Come join the discussion about computing, builds, collections, displays, models, styles, scales, specifications, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! After all, the cheapest home faucet can handle tap water, so why can’t expensive PC parts? I just ordered one of there AM4 blocks out. System specs: AMD Ryzen 2700X (stock), Radeon 5700XT (stock), Alphacool 360LT+240LT and two China 12V pump on parellel. The ONLY video that does any sort of testing on the V2 is performancepcstv, who also appear to be the sole retailer besides Optimus themselves. Optimus Pro-XE nickel is able to withstand saltwater, corrosive chemicals and, yes, even plain water. Plus a whole new flow path to match the new die layout of Threadripper 3. After all, the cheapest home faucet can handle tap water, so why can’t expensive PC parts? Optimus Pro-XEis our proprietaryelectroless nickel process for liquid cooling parts. Optimus Pro-XE nickel is able to withstand saltwater, corrosive chemicals and, yes, even plain water.With Optimus parts, you can use distilled water without fear of flaking. Will be following Optimus going forward. To be eligible for discounts, please enable JavaScript for your browser. We're going to use a new version of our cold plate with the 0.1mm micro fins. Optimus Pro-XE Nickel is a true professional finish for ultra performance PCs. Optimus has released a GPU block for EVGA FTW 3080/3090 series cards. The gunk that will appear in block fins isn't just broken down fluid, it's often disintegrated nickel, paint and cheap plastics. 30 series the hottest chips are on the bottom of it so yeah TechN. I am couple weeks from doing mine. Optimus sets another record for flattest cold plate on the market. AMD Threadripper 3 combines four of their consumer CPUs for a single XL CPU with up to 64 cores. The older designs out there prob won't be able to handle it. Simply tighten until the torque driver clicks and you’re ensured the most accurate mounting pressure available. I'm bit scared to install this. If anyone get there GPU Block, please share your results. Distilled, aside from being cheap, is also the highest performance coolant readily available. UPD: I got 60-63 on byksky waterblock so flow rate does matter ^^ My setup is EKWB XE360 Noctua 12x25 on 2k and D5XRES on max rpm. JavaScript is disabled. It wont restrict the system flow. Optimus' prime consumer waterblock The name might fool you, but Optimus designs watercoolers for Intel's LGA 115X and 20XX sockets and their V1 Silver is I got some interesting results. I am wondering if anyone has experiences with Optimus CPU Waterblocks. Absolute peak performance: Optimus, TechN. This is 0.000025mm of roughness (measuring the peaks and valleys of the surface).Other cold plates are over 400% rougher than Optimus coldplates. They are approx same price if you are outside EU. Yeah you need a water block new design for 30 series bottom line The one you have is amd old design and Intel compatible so never going to be very good results. © 2021 Optimus Water Cooling. First and foremost, Optimus is owned and operated in Chicago, IL and is run by a team of extremely dedicated employees. Why? Distilled, aside from being cheap, is also the highest performance coolant readily available. Especially in black. Traditional CPU mounting has always been a guessing game. I'll do the test again later is there is thermal paste problem. They have backgrounds in aerospace engineering as well as surgical device manufacturing. Website looks down atm though. While TechN is new to the waterblock market, it has already developed waterblocks not only for Intel and AMD processors, but also for graphics … We are working hard to process orders! The Optimus water block has enough copper for me to give a thumbs up without ever trying one. For starters, the specifications of the test bed platform can be found here, on Builds.gg. Thanks and for sure! Over three years of development went into creating our truly next-level patent-pending fin technology. Need further testing with more complex loops. When 1.5nm is reached, the driver disengages. The Ever Ongoing Build. It's nice to see some new companies out there. Perhaps the most requested CPU water block review in years, we finally take a look at Optimus Water Cooling's Foundation CPU block. Email us and we'll get right back to you. Need further testing with more complex loops. Because the industry standard electroplated (aka electrolytic) nickel is a cosmetic nickel finish that isn't meant to be used in liquid applications. 