Danamics LM10 Hits E-Tailers

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Danamics LM10 Hits E-Tailers
Remember this thing?  Danamics' announcement of the first liquid metal cooler, the LM10, immediately raised interest among enthusiasts.  The hope was that it provide high-level cooling at a reasonable cost.  Well the cooler is now available at various European e-tailers.
Unfortunately, the hope of a relatively low cost will not be realized.  The Danamics LM10 goes for €280 at Dutch e-tailer HighFlow, which is approximately £235.  Considering you can get a high-end watercooling setup at this pricepoint, the LM10 better perform extremely well at near-silent noise levels.
Danamics LM10 Specification
Product name: Danamics LM10
Heat sink material: Nickel-plated aluminium
Tubing material: Nickel-plated copper
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Dimensions: L135mm x H172mm x D69mm
Weight: 900g (heatsink only)
Fan-option: 120mm fan (25mm thick)
Ambient operating temperature range: 0°C to 45°C
Liquid Metal type: Sodium Potassium* (NaK)
* Please read the security instructions in this document carefully. For further information contact Danamics.
Pump power draw: With Return Power: <1 Watt, With PowerBooster: <1 Watt
Pump magnet info: Neodymium Block Magnet
Gauss Rating: 13200 (~ 1.3 Tesla)
Approximate pulling force: 27 lbs (~12,25 kg)
Motherboard component clearance height: 55mm
There is also an accessory available for the LM10: the Danamics PowerBooster.  This device fits into a 3.5" bay and can be used to increase the power to the electromagnetic pump, theoretically increasing the performance.  This boost comes at a price though, going for over a third of the cost of the cooler itself at €100.
Dimensions: L146mm x H52mm x W101mm
Weight: 600g
(Notice that the PowerBooster fits a 3.5” PC drivebay.)
Power connection: Standard IDE-hard drive connector
Power input: 12V DC ±1V
Current output: 30A ±2A
Operating temperature range: 0°C to 45°C
I don't know about you, but I'll still be eagerly awaiting review results to see if the performance justifies the cost.  Hopefully in time, we'll see the price drop to more reasonable levels.
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14-11-2008, 05:40:45

I just had a read through and I agree with your points

Personally from a design perspective, I believe that it should have less than a 7. Not being able to fit ANY aftermarket cooler unless it's Ultra-low profile is just absolute insanity and Antec should be shot and killed for it.

Also the fact it's not all alu....or at least metal makes it horrible for longevity in my opinion. This is designed EXCLUSIVELY for enthusiasts and any enthusiast worth their salt will want a good cooler fitted to their test bench and basically you're limited to Intel's wonderful stock offering. Frankly it's a disgrace that the designers did not think of this. It's purely and simply carelessness and incredibly bad design.

Can you tell it annoys me? :p

Shame on Antec

14-11-2008, 09:11:04

How do you think I felt m8 having to search for a stock intel cooler in the loft at 11pm. Not a happy chappy.

Some coolers may well fit under but the coolers I have which I mentioned in the review do not which is a fair representation of the high end air coolers available in my opinion.

I was being generous with the score as the top fan is gorgeous aswell as silent and cools the board well. The sliding mechanism is also very good but like you say the suicidal design of the heatsink obstruction is crazy. I'm very surprised not many other reviews have picked up on it.

What do you reckon then for the score, 5? 6? And should it be attributed to performance or presentation?

14-11-2008, 12:00:28

Performance - 5 is a little harsh but it almost deserves it...6?

14-11-2008, 12:03:38

Just past half way down on the 3rd page:

Above left we see a feature of the Skeleton which is a definite weakness, The flimsy acrylic PCI support has seven screw holes as opposed to the standard six which is a great idea, allowing users to add USB backplates etc. However the material used is not so great.

I think that is meant to be above right. :)

Edit: Also this image (7th) on page 4 links to the small image and not the larger version:


14-11-2008, 12:22:13


Just past half way down on the 3rd page:

I think that is meant to be above right. :)

Ah yeah, I had a last minute juggle of the pics. Nice spot ;)

14-11-2008, 12:27:14

Line space formatting is a little off in a few places.

All of page one, the first two paragraphs on page two and the first paragraph on page three have larger spaces between the lines.

14-11-2008, 12:27:47


Changed - cheers.

Ah yeah, I had a last minute juggle of the pics. Nice spot ;)

No probs... just finishing up reading now :)


Half way down page 4:

One thing the Skeleton does well and that is to cool the components. As well as the 250mm top fan, Antec have included a 92mm fan to cool the hard drives. This is a much needed feature considering airflow beneath the motherboard would be zero without it.

There is a missing 'to' which i've added above.

14-11-2008, 12:43:51

Line spacing and 'small' font shud be fixed now too

14-11-2008, 12:48:08


Line spacing and 'small' font shud be fixed now too

Indeedy Mr. Jim. Only things left to change that I noticed is that picture and the missing 'to'.

Good review by the way Webbo :)

It's a bit expensive aint it!

14-11-2008, 15:19:43

The price would be fine IF they had gotten the damn design right. I would dearly love to know why Antec released this case without actually building a setup in it first.

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