Hardcore Computer's 'Reactor' is submerged in oil for cooling

We're still in awe of that fantastic Battlestar Galactica PC we showed you last week, but take a look at this: Unlike that custom-built Battlestar, this one's a commercially-available PC. It looks like it has glowing nuclear fuel rods bathing in a cooling pool, good reason for its creator, Hardcore PC, to aptly name it Reactor. Its case is actually a vat of cooling oil, with the entire motherboard and all its accompanying components submerged within.

Withstanding the submersion are three Samsung solid-state hard drives (don't try this with old-fashioned spinning hard drives!), along with only the highest-end components. With all this sci-fi cooling, the machine will be popular with overclockers, those who treat their PCs like hot rods and dial up the speed of their processors way higher than conventionally-cooled PCs will allow. They'll pay dearly for the privilege here, shelling out $11K for this baby. Nice.





Via Maximum PC