Monday, July 5th 2010

Asetek Liquid Cooled All-In-One PC Delivers True Desktop Performance

Asetek, the industry leading supplier of liquid cooling systems for computers, today demonstrated how liquid cooling enables all-in-one PCs to deliver performance on par with the best performing desktop systems while maintaining attractive price points & near silent operation. The sleek all-in-one (AIO) prototype features a 24” display and uses a liquid cooled Intel Core i7-920 desktop processor and nVidia GTX280M graphics card in an enclosure that, at 58mm, matches the slender profile of Apple’s iMac. This prototype shows how liquid cooling overcomes the thermal limitations that have historically forced PC manufactures to use more costly, lower performance mobile processors in their all-in-one designs.

“The all-in-one segment of the desktop market is projected to see an annual growth rate of 13% over the next 5 years,” said Ben Bajarin, Consumer Technology Analyst at Creative Strategies, Inc. “Achieving the full potential of this attractive form factor requires PC manufacturers to deliver greater performance at ever more attractive price points. Utilizing desktop processors in these devices is a key strategy for improving price and performance. We see liquid cooling as an enabling technology for OEMs seeking to implement this strategy.”

Asetek’s AIO prototype takes advantage of liquid cooling’s inherent ability to efficiently capture and transport large amounts of heat to a location where it can conveniently be exhausted from the system. Heat generated by the 130W CPU and 75W graphics processor is captured within the main enclose and transported to the stand of the all-in-one. A small radiator and a pair of fans easily remove heat from the liquid and a pump returns cooled liquid to the main enclosure to capture more heat.



“Driving more performance from within thin profile computers such as all-in-ones, 1U servers, blade servers and performance notebook PCs means increasing thermal density,” notes Steve Branton, Director of Marketing at Asetek. “This all-in-one prototype demonstrates one way that liquid cooling overcomes the thermal challenges that arise when squeezing high performance into thin form factors. The engineering team at Asetek continues to innovate and expand the liquid cooling options for cooling thin form factor PCs.”
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22 Comments on Asetek Liquid Cooled All-In-One PC Delivers True Desktop Performance

#1
Kantastic
This is cool, seriously. Who needs a tower anymore?
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#2
Fatal
Looks great but for those of us that upgrade a lot this would not be good. If you don't do upgrades at all then this would be a plus for you.
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#3
HUSKIE
good for those who doesn't want to updrade. just buy it and leave them alone... but cool!!!!!
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#4
Fourstaff
Why can't they build a case with a screen on one of the side? Perfect Lan chassis, if you ask me.
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#5
caleb
Perfect super heavy LAN case you mean ? Cant even move my rig from within my desk and I couldnt imagine it having a screen in it. Also with current mobo/psu standards it would be freaking large.
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#6
Fourstaff
by: caleb
Perfect super heavy LAN case you mean ? Cant even move my rig from within my desk and I couldnt imagine it having a screen in it. Also with current mobo/psu standards it would be freaking large.
It can always be a mid tower case supporting a mATX and you still have to bring a monitor to a LAN party anyway, so why not simplify logistics?
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#7
pr0n Inspector
by: Fourstaff
Why can't they build a case with a screen on one of the side? Perfect Lan chassis, if you ask me.
You could just buy a LCD mounting kit and bolt it onto the side panel.
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#8
AlienIsGOD
I still think its a good AIO PC. Although they could of went with something beefier than a GTX280M.
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#9
evillman
"today demonstrated how liquid cooling enables all-in-one PCs to deliver performance on par with the best performing desktop systems"???
Are you serious? With the best performance desktops?
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#10
Kantastic
by: evillman
"today demonstrated how liquid cooling enables all-in-one PCs to deliver performance on par with the best performing desktop systems"???
Are you serious? With the best performance desktops?
That computer is in the top 5 percentile in terms of consumer desktops. People like you and I are minority.
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#11
popswala
couldn't this already have been done a while ago? Its like a laptop without the flip up screen. hmmm.
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#12
m1dg3t
Very good design/implementation IMHO

Good job Asetek!
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#13
zAAm
I'm more of a desktop guy myself, but this doesn't seem half bad in its own right. I'm seeing a lot of media editing potential with the i7 where you don't really need a gamer grade graphics card... ;)

Pricing will decide whether it will catch on though.
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#14
HillBeast
I like this. It looks pretty cool and it's a good idea to use water cooling for it. Way better than the iMac that just lets itself overheat and melt.

One thing they mention is media production, but one thing I'd like to say in response is they are using a GTX280M which is a G92b chip. I'm 99% sure Premiere Pro CS5s Mercury Playback Engine only likes the GT200b based chips, and that isn't a very big list of cards there. They would have been better with an underclocked GTX285 so MPE would work.

You wouldn't believe how annoying not having MPE is on Premiere Pro. This will work with it, but not to it's full potential.
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I think the whole point is those who don't upgrade. Man My mom and sister and nieces would love this kind of stuff, especially the whole all in one deal.
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#16
Douglas53
Poor for upgrading

Hard to upgrade and a big plus for thieves...now instead of taking trips to the car to rip you off they'll just take one trip...
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#17
Kantastic
by: Douglas53
Hard to upgrade and a big plus for thieves...now instead of taking trips to the car to rip you off they'll just take one trip...
You necro-bumped a thread to say this? What's the difference between these and iPads and laptops then?
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#18
Douglas53
Bumped a tread

by: Kantastic
You necro-bumped a thread to say this? What's the difference between these and iPads and laptops then?
Man dont act like this thread is so important..What should you care whats said less your a small ass..
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#19
Kantastic
Your only critique of this product has nothing to do with the impressive implementation of full liquid cooling in such limited space (which is what this article is primarily about), rather the fact that it, like all tablets, phones, laptops, and 50" televisions, can be stolen from your house in one piece? Really? REALLY?
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#20
Delta6326
I give you +1 internetz for finding a old thread that no one even remembered was still around...
I also take -5 internetz for finding a old thread that no one even remembered was still around...
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#21
MT Alex
by: Kantastic
You necro-bumped a thread to say this? What's the difference between these and iPads and laptops then?
Not only that, he registered to do it.
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#22
Nick89
Nice first post bro

/sage
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