HardwareAsylum Podcast - PCI Express 4.0 & Corrosion Risks of Watercooling

"In this first segment the duo talk about the proposed PCI Express 4.0 specification that was introduced during the Intel Developer Forum. Along with the normal increase in overall bandwidth the specification calls for full reverse compatibility and will be increasing the power delivery from a relatively low level to something higher, on the order of 300 to 500 watts. The question in this segment is what will that do to current motherboard designs?"

"Dennis and Darren finished their casemodding and watercooling project that created the wonderful Core V51 mod and Dennis though it would be a good idea to share it on Reddit. While the post received several upvotes the comments posted were mostly negative citing that the Thermaltake radiators are made from aluminum."

"This of course is true and something Dennis noted in his review of the radiator however, the corrosion risks are relatively minimal provided that certain steps are taken to minimize risk including the coolant used and proximity of components in your loop. In this segment the duo discuss some of the reasons and history behind why corrosion can be a problem and to some theories as to why people continue to believe incorrect information."

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