The reason you switch to liquid cooling in the PC world is higher overclocking headroom or quieter operation of your PC. The problem is the price of entry has been a little restrictive, even with the all-in-one kits now be produced. Cooler Master has come up with a way to get the same potential as water cooling in an air cooling pack with the TPC 812 CPU Cooler.
It looks just like any other tower cooler on the market, but if you look closely you will see two bars between the heat pipes. Those are vertical vapor chambers in addition to the standard heat pipes. While it doesn’t seem like much of an advancement, you would be surprised how much cooling at higher clocks is improved as the TPC 812 outperforms some of those AIO liquid coolers. The cherry on the top is the $69.99 MSRP which is lower in price by $20 to $30 for a liquid cooler of similar or better performance.
Cooler Master is one of the PC companies that take a core design and continue to tweak it until they perfect the item or come up with something new. I think they may have stumbled on the future of air cooling with these two very unique designs that we will see on the market during Q1 of this year.