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Updated: Big, Bad, Cooling Systems

Red Glow

Another custom water cooling case, this time with orange and red lights from within the case. Benefiting from the cooling configuration are the CPU, GPU, chipset, other add-in cards, and hard drives. The actual liquid reservoir is attached to the side of the case, but looks to be a little small.

A neat and tidy build that also looks great in the dark.

Image: Courtesy of PCGH Extreme.

Domino A.L.C.

Called the Domino A.L.C., the above product is the latest to come out of CoolIT Systems. The device has an LED readout of the coolant temperature and mounts on the inside rear of a system. A fan on the side of the device radiates hot air out of the case, keeping the liquid cool. Simplistic in design but effective for one purpose--cooling your CPU.

Image: Courtesy of CoolIT Systems.

Not Enough Fans

Although not a liquid-cooled system, the above chassis has been outfitted with a ridiculous number of 120mm fans. Not only is the system cooled from the rear and front, but it's being cooled from all sides of the case--including the bottom!

At this point, we're going to have to say that optimized air-flow in this case is nearly non existant. Effective? Who knows. Insane? Absolutely.

Image: Courtesy of rubin1456 @ Flickr.

Another Custom Build

Another custom-built system, this time with a cylinder reservoir sitting on top of the case itself, and the radiator sitting at the rear.

Image: Courtesy of aodqw97 @ Flickr.

Dunked In Oil

Puget Systems is selling submerged computer systems, either pre-built or just the actual chassis itself. You mount your motherboard and everything else in, except for drives, and then dump all the liquid that Puget provides you with and you instantly get a fully submerged liquid cooling system.

Image: Courtesy of AniAko @ Flickr.

Puget's Oil PC

Check out our article on Puget's submerged PC system here.

Image: Courtesy of Puget Systems.

Oil PC Side View

The Puget system from the rear, with a large radiator attached to the aquarium.

Image: Courtesy of Puget Systems.

The Cray

The above is a photo of photo of the CPU tray for the Control Data Cyber 960 CPU used in the original Cray supercomputer. Check out the insane number of cylinder heatsinks. There are many more behind the ones you can see in the Photo.

Image: Courtesy of stiefkind @ Flickr.

Project Monolith

Thanks to Shadow703793 for sending in this tip. The above system is called Project Monolith by rainwulf on overclockers.com.au. The system is entirely custom built, from the chassis to the tubing to the radiator. Out of all the systems in this article, we would have to give the nod to rainwulf for building the most insane system we've seen. Even the power supply is water cooled!

rainwulf has pieced together the entire build process from start to finish on this forum post, so check it out to see what he's done. It's an incredible feat.

Image: Courtesy of rainwulf @ Overclockers.com.au

Project Monolith 2

The above is a shot of what rainwulf has done to the video card. There's incredible attention to detail here, and the planning process is exceptional. This is just one part of rainwulf's entire system. Be sure to check out his post for detailed images of the rest of Project Monolith.

Image: Courtesy of rainwulf @ Overclockers.com.au

  • curnel_D
    Lol, is the last picture an OEM coolermaster with the sticker ripped off? If I'm not mistaken, they came in alot of branded 754 machines at the time.
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  • 08nwsula
    don't bother going to the submerged computer link, all the video links are 404
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  • rambo117
    woot, liked the borg cooling cube
    should be green LEDs though;)
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  • Asinger93
    08nwsuladon't bother going to the submerged computer link, all the video links are 404I didn't get that. I saw them fine.
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  • dragonsprayer
    Very lame -- come on guys! This is THG - there are some sites that have some really good stuff. You could have done better!

    i am big supporter here but this lame!

    You want dual triple loop with phase? or hybird water tech?

    that is real exotic cooling

    come on guys!

    thx! i love the site but.....
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  • Asinger93
    dragonsprayerVery lame -- come on guys! This is THG - there are some sites that have some really good stuff. You could have done better!i am big supporter here but this lame!You want dual triple loop with phase? or hybird water tech?that is real exotic coolingcome on guys!thx! i love the site but........ it's water cooling. it's not supposed to be exciting. By the way, it's not THG. It's THW.
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  • cangelini
    dragonsprayerVery lame -- come on guys! This is THG - there are some sites that have some really good stuff. You could have done better!i am big supporter here but this lame!You want dual triple loop with phase? or hybird water tech?that is real exotic coolingcome on guys!thx! i love the site but.....
    Thanks for the feedback Dragon--I think Tuan's idea here was more about casual weekend reading. Don't worry, come Monday, we'll be back to the usual editorial stuff! Coming up: a walk down memory lane with 16 years of Intel motherboards =)
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  • tuannguyen
    dragonsprayerVery lame -- come on guys! This is THG - there are some sites that have some really good stuff. You could have done better!i am big supporter here but this lame!You want dual triple loop with phase? or hybird water tech?that is real exotic coolingcome on guys!thx! i love the site but.....
    Heya dragonsprayer -

    Actually, I just wanted to show everyone some of the cool setups I bumped into while browsing the web, just to kick start some ideas for those who may be tempted to try out some exrteme cooling for themselves.

    Gotta start somewhere right? No worries though. I'm going to do a follow up with some really insane stuff. :)

    / Tuan
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  • terrornoize
    "May we suggest some cable management"

    i suggest you to choose another photo when works is done... :)

    Hi,
    TerrorNoize
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  • cheepstuff
    a better title for this would have been:
    "a man and his case"
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