Asetek has been a long provider of liquid CPU coolers. Some of you may see resemblances with the Corsair H50/Corsair H70. Now what exactly is the point of a liquid CPU cooler? As we all should know, the CPU should be kept as cool as possible which will allow it to perform better. For those of you who are new to the computer area, this is a cpu. More information can be found with a simple Wiki-ing.
CPUs are often shipped with a heatsink+fan which generally look like this. It is placed and secured on top of the CPU allowing the heat produced by the CPU to spread to the heatsink. Then the fan dissipates the heat. This is known as air cooling. If a CPU is allowed to run too hot, it will possibly catch fire and literally explode.
To take it even further, computers can be liquid cooled. Keep in mind though that your mileage may vary. However one of the most important reasons for water cooling is… You guess it. Aesthetics. While water cooling may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it has been proven to improver CPU performance. Therefore with the release of these new Asetek products more and more DIY builders will be choosing the liquid filled path.
There will be three versions released:
The Asetek 545LC is a single exhaust port, single-CPU cooler that supports high performance gaming PCs and workstations, utilizing chassis with 92mm fans. The 545LC enables significant factory overclocking in gaming PCs or whisper-quiet workstation performance within these compact, powerhouse chassis.
The Asetek 565LX is a dual exhaust port, single-CPU cooler that supports the 3U server and workstation markets. The 565LX delivers a performance boost to systems designed to run CPU intensive software including powerful engineering, animation, video and audio editing applications, while maintaining ultra-quiet operation.
The Asetek 585LX is a dual exhaust port, dual-CPU cooler that supports the dual processor 3U server and workstation markets. The 585LX delivers a performance boost to dual CPU systems designed to run CPU intensive software including powerful engineering, animation, video and audio editing applications, while maintaining whisper-quiet operation.
These are all factory sealed so there will most definitely be a leak proof guarantee. By the way, one good example of putting the Asetek 585LX to use would be Evga’s SR-2 motherboard :D However, one of the things I noticed was that these units are all using a 92mm radiator instead of the usual 120mm. Why did Asetek do that? I’m not really sure. 120mm radiators have become mainstream in the liquid cooling market and therefore 120mm fans have improved. There aren’t really many good 92mm fans in the market so we’ll just have to see how this release will go. Prices have not yet been confirmed but the 565LX and 585LX are available immediately whereas the 545LC is going to be released somewhere mid-December.