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ASRock Shows Live Demo of A-Style Waterproof Coating

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ASRock has released a live demo of the Waterproof by Conformal Coating feature for its A-Style motherboards.

We know the five features that we're going to find on ASRock's A-Style motherboards, as we've reported on a number of them previously. The A-Style feature set includes: Purity Sound, HDMI-In, 802.11ac WiFi, Waterproof by Conformal Coating, and Home Cloud. We've already informed you about the waterproof by conformal coating, but we had our doubts as to how effective it would be in actual use. We're guessing that we were not the only ones; therefore, ASRock has released a video showing the Waterproof by Conformal Coating feature.

The video below shows an ASRock A-Style motherboard having water being poured over it while it is operation. The motherboard that is shown is the Z87 OC Formula. Now, some of you might question how necessary such a feature is, but it can actually serve a useful purpose. For example, water cooling systems can leak. A more notable use for it though, is extreme overclocking, accomplished with liquid nitrogen or dry ice. This can make the board very cold, and it would need a lot of insulation to prevent condensation from breaking the motherboard. Now, if condensation forms on the motherboard, it won't even matter. Do be warned though, that the conformal coating does not cover any pins, as they need to stay conductive.

A-Style: Waterproof by Conformal Coating Live Demo

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    unknown9122 , May 23, 2013 1:58 PM
    Too bad the GPU will take the brunt of the load lol.
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    drwho1 , May 23, 2013 2:01 PM
    big head, can't even see if the board is actually connected.
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    unknown9122 , May 23, 2013 2:05 PM
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    big head, can't even see if the board is actually connected.

    You can the connections on the right side of the motherboard. There are 3-4 cables connected.
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    Immaculate , May 23, 2013 2:18 PM
    (Super baked voice) This IS amazing...
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    hotroderx , May 23, 2013 2:19 PM
    Whats the point of this? Even in a water cooled application. Which I am assuming is its target it does not make since. The video card would short out thus rendering the system useless. A high performance video card is going to be several times more expensive then a motherboard.
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    vmem , May 23, 2013 2:21 PM
    that's amazing Asrock, good job!
    but you really didn't need a guy to say "this is amazing" at the end...
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    fil1p , May 23, 2013 2:25 PM
    A waterproof motherboard is pretty cool, especially for sub zero cooling and water cooling. Those who bench on LN2 or DICE sure would have a much easier time with insulation.
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    thefiend1 , May 23, 2013 2:35 PM
    "Amazing" it is not.
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    John Goodman , May 23, 2013 2:42 PM
    Now that's what I called watercooling!
    *crickets*
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    nevilence , May 23, 2013 2:43 PM
    wow, thats pretty damn impressive, if your water cooling busts its able to provide secondary cooling to the rest of the board as the resivoir drains out =P
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    CarolKarine , May 23, 2013 2:44 PM
    Toms... you're two days late YET AGAIN
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    robthatguyx , May 23, 2013 2:46 PM
    With water cooling your problem isn't water falling onto the motherboard,its vertical.It almost can not happen.Its the back of your graphics card and power supply.Notice how there was no dedicated graphics on this?Leads me to believe the pins in the pci-e slot would short out.
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    dxwarlock , May 23, 2013 3:18 PM
    While the idea seems good. Doesnt seem so practical in real world.
    Say you have watercooling..Long as when it leaks, it doesn't touch any:
    pci-e slots, ram slots, IO slots, pins, fan headers, USB headers, power headers, etc.. you are OK.
    Waterproof everywhere but where it connects to, or has something, isn't very waterproof at all to me. I still see it failing 9 out of 10 times due to water leak, or condensation running down.
    Now make each connector sealed in some thin split rubber dome or slit that connectors can pass through, then its more water proof :) 
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    dxwarlock , May 23, 2013 3:19 PM
    edit: double post...
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    edogawa , May 23, 2013 4:22 PM
    (•_•) I guess you could say ( •_•)>⌐■-■ ...this is a cool motherboard (⌐■_■). YAAAAAAH!!!
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    danwat1234 , May 23, 2013 4:32 PM
    They are probably using distilled water, which most of the motherboard components wouldn't care about anyway. They should re-do it with salt water.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXB5jlODJSs
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    christop , May 23, 2013 5:34 PM
    Sweet my next build will be a water fall motherboard...
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    frenzyvanrafi , May 23, 2013 5:45 PM
    I want to try submerge this motherboard under the sea and do extreme benchmark (nonsense), how durable are lol
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    frenzyvanrafi , May 23, 2013 5:47 PM
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    Sweet my next build will be a water fall motherboard...


    But your graphics card killed after tortured by water (because it was not waterproof) lol
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    christop , May 23, 2013 5:58 PM
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    Sweet my next build will be a water fall motherboard...


    But your graphics card killed after tortured by water (because it was not waterproof) lol


    I will have to direct the flow of water around the pci ports... :) 
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