3. If you get the backplate it ain't cheap but, as a recent convert to their cpu blocks, I can tell you that the quality is not just skin deep. I'll change to the Anfi-tec Drei because it was much better for atleast 2700X. Unfortunately, water, anti-fungals and fancy fluids will rapidly strip electroplated nickel. This is going to be a controversial subject, as everyone has their favorites, and there are scant reviews for waterblocks That said, back before the H main page went down, Kyle did a few Threadripper block reviews, and if memory serves, in those the Heatkiller IV Pro did the best, or at least toes for the best. We are working hard to process orders! That's why we can offer a 10 year warranty, even with regular H2O. Sad to hear that ( But its very awaited due to flatest waterblock on the market tm (Btw, I thinking about changing my backup D15 for U12A, its really overwhelmingly cool. I was hoping a bit better results. Anti-corrosive additives lower the thermal conductivity of the liquid. During our tests, we found the Kingpin KPX paste to have better performance and more consistent results. Optimus Absolute GPU Block designed for the EVGA FTW3 3080/3090 The Absolute block is our all-out performance design, created to achieve maximum cooling on all areas of the new NVIDIA RTX 3080 and 3090 FTW3 cards from EVGA. Thin cold plates are able to transfer heat from the CPU faster than thicker cold plates. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X with Optimus Absolute Threadripper 3+ CPU Waterblock (Condition Used) The processor works flawlessly. Phanteks Glacier C360a (PH-C360A_01) CPU Water Block for AMD AM4, Acrylic Cover, Digital-RGB LED Lighting, Chrome and Black Cover 4.7 out of 5 stars 35 $92.99 $ 92 . So why isn't everyone using electroless? Optimus sets another record for flattest cold plate on the market. I guess that means the cheap cpu block beats the aquacomputer in am4 lol. If this seems crazy, it is. The only way to truly guarantee 0.000025mm level of accuracy is to CNC the cold plate perfectly with diamond bits. The FTW3 GPUs pull huge amounts of power and require top cooling on all areas -- die, VRAM, VRM I was seeing 4°C peak temps with Optimus and Aqua Computer block and that can cause instability or performance loss. We're excited. Distilled, aside from being cheap, is also the highest performance coolant readily available. Waterblock works flawlessly as well. It's a nice looking water block but what sketches me out is that since their unveiling, there has not been a single in depth review and test by ANY of the prominent water cooling channels on YouTube. Combined with the Optimus Absolute block’s full surface coverage, the spread achieved is simply the best available. With what drain ball valve, flow meter, temperature sensor and hose should I go in order to maintain this philosophy? In cooling, more surface area = better cooling. Thanks for update, Interesting results I shpuld know mine in couple weeks once case is painted and i move over my rig. Our Pro-. I did RealBench stress test 15 min. Threadripper 3 will need some serious cooling for those extra hot, extra dense dies. I was seeing 4°C peak temps with Optimus and Aqua Computer block and that can cause instability or performance loss. With a near-rabid user base touting praises galore, we put it to the test to see if the hype and asking price is justified. I’ve personally been working with Josh, Optimus’ marketing and sales manager, who actually worked with Newegg at one point. Upcoming NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Water Blocks The first in line to launch, early next week, is the EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3080/3090 water block for EVGA’s FTW3 lineup of 3080 and 3090 series cards. Some of the leading manufacturers are Alphacool, EK, Koolance, Swiftech, Watercool, and more. I try to get today some results. Who knows in couple years with my next complete rebuild, I might go all optimus cooling. I did not like installation. Electroless nickel, unlike electroplated, is an aerospace industrial finish with extreme chemical resistance, hardness and superior fluid lubricity. Looking forward to seeing your results. The ambient temperature was measured with a digital thermometer located next to the test bench system. This isn't just superior craftsmanship, it's generations beyond other fin designs. Aside from reliability, electroless nickel is able to withstand saltwater, corrosive chemicals and, yes, even plain water.With Optimus, you can use distilled water without fear of flaking. Cost and appearance. Its rough and lacks backplate, washers and springs. And it’s blue! There is two good think with the Anfi-tec Drei block. CPU only. And electrolytic can achieve that bright chrome look, even though it's highly susceptible to disintegration. Flaking, disintegrating nickel is a widespread problem in liquid cooling. Optimus machines blocks less than 1 micro-inch (µin) in flatness. This website uses JavaScript to apply discounts. Water restriction is very low and performance is very good. Extreme corrosion resistance, excellent thermal properties and a lifespan measured in