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Select ASRock Motherboards Will Feature Waterproof Coating

Earlier, we already showed you that ASRock was working on better onboard sound codecs for its upcoming Haswell motherboards. Now we bring you yet another interesting feature that's worth having a look at.

It appears that ASRock will have five key features that will be on its A-Style Haswell motherboards. These features include Purity Sound, HDMI-in, Wireless 802.11ac, Home Cloud, and most notably, a Waterproof by Conformal Coating.

The last listed feature, the Waterproof by Conformal Coating, is one of the most intriguing features of all. While some of us might question the true purpose of such a coating, it can be very interesting for hardcore overclockers. Yes, we can all be careful not to spill a  cup of water over our motherboards, but as humans, there is little we can do to go against the force of nature and stop water from condensing on a motherboard when it gets so cold because we use liquid nitrogen to cool it while we're pushing those ultra-high frequencies.

Sadly, ASRock has revealed little information as to how it will apply the coating. It remains unknown whether the coating will only cover the PCB or all the chips as well. This, of course, is quite important since it will make the difference between the coating actually serving a useful purpose or simply being another marketing gimmick.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.