not even the motherboard needs to be upgraded. The mounting system (which requires the original AMD backplate) specifies the contact forces. A faulty mounting is practically virtually impossible.
Friends of larger connection systems will appreciate the increased distance between the two G1 / 4-inch connecting threads, which is now 25 mm. Thus, the Heatkiller IV Pro for AMD is compatible with all common types of connectors, up to 19/13 and 16/10 mm OD / ID. The production of the Heatkiller IV takes place in a state-of-the-art CNC machine park at the German company location of Watercool.
This product is supplied without the necessary connections and without thermal grease. These must therefore be purchased separately.
Note: To install the cooler, the original AMD backplate on the back of the mainboard is required!
- Dimensions (radiator): 59 x 17 x 66 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: nickel-plated copper (bottom), acrylic (lid), polished stainless steel (brackets)
- Seal: NBR 70
- Connections: 2x G1 / 4-thread
- Distance: 25 mm
- AMD: 939, 940, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, FM1, FM2, FM2 + (original AMD backplate required!)
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