decades. Before we begin talking about the results, we first have to talk about how I got this data. AMD Threadripper 3 combines four of their consumer CPUs for a single XL CPU with up to 64 cores. The Absolute Threadripper 3+ block debuts a new Optimus method for installation, using the included T20 torque driver included with Threadripper CPUs. EK-Quantum Momentum ROG Zenith II Extreme is the 2nd generation of all-in-one monoblock (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solutions tailor-made for A MD ® Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors. Often called chrome or shiny nickel, electroplated nickel is cost effective and looks good. Questions? The Absolute Threadripper block features our revolutionary Gen2 XL cold plate design with 225 micro fins, providing over 3.5X the surface area of the next top performing Threadripper waterblock. Other companies are over 400% rougher than Optimus coldplates. Optimus Water Cooling V1 Intel CPU Water Block Review Optimus Water Cooling is primed to give the competition a run for the money when it comes to water cooling your very hot and overclocked LGA 115X CPU. Electroless is far more difficult to manufacture, especially when achieving perfect finishes needed for premium PC builds. No backplate, no washers, no springs. Optimus Pro-XE nickel is able to withstand saltwater, corrosive chemicals and, yes, even plain water.With Optimus parts, you can use distilled water without fear of flaking. High flow eliminates the peak temperatures. #AMD #Optimus #ThreadripperThis is the final video comparing the EKWB Velocity CPU Water Block against the Optimus Water Block for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3. X570 Hero Dark, 32GB GSkill Trident Z 4000mhz, Seasonic Prime Titanium 1000Watt, 1TB SN850, 1TB 970 Pro, 3090 FTW3. 2. Yeah. A 3070 FE water block will soon follow with the 3090 FE still being worked on. This will provide alternatives to the other players out there. High flow eliminates the peak temperatures. Close to peak performance : Watercool HEATKILLER IV, Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos NEXT. Using a fully CNC machining process, Optimus is able to achieve 0.1016mm (0.004”) fins with 0.2032mm (0.008”) micro channels. Love the additional increase in water to plate surface area. I did today morning the RealBench again and exactly same temps than yesterday. Optimus sets another record for flattest cold plate on the market. It has been a herculean task to create Optimus's Pro-XE nickel, but the results look great and are nearly indestructible. Surprisingly, there aren't any professional reviews of the AMD blocks, but from what I'm reading online from user experience is that they seem to make more of an impact than the Intel blocks. Over three years of development went into creating our truly next-level patent-pending fin technology. It's slow to change a block because I have two pumps and also 5700XT in same loop. " They are approx same price if you are outside EU. There aren't many reviews out there except the hardocp one (using the intel v1 block) and they had some very good results. !” cursing that always happens. The CPU is overclocked to 4.5ghz Core, 4.4ghz Cache @ 1.30v. Just ordered an Optimus Foundation for my 3700X. Everything from CPU water block mounting hardware, universal CPU water blocks, to water blocks for Intel processors for your liquid cooled system. https://translate.google.fi/transla...ps://www.tweakpc.de/forum/826715-post125.html, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Distilled, aside from being cheap, is also the highest performance coolant readily available. Other cold plates are over 400% rougher than Optimus coldplates. Distilled, aside from being cheap, is also the highest performance coolant readily available. I just checked this is toolless installation and only three parts for each hole. The CPU temperatures were calculated by taking the average of the “average CPU temperature” for all six (6) cores. Electroless nickel, unlike electroplated, is an aerospace industrial finish with extreme chemical resistance, hardness and superior fluid lubricity. Additionally, because we control the fins and cold plate to such a precise level, we can make the distance between CPU IHS and the fins extremely small. Yeah. There is two good think with the Anfi-tec Drei block. Our Pro-XE nickel is specifically tailored for liquid cooling, providing maximum corrosion protection, even in places normal nickels can't reach, like inside our cold plate's 202 micron channels. Optimus WC said: Yes, we plan on doing an AMD Signature block, though it prob won't be until we finish up the other products we're making right now (threadripper, GPUs, fittings) 99 Maybe this is so perfectly engineered and machinered that everything fits perfectly. It wont restrict the system flow. Anfi-tec