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The OCZ Hydrajet cooler, featured upside-down to reaveal the carbon nanotube conductor. (Source DailyTech, Anh Huynh)
The OCZ Hydrojet cooler uses an advanced heatsink material

The first heatsink to make use of directional carbon nanotubes, the OCZ Hydrojet, was on display at Computex 2007. Carbon nanotubes, an allotrope of carbon, are widely regarded as the next major thermal interface material because of their superior thermal conduction properties.  

The contact base of the OCZ Hydrojet is made completely of carbon-nanotubes, which OCZ claims are five times more efficient than copper. Carbon nanotubes have been looked upon as a strong alternative to traditional copper based heatsinks. They are ideal for application in heat transfer products because of their impressive heat-conduction properties.  Carbon nanotube based interfaces have been shown to conduct more heat than conventional thermal interface materials at the same temperatures. In addition, they have shown to be ballistic conductors at room temperature, which means electrons can flow through CNTs without collisions.

Carbon nanotubes are small wire-like structures made out of a sheet of graphene.  The sheet of graphene used to construct CNTs is roughly one-atom thick, and is rolled up into a cylinder. The diameter of the cylinder ranges in the nanometers.

Unlike most other thermal materials, carbon nanotubes are able to move heat in one direction. On the other hand, copper, which is looked upon as one of the more superior thermal materials, moves heat radially. In the case of CNTs, heat is moved along the alignment of the nanotubes.

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By Gul Westfale on 6/9/2007 10:02:05 AM , Rating: 3
for something with the word "nano" in the name this thing sure looks huge.
also, why the "hydrojet"? is it a watercooler of some sort?

RE: huge
By glitchc on 6/9/2007 11:46:32 AM , Rating: 2
My sentiments exactly. How is anyone supposed to fit this behemoth into their case?

... in other news, OCZ introduced a recess panel into the Hydrajet model which allows the user to chill two beers along with keeping their CPU cool.

RE: huge
By GaryJohnson on 6/9/2007 12:34:16 PM , Rating: 2
why the "hydrojet"? is it a watercooler of some sort?

Yes. It has a built in pump and is filled with coolant. OCZ claims this thing can dissipate 400W of heat.

RE: huge
By Gul Westfale on 6/9/2007 12:49:44 PM , Rating: 2
so isn't this then more some sort of novelty watercooler rather than some revolutionary "nano tube" cooler?

RE: huge
By GaryJohnson on 6/9/2007 4:15:37 PM , Rating: 2
It's both?

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