ASRock Shows Live Demo of A-Style Waterproof Coating

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
    Too bad the GPU will take the brunt of the load lol.
  • drwho1
    big head, can't even see if the board is actually connected.
  • unknown9122
    Anonymous said:
    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.