This is the world's first liquid cooler that chills both CPU and RAM
While RAM doesn't need liquid cooling in most situations, you have an option for it now.
What you need to know
- Thermaltake announced the world's first CPU and memory AIO coolers.
- The Floe RC360 and Floe RC240 should be available in the third quarter of this year.
- The coolers are compatible with TOUGHRAM RC memory modules.
Thermaltake announced two CPU and memory all-in-one (AIO) coolers, the Floe RC360 and Floe RC240 (via PC Gamer). According to Thermaltake, they are the world's first CPU and memory AIO liquid coolers. The coolers are expected in the third quarter of this year, though no pricing information is available at this time.
Both coolers work with TOUGHRAM RC memory modules, and likely don't work with other memory modules at this time. Generally, memory modules have heat spreaders that dissipate heat. Not only can most RAM configurations cool off using just heat spreaders, to use them with a liquid cooler, you'd probably have to modify them.
The Floe RC360 has a 360mm radiator and three 12mm cooling fans. The RC240 features two 120mm fans and a 240mm radiator. The coolers can synchronize with RGB lighting, utilizing ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, Biostar VIVID LED DJ, or ASRock Polychrome.
Generally speaking, RAM doesn't need to be liquid cooled. Most RAM is sufficiently cooled with a heat spreader, but theoretically you could run RAM and a high clock speed and produce quite a bit of heat. There could also be a future-proofing element with these components, as the next generation of RAM components could require cooling.
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