Drei has more parts but it looked a bit more professional approach. Using a fully CNC machining process, Optimus is able to achieve. Atleast air bubbles did not cause the performance loss. As a result of COVID-19, please understand delivery times may be delayed. While not a performance benefit, blue is easier to see than the gray stuff that blends in, so less chance of the “why is there paste all over my fingers? Tell us the result. The Optimus Absolute Threadripper 3+ is made for Threadripper 3's massive core count and thermal requirements, easily handling Threadripper's overclocking potential, even if you're pushing 700 watts into your CPU. Water restriction is very low and performance is very good. I think it may be the mounting pressure was not enough. Performance-PCs has the biggest inventory of quality water blocks to cool your CPU. I could actually test it now but i am not sure its worth it do drain loop, refill it for the purpose of testing when I am going to do an move to new case in two-three weeks. I need to redo the tests when I get the 3950X but does not look promising. Optimus machines blocks. This block is made right here right in the USA. It has been a herculean task to create Optimus's Pro-XE nickel, but the results look great and are nearly indestructible. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Optimus machines blocks less than 1 micro-inch (µin) in flatness. This block is great looking and oozes craftsmanship. The surface area of our cold plate will be be gigantic. A forum community dedicated to overclocking enthusiasts and testing the limits of computing. Finally I got tested them all. With a surface area of ~424 cm^2 (~66 in^2) vs ~119 cm^2 (~18.4 in^2), the Optimus Gen2 XL cold plate's total area is nearly the size of an mATX motherboard. Full IHS coverage is the real standard by which Threadripper blocks should be measured, not just die coverage. 4. Unfortunately, water, anti-fungals and fancy fluids will rapidly strip electroplated nickel. The KPX paste spreads extremely well, which is critical for Optimus blocks with micron-level surface finishes. The torque driver has a maximum torque of 1.5 newton meters. As a result of COVID-19, please understand delivery times may be delayed. Anfi-tec Drei offer superior performance and it was only 90€ the Optimus block was a whopping 150€. Will help others when it comes time to buying water blocks for next generation GPU. With Optimus parts, you can use distilled water without fear of flaking. Some Aorus water blocks are also in the pipeline. With Optimus parts, you can use distilled water without fear of flaking. Anti-corrosive additives lower the thermal conductivity of the liquid.That's why we can offer a 10 year warranty, even with regular H2O. With a clear focus on design, material choice, performance, and customization, it aims … electroless nickel process for liquid cooling parts. Extreme performance, crack-proof acrylic, corrosion-proof nickel and bulletproof construction. Hmm. Hope it works. I have Optimus’ AMD block and it performs well; both Optimus and TechN are less of a known quantity due to how few people have … We provide more than 100% IHS coverage (the metal lid on top of the CPU), allowing fluid cooling across the entire CPU surface area, not just the much smaller die area. Copyright Optimus Water Cooling. The Optimus Absolute Threadripper 3+ is made for Threadripper 3's massive core count and thermal requirements, easily handling Threadripper's overclocking potential, even if you're pushing 700 watts into your CPU. 5950X. For “Full Load” testing I ran Asus R… The Absolute Threadripper block features flush mounting nuts with a T20 star head made for the T20 torque driver. With a near-rabid user base touting praises galore, we put it to the test to see if the hype and asking price is justified. This groundbreaking CPU needs a truly next-gen cooler to match. Modified Optimus SigV2 beats Modified EK Magnitude Full Nickle 2066 socket x299 Apex/ Watercool VRM copper plexi water block/ 9940x Optimus SigV2 copper cold plate/ 3600c16 4x8gb/ PSU 1200P2/ Titan Xp copper plexi water block/ 2x-D5 PWM pumps/ 2x-280GTX rads/ 1-watercool mora 360 rad. After all, nickel PC fittings and blocks prohibit use with plain water, or you void the warranty. Optimus created proprietary diamond tooling that allows the cold plates to come off the CNC with a perfect mirror finish. 1. Famous overclocker Kingpin developed his own thermal paste for extreme performance liquid cooling systems. COOLING 64 OVERCLOCKED CORES. Extreme performance, ultra-durable acrylic, anti-corrosion nickel and killer looks. This article covers the Evolution of EK water blocks and optimal water block choosing for AMD processors on Zen 2 microarchitecture, including an overview of EK-Quantum Magnitude. 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