Cooler Max Liquid Cooling System, An Air Conditioner For Your PC

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Tearing Down A PC Air Conditioner

Hackaday were intrigued by an offer to review a product from CoolingStyle, known as Grasp Cool, which is an air conditioner in your PC.  It isn’t your common LCS for a number of causes, not least of all is that it’s roughly the identical dimension as your case, at 300 x 175 x 295mm (11.8×6.9×11.6″).  The Grasp Cool is at present a Kickstarter, with a formidable $699 price ticket in case you are curious sufficient to again them.

The fundamental concept is just like your common LCS, with one very huge distinction.  As a substitute of getting the pump and radiator within your PC case, they’re fully exterior.  This actually comes with advantages, the biggest of which is that every one the warmth producing elements aren’t inside your case, nor can any warmth from the radiator escape again into your system.  It additionally permits using a a lot bigger pump and radiator due to the additional area.  It additionally means they will embrace a compressor within the loop, which might be a really unhealthy concept inside your case.

The design may be very repairable, and in idea you possibly can change a number of the elements with greater finish ones in the event you so desired.  The entrance panel can also be quite good, with handbook controls for temperature, temperature thresholds, circulation price and fan pace.  Hackaday weren’t in a position to check it on a HEDT as they don’t have one useful nevertheless it did work on their Kerbal machine and when the chilly plate was put right into a bucket of sizzling water it introduced the water temperature to beneath room temperature lower than two minutes.

There’s one small drawback with the design, until your case is designed with grommets for exterior watercooling you will want to depart the aspect of your case off as a way to join the Grasp Cool.  That mentioned, in the event you want some critical cooling, there’s nothing else in the marketplace prefer it.

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