Primochill Typhoon IV
I posted a little while back about the Typhoon III being discontinued, but also included a tidbit about the upcoming Typhoon IV which is a Delrin reservoir instead of acrylic with some other (unspecified) optimizations. I got this email from Primochill support today:
So it looks like next week there could be some actual news on the successor to the much maligned Typhoon III!
I will post any updates I receive.
Once inspected and quality checked we will release the product to market.
so inspection and quality control is just something they have discovered now??
and if this product fails les miserable like its predecessor,who will they blame this time??
anyone who buys this deserves it
Wasn't there asketchy review on the predecessor.
I don't watercool, but I remember a crapload of veteran users getting ban when they called hoaxes.
Looks like it failed the quality check. :angry2:
Also got some news:
Oh, and this is my first post, yay! Native from OCN here, but Canadian all the way.
It looks like some people are being compensated with an exclusive hand-made model, just for being patient!
I'm interested to see this thing, mainly because I'm not paying for it.
Dang. Just bit the bullet on an XSPC dual-bay D5 reservoir too. If they're not going mass-market with the T4 then I guess I have nothing to worry about...
...I wonder how much those hand-made ones are gonna go for? :whistle:
Sounds like there may be some pics available today! I'll post them if I get any.
I received some pics today!
They have asked that I do not redistribute, and for now I'm going to abide by their wishes... a quick google search shows that this is one of the top threads even mentioning a Typhoon IV, so its easily traceable back to me.
If they leak anywhere else, I'll gladly link to them.
Anyways, if you have questions about the design please let me know. It looks like they've corrected all of the issues I had with the T3, but may have introduced some new ones.
The body is delrin/acetal now. No more acrylic and no more ugly joint either! Its a 2-piece body but it is screwed together now, presumably with an o-ring seal. The face is still acrylic, but the look is very clean.
They have added slots in the side of the body to accommodate 5-1/4 optical drive rails, so there should be no need to modify cases to fit these in.
The pump is now centrally mounted in the back, with the inlet/outlet ports at the 4 corners. There are still 2-inlets 2-outlets, so it will be dual-loop compatible again.
The pump mount is now cast into the back plate, and uses a retention system similar to the stock D5 top. Its just a large screw-on ring. (The pictures show it comes with a retention ring, so it does not use the stock hold-down at all).
The pictures provided do not show any fill/drain ports. The front face is just a solid acrylic panel in the pictures, and there are no ports shown on the top either.
The mounting system for installing the reservoir in the case is not shown. (should have more info on this by next week)
Its tough to say for sure, but simply looking at the pictures the outlet design looks to be more restrictive than the T3, so it will be interesting to see how that effects performance.
Heres the email for reference:
Same thing on Typhoon IV
Yeah.. I got the same couple e-mail's and the link to the pictures... I also noticed no fill ports and stuff and I e-mail'ed asking them about this and how one is supposed to fill the Typhoon IV.... I haven't gotten any response back in a couple of days, and also asked for an update on if they were still on track to get the mounting brackets this week... the silence and fact they are avoiding returning my e-mail suggests that another snafu may have come up so I'm not holding my breath that we are actually going to get the typhoon IV shipped this week or next, much less any more details..
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