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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.

  • unknown9122
    Too bad the GPU will take the brunt of the load lol.
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  • drwho1
    big head, can't even see if the board is actually connected.
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  • unknown9122
    10851294 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.
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  • Immaculate
    (Super baked voice) This IS amazing...
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  • hotroderx
    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
    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
    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
    "Amazing" it is not.
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  • John Goodman
    Now that's what I called watercooling!
    *crickets*
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  • nevilence
    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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