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Hardcore Reactor PC uses liquid submersion

First fully submerged PC commercially available
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Oct 28, 2008 1:36 am

A relatively small fish in the computer industry, Hardcore Computers has just lived up to its name in a big way, making its presence known all over the web.


Hardcore Reactor PC uses liquid submersion


The company has just unveiled its latest creation, and what a hardcore piece of hardware it is. The Reactor is the first commercially available PC whereby the components are fully submerged under a custom dielectric liquid they call Core Coolant.


Developed for a wide range of uses to gamers, graphic artists, audiophiles, military technologists and whoever else that wants something unique and mezmerising and has the $$$$ to support it, the Reactor incorporates the benefits of liquid submersion cooling with twin additive and redundant server-class 650Watt power supplies; audiophile-quality Creative Labs X-Fi, EAX, 7.1-channel Dolby® digital surround sound embedded on the motherboard; three on-board SATA solid-state drives configured in an ultra-fast RAID 0 array; and two truly hot-swappable external hard drives.


Hardcore Reactor PC uses liquid submersion


You can purchase the Reactor directly from the company at their own website as either a pre-configured system or built to specification via their system configurator facility. Pricing begins at somewhere around the $4,600 mark; hardly surprising.


Hardcore Reactor PC uses liquid submersion


You can learn more about the Reactor here.


Form following function, Reactor™ has a distinctive look. Locating the majority of I/O on the top of the case for easy access resulted in the unique Spinal Cord™ cable management system, another industry first for a desktop system. Also on the case top are optional, dual, diversity Wi-Fi antennas. The system chassis incorporates handles that serve as a means for transporting Reactor™. The handles also aid in the removal of the system core, which includes all of the computer's active components, from the liquid for maintenance or upgrades. Over-clocking enthusiasts will appreciate a CMOS battery and BIOS reset switch located on the lid, inside a push-push access hatch door. Reactor™ also sports user-selectable internal tank and chassis base lights.


The result is a cool and quiet state-of-the-art system that provides full-throttle processing, sustained over-clocking, HD/3D realism with maximum frame rates, an easily upgradable modular design and a rugged custom chassis. The liquid submersion technology also ensures stable, 24/7/365 hardware reliability.


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