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Asetek launches compact liquid coolers

Asetek launches compact liquid coolers

The Asetek cooling systems feature a closed-unit system with a 92mm or 2x92mm radiator.

Cooling specialist Asetek has announced a trio of sealed-loop liquid cooling systems designed for use in systems where space is at a premium.

The three cooling systems are based around radiators that fit to 92mm fan vents, rather than the more common 120mm size found on most cases. Each features a factory-sealed closed loop system filled with cooling fluid, a radiator with one or two 92mm fans, and a copper-based waterblock with integral pump system for connection to the system's CPU.

The company claims that all three models, the single-fan 545LC and the dual-fan 565LX and 585LX, offer high-performance cooling in space-tight systems at an alleged 26dBA volume using the included fans. Each unit is claimed to last for 50,000 hours with zero maintenance - unlike traditional watercooling systems.

Sadly, the sealed-loop system trades flexibility for convenience: while it requires no maintenance or topping up of its fluid reserves, it also can't be extended to cool system components other than the CPU.

The base model, the 545LC, cools a single Intel 775, 1156, 1366 or AMD AM2, AM2+, or AM3 socket processor and includes a 92mm radiator for small form factor gaming systems. The 565LX upgrades to a dual-92mm radiator for systems with a bit more space, while the top-end 585LX is designed for dual-processor systems and again requires a dual-92mm fan vent on the chassis.

Thus far, Asetek hasn't offered a clue as to pricing - but has revealed that it will be offering the devices to OEMs and ODMs in quantities of eight. It's not yet known whether the systems will see a retail release.

Do you think that factor-sealed systems like these can offer a useful bridge between the world of air cooling and custom watercooling, or is Asetek just trying to prey on OEMs that are looking to add a tickbox to their feature list? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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Lord-Vale3 1st December 2010, 17:38 Quote
Its a tick box thing.

Throw in one of these and an OEM can charge another $500 because all of a sudden its a 'premium watercooled pwnage rig'
DwarfKiller 1st December 2010, 18:07 Quote
"Do you think that factor-sealed systems"... factory-sealed maybe?

Being 92mm seems odd to me, don't know what to think of it at the moment. More details please?
Lord-Vale3 1st December 2010, 18:17 Quote
They explained why its 92mm - so OEMs can fit it on smaller fan mounts
Jasio 1st December 2010, 18:40 Quote
That's a very decent looking Corsair... I mean Asetek ... I mean Corsair... I mean Cortek...
Woodspoon 1st December 2010, 20:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lord-Vale3
Its a tick box thing.

Throw in one of these and an OEM can charge another $500 because all of a sudden its a 'premium watercooled pwnage rig'

Agreed
Most of these factory made setups are pretty crap, a good air cooler surpasses most of these style things let alone a good custom wc setup.
Lazy_Amp 1st December 2010, 21:13 Quote
When I heard 'Dual Fan', I thought it referred to a dual fan radiator, which I thought would be quite interesting for some sort High Performance slim/small box. But no, it's just going to be boring Push-Pull.
DBA 1st December 2010, 22:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lazy_Amp
When I heard 'Dual Fan', I thought it referred to a dual fan radiator, which I thought would be quite interesting for some sort High Performance slim/small box. But no, it's just going to be boring Push-Pull.

As far as I understand, they will build a dual fan radiator version (i.e. not a push pull) I remember seeing a picture of it on another site, can't seem to remember where though.
Lazy_Amp 1st December 2010, 23:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by DBA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazy_Amp
When I heard 'Dual Fan', I thought it referred to a dual fan radiator, which I thought would be quite interesting for some sort High Performance slim/small box. But no, it's just going to be boring Push-Pull.

As far as I understand, they will build a dual fan radiator version (i.e. not a push pull) I remember seeing a picture of it on another site, can't seem to remember where though.

http://www.asetek.com/products/oem-standard-products/92mm-products/565lx.html

Ah... you're absolutely right... might be useful then.

They even have a workstation model: http://www.asetek.com/products/oem-standard-products/92mm-products/585lx.html
cgthomas 1st December 2010, 23:39 Quote
This means we will see more small-form-factor performance pc's with closed loop water cooling (since most of today's desktop pc's come with 90mm fans)
ninong 2nd December 2010, 02:04 Quote
will the 2x92mm rad fit on the tj07 rear exhaust slots? for those who are too lazy to watercool their tj07s :)
jrs77 2nd December 2010, 11:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jasio
That's a very decent looking Corsair... I mean Asetek ... I mean Corsair... I mean Cortek...

Corsair buys their coolers from Asetek and only slap a sticker on it. Asetek is the original manufacturer for all of these.

With that said, I still prefer the 120mm-option H50 from Corsair.
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