October 22, , AM. Hardcore PC's Reactor oil submersed. Saw this over at Maximum PC and thought it would be a good read. Neat ideas with lots of cooling potential, more so if they can get a phase change in there. But in the end too proprietary, which might be OK for those that buy high end PC's and don't want to bother with the workings of it. But I like to tinker and oil would just make it messy and the proprietary stuff would just make it hard to upgrade, plus I don't have that kind of money for a PC just look at what I'm running now.
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Hardcore Computer Reactor PC puts videocards in mineral oil dunk tank
Hardcore Computer has released the first total liquid submersion personal supercomputer. The idea to submerge computers in oil has been around for years, but Hardcore Computer is the first firm to commercialize it. The firm explains their coolant, which circulates through a radiator at 2. Total Liquid Submersion allows sustainable overachievement. No instability, no overheating, no drama.
The US-based startup has only one product currently in development, but it's one that promises to bring liquid-submersion cooling to the mainstream. Reactor, the appropriate name given to Hardcore Computer's extreme system, takes all the latest high-end tech and cools it by submersing it into a yet-to-be-revealed oil that's biodegradable and non-conductive. Hardcore Computer states that Reactor is the world's first patented total-liquid-submersion PC, and promises cooling ability that'll allow overclocking records to be smashed. The Core Coolant absorbs 10 times more heat than air and circulates through a Delphi-certified radiator at 2. It's a stunning-looking system that could change the way we look at liquid-cooling in the foreseeable future, but as we're yet to see any real-world performance figures we'll reserve judgement.