The ancient art of overclocking is more delicate ballet than exact science. The goal is to force your hardware to perform at much higher speeds than the manufacturer intended, while compensating for the immense amount of heat generated — heat that can cause system instability, and ultimately deep-fry your PC's innards. Beat the heat and your overclocked PC will frag faster and live longer. This usually means air-cooling with loud fans, water-cooling, or some combination of the two. Hardcore Computer is trying something a bit different — submerging all of the fancy, expensive PC components in 4. Weighing in at just over pounds, this behemoth is clad in 2.
Hardcore Computer's oil-submerged Reactor Extreme gaming PC shipping - SlashGear
It's time to cash out the mutual fund. But what does this cool investment get you? A lot of oil. The Reactor is an immersion-cooled PC. Its custom-designed case is filled with a synthetic, viscous liquid that keeps your parts cooled using an included pump and radiator system the same way a deep fryer makes your French fries tasty. That liquid immersion allows Hardcore to kick the Reactor's 3. It's not the fastest overclock we've seen that honor goes to the 4.
The US-based startup has only one product currently in development, but it's one that promises to bring liquid-submersion cooling to the mainstream. Reactor, the appropriate name given to Hardcore Computer's extreme system, takes all the latest high-end tech and cools it by submersing it into a yet-to-be-revealed oil that's biodegradable and non-conductive. Hardcore Computer states that Reactor is the world's first patented total-liquid-submersion PC, and promises cooling ability that'll allow overclocking records to be smashed.
Hardcore Computer, Inc. Developed for hardcore computer users such as industrial designers, engineers, and medical imaging technicians, Reactor was designed for performance and quality using patented technologies and innovations the company says were never available before in a desktop system. A Spinal Cord cable management system is another industry first for the 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.