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Corsair Unleash The Nautilus500 External Watercooling Kit

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Steve Dougherty | Feb 23, 2006 at 12:16 am CST (1 min, 40 secs reading time)

Wave goodbye to Corsair COOL, and bring on Nautilus500! Today marks the launch of their new external watercooling kit which is said to have been engineered for very simple installation and great bang for the buck. Corsair claim around 30% better CPU cooling efficiency (and 40% GPU) over standard air cooling solutions, with the CPU/GPU blocks made in solid copper with Micro Channel Technology. The unit is designed to fit all popular sockets (bar AMD's socket-A).

For all the details, grab the official PR here folks.

Fremont, CA (February 22, 2006) - Corsair® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory products, took its acclaimed watercooling product line to a new level today with the release of the Nautilus500™. As the latest generation of external watercooling units, the Nautilus500 boasts the industry's easiest installation procedure while delivering chilling performance of 30% more efficiency compared to air cooling.

Designed with enthusiasts in mind, the new Nautilus500 brings 30% more CPU and 40% more GPU cooling efficiency without excessive noise. While overclocking is not guaranteed by any one component, the degree of system overclock generally correlates with the degree of component cooling. The new Nautilus500 brings a new cooling solution to overclockers with its all-copper CPU block and Micro Channel Technology™. The Nautilus500 CPU cooling block provides maximum heat absorption and most efficient heat transfer. Fan speed can be adjusted to suit individual needs. When high fan speed is enabled, cooling performance is maximized. When low fan speed is selected, the Nautilus500 cools effectively with minimum noise generation.

There's also plenty of coverage on the new unit with reviews from FutureLooks, Hexus, Hot Hardware, and PC Perspective.


The Corsair Nautilus500 is the simplest watercooling system we've come across. The external, all-in-one nature, carried on over from the HydroCool series, means that you don't have to mix and match parts; the hard work is done for you. Multi-platform support is also present, as is the opportunity of adding in GPU and northbridge blocks at a later date.

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