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Old Mar 25, 2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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I've just published my review of CoolerMaster's Aquagate Mini R80, a very compact entry-level water cooling unit. I compared it to CoolerMaster's original Aquagate, which I reviewed here last summer, and a stock AMD box cooler on an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ machine. Check it out.
The kit comes pre-assembled with the water pipes attached to the pump and radiator and liquid already in the system. There is no bleeding of the system or any user maintenance required which is good because there isn't a bunghole anywhere to even let you do it. Thankfully, CoolerMaster does guarantee that you will not have to refill the system for two years.
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Any idea on pricing? I can't seem to find it in your review if it is there.

Anyway, good review and thanks for any info.

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I asked for a MSRP but I guess my contact is off for easter holiday now. I will update the review and post it here when I get that info.
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I could see this one make its way into htpc/sff. very neat the pump in the waterblock!
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 11:38 AM   #5
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Thanks Ratchet!

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Old Mar 28, 2005, 01:12 PM   #6
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ok, got a MSRP from CoolerMaster
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Hi Mark,
The Aquagate Mini's MSRP is set to be at around $89-$99 (for 80mm/120mm versions). But it will vary according to different channel customers.
So it'll probably be around $70 for the R80 and $80 for the R120 on the street.
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Nice review there Ratchety
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How come your temps are so high..

Or rather.. how come mine are so low? After a full day of folding my 3500+ only reaches 49 C on the stock HSF..

Did you overclock? By how much?
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My mobo "automatically" overclocks the CPU by 4MHz, but I would say that it's caused more by the case I used. Coolling perf wise the Xaser is terrible, which is why I used it.
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Thanks for the update Ratchet!

I dunno if I'll get one of these, but it sure looks neat. I really like the way the original Aquagate looks and it would be a great match for my CoolerMaster case. Maybe I can ask Santa to bring me one for Xmas.

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