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Cooler Master Shows Off Heatsink Computer

By - Source: PCPerspective | B 36 comments

We see a lot of cool concepts at CES and today is no different, thanks to Cooler Master's latest effort.

Cooler Master is at CES this week showing off quite the unique heatsink. Spotted at the Cooler Master booth by the folks over at PC Perspective, this processor heatsink has an actual computer inside. That's right, while it might look like an ordinary Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU heastink and fan, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Or should we say, behind the heatsink?

PC Perspective's Tim Verry writes that around the back of this piece of kit you'll find a nano-ITX motherboard and AMD's E-350 APU based on the Brazos platform, complete with support for Wi-Fi, HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and what looks to be VGA and e-SATA connections.

Cooler Master hasn't yet commented publicly on the device, so there's no way of knowing if this thing is going to be available commercially or if it's just an experiment to show the masses at CES (like last year's Nvidia beer keg). Sure, it may be a little impractical to have a computer inside of your computer, and gaining access to this thing while it's inside your computer might prove difficult, but on the other hand, why not?

Head on over to PC Perspective for the full range of photos of this thing.

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    de5_Roy , January 13, 2012 7:22 AM
    'your computer is so cool that i put a computer, inside your computer!'
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    volks1470 , January 13, 2012 7:11 AM
    hmm, I thought it was going to be a heat sink integrated/attached to the chassis to dissipate heat or something.
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    ikyung , January 13, 2012 7:11 AM
    Aww I want to see the actual mobo and stuff too :[
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  • 14 Hide
    volks1470 , January 13, 2012 7:11 AM
    hmm, I thought it was going to be a heat sink integrated/attached to the chassis to dissipate heat or something.
  • 13 Hide
    ikyung , January 13, 2012 7:11 AM
    Aww I want to see the actual mobo and stuff too :[
  • 18 Hide
    de5_Roy , January 13, 2012 7:22 AM
    'your computer is so cool that i put a computer, inside your computer!'
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    amuffin , January 13, 2012 7:31 AM
    Can we put that on another computer? :o  So have that computer in the hsf just incase your big computer crashes as a back up? lol
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    amuffin , January 13, 2012 7:31 AM
    ikyungAww I want to see the actual mobo and stuff too :[

    Click the link lol
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    panderaamon , January 13, 2012 7:38 AM
    PCception?
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    Anonymous , January 13, 2012 8:21 AM
    wouldnt that be another source of heat -.-
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    shoot you , January 13, 2012 8:32 AM
    This is just a whole new level of interesting hahahaha. I wonder what it can really handle and the temps of the components inside.
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    billybobser , January 13, 2012 8:35 AM
    Yo Dawg, So I heard you like computers
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    cybersans , January 13, 2012 9:04 AM
    when i 1st read the topic, i though it was a casing designed to look like a giant heatsink!

    false alarm...
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    Onus , January 13, 2012 9:11 AM
    "...but on the other hand, why not?"

    No, the better question is "Why?" Ok, it looks cool, but when the day is done, and you're looking at your budget, was this thing worth its price?
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    morne , January 13, 2012 10:37 AM
    That is actualy the Coolermaster V6 not the Hyper 212+
    The V6 is covered top in plastic where the Hyper 212+ is open, also the Hyper 212+ has copper pipes coming out the top.
    Another difference the V6 has copper base, Hyper 212+ has silver aliminium
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    Pales66 , January 13, 2012 10:55 AM
    Can we use a second one of these to cool the first one's APU ???
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    nebun , January 13, 2012 11:16 AM
    so , what does it do?
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    digitalzom-b , January 13, 2012 11:51 AM
    billybobserYo Dawg, So I heard you like computers


    Aw, beat me to it :( .
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    JohnnyLucky , January 13, 2012 11:55 AM
    Hmmmm......the thing does have an I/O panel......add power.......
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    digitalzom-b , January 13, 2012 11:56 AM
    Practical or not, I'd love to see them produce these! Not mass, but maybe make them as demanded. This would be a really cool way to have a file/media server without having to leave your actual PC on all the time! :p 
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    Taylor422 , January 13, 2012 12:21 PM
    billybobserYo Dawg, So I heard you like computers


    So I put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute!
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    A Bad Day , January 13, 2012 12:38 PM
    Now build a heatsink that can accommodate 8-10 slot motherboards and lots of people will be happy.
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    TeraMedia , January 13, 2012 12:41 PM
    Someone should use this to play a prank on Fata1ty. Other than that, I see no value.
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