Saw this press release from BarrowCH earlier
ITX case water cooler, Barrow pump case integral CPU cold head allows ITX case to experience the violent heat dissipation of split water cooling_BARROW 水冷智造专家ITX case is popular for players to try to smaller but no less performance, came within the ITX case on cooling, ventilation, and a series of problems of high performance hardware players wanted, but limited to the narrow space of the internwww.barrowint.com
It looks much too tall for most SFF cases, but if you have the height available, this may be a decent alternative to the Apogee Drive 2 which is always out of stock.
I'm still waiting to see if this Freeflow project becomes reality due to the much lower height
The product listing on aliexpress for this has the dimensions. This one is simply too tall.
Really looking forward to see how this project develops because a lot of manufacturers just don't seem to be interested in making low profile pump+block combos.
Perhaps it's cheaper to manufacture, perhaps it's better performing.
But still, even if you remove the 10mm of the pump sticking out, you only have left 16mm to the 70mm limits of a lot of ITX case.That's the version with flowmeter wich is useless inside a sff. there's another version without flowmeter.
But still, even if you remove the 10mm of the pump sticking out, you only have left 16mm to the 70mm limits of a lot of ITX case.
This is basically meant for the NON Sandwich style ITX case I guess.
It's a shame Barrow doesn't list the height to the ports, as that is IMO more interesting than the pump height. Most fittings would likely end up sticking out past the pump even on the version with the flow meter. Guess someone with some CNC chops could make a modified port block with side ports for this? Still, I want a FreeFlo.
Ive been eagerly waiting, but all the custom block projects seem to take ages to lift off. Ive also (more or less) finished a design of my own. It'll be more specific for AMD AM4, with the in/out above and below the socket, in between the mounting screws. Got my first quotes and was shocked by the pricing. 340 euros for the copped base, 120 for the acetal top. And you still need a 40 euro cold plate, some diy o rings, and preferably get the copper nickel plated. Will be checking different cnc companies now...
Unless you can stand to lose 3-400 euro on your block, I'm a hard pass at that price... Design might be affecting the manufacturing cost?This was based on a batch of 10 parts, after that the price drop was very minimal. Whenever the design is truely finished I might check for interest on the forums.