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Cooler Master Aquagate S1 (RL-EUL-GBU1-GP)

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Cooler Master Aquagate S1 Liquid Cooling System Review

X-bit labs
12 February 2008
  • Summary: We continue checking out the efficiency of mainstream liquid-cooling systems. Today we will talk about a new solution from Cooler Master. It is inexpensive, simple to install, universal. Will it also be able to prove better than a traditional air-cooler? Let’s find out!
  • Pros: Low price;, Compact size that allows it to fit inside a system case completely;, Universal design (supports all contemporary platforms);, Very simple assembly and installation;, Quiet pump and fan at low rotation speed;, Modding highlighting of the fan and UV glowing tubes.
  • Cons: Low efficiency on overclocked processors at comfortable level of generated noise;, Noisy fan at its maximum rotation speed;, No cooling for around-the-socket area.
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Review: Cooler Master Aquagate S1

13 October 2007
  • Conclusion: While I am disappointed with the performance, I am hopeful that I can get it to work better by putting it together with better thermal grease and a better installation. It would also be very good if the installation were easier. I would like to see motherboard manufacturers come up with a standard clip that everything could attach to. This would eliminate the need to take everything apart.
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Overall 5

Cooler Master Aquagate S1

maximum pc
27 September 2007
  • Excerpt: If we could give points for looks, Cooler Master’s new Aquagate S1 liquid cooling system would rank among the top products we’ve tested. But sadly, we base our judgments on performance. This thing is supposed to be able to cool a quad core, but it’s obviously designed for CPUs less powerful than even the FX-60 in our test machine. The Aquagate is a sealed, self-contained cooling apparatus that’s simple to install.
  • Pros: Uh, it looks good.
  • Cons: Just barely outperforms stock air coolers.
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Overall 7

Cooler Master AquaGate S1

1 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Today’s powerful processors’ cooling solutions are just too noisy, mainly because faster fans are needed to dissipate all that heat. We’re looking at the perfect foil for all that racket… the 20 dB Cooler Master AquaGate S1. Suitable for nearly all sockets, this complete liquid cooler from Cooler Master is aimed at cooling your processor. Liquid coolers have always been nasty things that most of us don’t like to tamper with for the fear of damaging internal components.
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Cooler Master Aquagate S1

OverClock Intelligence Agency
23 July 2007
  • Summary: MSI 975x Platinume PowerUp Edition (BIOS 7.40) Intel Core2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz 4MB CoolerMaster Aquagate S1 Tuniq Tower 120-LFB Noctua NH-U12F ATi Radeon X1900XTX 512MB : Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 2x 1GB Corsair DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) 4-4-4-12 1.95V WD Raptor 74gb WD Caviar 250gb OCZ StealthXStream 600W NEC 16x/16x DVDR/RW NZXT. Apollo Orange Chassis All temperatures were measured using RivaTuner v2.1 with the C2D.dll plugin, which measures the same temps as CoreTemp.
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Expert Review

Tweak News
19 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Cooler Master's Aquagate S1 system takes any guesswork out of buying individual components and includes everything needed to get started with water cooling. Now it can be argued that buying individual components and building a custom system is favorable and yields better performance, but the focus of this review will be computer builders who are new to watercooling or want an easier and cheaper solution.
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