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Ice Dragon Cooling fluid is the most advanced electronics cooling liquid available. Developed through years of research and testing Ice Dragon cooling fluid is a state of the art nanofluid capable of enhancing heat transfer rates by as much as 20%. With limitations on practical heat exchanger designs this cooling fluid stands to revolutionize the electronics cooling field by allowing increased heat removal with the same or even smaller sized cooling hardware. This cooling fluid was exclusively designed for liquid cooled computer systems capable of pushing the thermal envelope of performance and will allow more thermal head room than any other cooling fluid.
Through a joint project with the United States Air Force and the University of South Carolina an advanced cooling fluid was developed for the purpose of electronics cooling. The motivation was to develop a cooling fluid that could handle the increased thermal loads from higher powered multi-processor electronics. The intent was to develop a fluid to remove more heat without having to increase thermal management system size, therefore keeping air craft weight to a minimum. This was an extensive project that took 4 years of research and development. A state-of-the-art test loop was built using National Instruments data acquisition hardware and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), which enabled an extremely controlled and accurate experiment. Other precision research techniques utilized during development were scanning Electron and Transmission Electron Microscopy and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS).
The product of this research was an advanced nanofluid coolant that enhanced heat transfer by almost 20%. With limitations on practical heat exchanger designs this cooling fluid stands to revolutionize the electronics cooling field by allowing increased heat removal with the same or even smaller sized cooling hardware. Recognizing the need for such a product in the computer industry, the developers are now making this advanced cooling fluid commercially available.
One of the advantages of Ice dragon Cooling fluid is that comparable heat removal rates can be achieved with the same size components but with lower fluid flow rates. This can have a two fold advantage in that it will ultimately save energy, especially at the larger liquid cooled server scale, and it will reduce noise because of reduced pump and fan speeds.
The amount of pump work is related to the viscosity of the working fluid. Therefore, an investigation was done during research and development to determine viscosity differences. The graph below shows that at room temperature there are differences in the viscosity of the Ice Dragon Cooling fluid compared to water. However , as temperature increases the viscosity difference decreases. At normal operating temperatures of cooling fluids there is no appreciable difference in the viscosity compared to water. This demonstrates that at normal system operating temperatures there will be negligible increase in pump work due to differences in viscosity and proves energy savings potential of reduced pump and fan speeds.
The benefits in the gaming aspect are tremendous. Testing on high end gaming computers has proven successful. Temperatures have been shown to be reduced by over 4 degrees in serious gaming systems. One of the common misconceptions about thermal control of gaming computers is that a large radiator is necessary for heat removal. It is common to see large radiators that are capable of removing several times the heat that a CPU or CPU/GPU combination can produce. This is an unnecessary practice because it is impossible to lower the temperature of the working fluid to less than the ambient temperature. For systems that are extremely overclocked and pushing the thermal envelope Ice Dragon Cooling fluid can be a real benefit. The thermal management system can be small enough to fit within the case yet still be capable of keeping temperatures in the proper range.
Bottle size is 32oz.
Total Reviews: 11 Average Rating:
Reviewer: Chainspike (1)
I''ve been running this stuff for years. It works very good. If it sits for a long time it will start to get sediments on the bottom. So always shake the bottle really good before using. Also it WILL discolor clear tygon tubing really really bad!! It hasn''t discolored my koolance bay reservoir though.
not worth the price09-30-2014
Reviewer: Karim (1)
I was using koolance fluid and I can''t see no difference between the two product. My temp stayed the same. For double the price defenitly not worth it.
Works and Intended09-01-2014
Reviewer: OMG!!! (1)
Stuff is amazing. It showed up I put it in and noticed it right away. Didn''t have to have my fans ramped at the same level. I lowered the fans and now am running what I was running at with the swiftech
Good temps with this09-16-2013
Have had this 5 mo now and im blown away. I was using koolance fluids and my temps went down another 4c Across the whole loop. Im very impressed with this and i think i will keep using it in my next build. i will check loop next month and see if there are any discoloration or gunk. So far i dont think so. cooling i72600k @ 4.8 GHZ and a GTX 590 hydrocopper
Not Worth it06-04-2013
Reviewer: Wixx (1)
I purchased this coolant due to I wanted a change in color in my case and to see if I could get a few degress lower in my temps. After trying this out, I seen only a 1-2 degree change which isn''t in my book worth the 29.99 price tag. I am also getting discolor in my tubing and reservoir and it has only been a few weeks. I will be going back to the Swiftech Green which has always been worthy.