In a bit of disappointing news for water-cooling enthusiasts everywhere, Danger Den, a company with 12 years of experience in the industry, has decided to close shop. As the company has long been considered to be one of the best out there for WC offerings, be it for radiators, blocks or other accessories, this shuttering is sure to come as a shock to many.
Is this a sign of things to come? That’s really hard to say. Competition in this field is still pretty fierce, and simply browsing a site like FrozenCPU.com will tell you that selection is rich. Danger Den used to produce blocks for certain BFG graphics cards, so after that company shuttered also, it seems that Danger Den had a difficult time keeping relevant, and securing new deals with other vendors. EVGA, for example, uses Swiftech water-blocks on its GPUs.
It’s also likely that the advent of the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler has also made doing business for a company like Danger Den all the more difficult. Major vendors such as Thermaltake, Antec and Corsair all offer simple, easy-to-install solutions, so spending more on a robust solution that will only shave off another couple of degrees really isn’t that attractive to many people, myself included.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve found that the majority of people who build their own water-cooling setups have some of the beefiest rigs out there. We’re talking a fast, overclocked CPU, and of course, multiple GPUs – and it doesn’t take a brainiac to understand what kind of heat will be generated when two or three GPUs are all smooshed against each other.
Still, it’s unfortunate to see Danger Den close shop, as it’s been a stature in the market for about as long as there’s been one. At the moment, all of the parts available on the site, until Monday, are available for 75% off. So if you’ve been wanting to build your own water-cooling setup, now might be the time to do so.
The message accompanying the sale is as follows:
After 12 years our hobby has come to an end.
It’s time to pursue other interests and Danger Den will be closing its doors.
Thank you for all your support over the years,
we’ve enjoyed being part of your modding community.
~ Dan, Jeremy, Dennis, and Rokk
Thanks to Kayden for providing some of the information for this post.