Friday, February 2nd 2007

Koolance 1200W Liquid-Cooled Power Supply


Koolance is now offering the world's first liquid-cooled ATX power supply rated at 1200W continuous and 1400W peak power. The PSU-1200ATX-12S features 96A over four 12V rails, modular cables, and 4 PCI-Express connectors for SLI and CrossFire support. It is able to unleash 1200W of continuous (1400W peak) power at greater than 80% efficiency by operating in a completely submerged state. All internal electronics are immersed in a non-conductive fluid and dissipated through an external heat exchanger, cooled by a temperature-controlled 120mm LED fan. The unit comes pre-filled and no ongoing coolant maintenance is required. The PSU-1200ATX-12S can be used in most ATX, E-ATX, and BTX chassis that provide for 9" (23cm) power supply depths, including cable space. The external heat exchanger can be rotated 180 degrees and moved vertically 2" (5cm) to avoid physical conflicts. The Koolance 1200W Liquid-Cooled PSU should be available after Feb 28, 2007 for $499.99 USD.Source: Koolance
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31 Comments on Koolance 1200W Liquid-Cooled Power Supply

#1
ex_reven
water + 1200 Watts of power

sounds dangerously appealing

...ok fine its not water, but its liquidy :D
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#2
Wile E
Power User
I find this simply ridiculous.
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#3
ex_reven
by: JackTheRipper
crap crap crap crap crap crap
all day i see crap
get stuffed
i was merely pointing out the fact that regardless that the liquid is non conductive it would still be a spanner in the works if/when the system does fail. I dont think that putting ANYthing on electrical components is a good thing, no matter if its plastic shavings, crumbs or water.

I say good day sir.

by: Wile E
I find this simply ridiculous.
Not wrong there
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#4
KennyT772
im just wondering how in the hell they expect you to install the thing..
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#5
ex_reven
by: KennyT772
im just wondering how in the hell they expect you to install the thing..
:confused: same as a regular psu
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#6
AnnCore
Staff
Impressive even if most of us won't need something like this. If it's real quiet I'd be interested in something like this one day.
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#7
ex_reven
it should be quiet
good 120mm fans are generally quite noiseless, im not so sure about the pumps on these things though
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#8
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
This is obviously aimed at the super rich (or super stupid, take your pick LOL) with quad card setups :(
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#9
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
:wtf:

this is just getting ridiculous...
seriously, how much power does the watercooling for this psu consume?
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#11
Wile E
Power User
by: RickyG512
as always more than 1 rail = bad
I still disagree, I think it all depends on the PSU. I see nothing wrong with 2 rails, although anything more seems a bit overkill to me.
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#12
ex_reven
by: HookeyStreet
This is obviously aimed at the super rich (or super stupid, take your pick LOL) :(
meh same thing :laugh:
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#13
jocksteeluk
all it would take is a faulty batch for alot of people to be upset
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#15
INSTG8R
somewhat appealing, but I have enough liquid moving around already thanks. Need some stuff on air for petes sake.
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#16
Seany1212
Sorry but this sounds crazy, firstly any liquid + electricity does not mix, regardless of whether its conductive or not, secondly 1200W is rediculous, any computer that uses that much power has been upgraded to a retarded degree that would run everything pointlessly easy. Finally, i thought we were all going to die from climate change and they keep increasing the wattage on the damn power supplys, im confused :confused: . :roll:
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#17
Protius
likes kinda cool, but i'd never get it
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#18
InfDamarvel
lol and the watercooling systems consumes 200 watts.
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#19
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Bragging rights here I come!

by: RickyG512
as always more than 1 rail = bad
No, more than one rail is always a good thing. No rail should have more than 25A on it. The commities that made the Power Supply standards even say that.
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I hate to be the different person in the crowd, but this is probably one of the coolest things in the world. It reminds me of the one mod I read in CPU and MaximumPC about these two guys building a cpu and cooling the whole thing with vegetable oil. It worked so well, it rivaled almost up to phase change. All the parts were specially made to be non conductive and leak proof. A little expensive but heck, 1200W (1400W Max) produces alot of heat. This is pretty spiffy.
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#21
pead929
I agree that its a little bit of overkill at the moment. This is entirely unnecessary at the moment but silent and stable computing is the future. Gaming rigs will always be big and bad, but they don't have to be deafening and this deffinitely brings us a step closer to silent.

I wouldn't buy this because it is first generation and i wouldn't trust it, but in a few years i'm sure it will be refined & safe (not to mention smaller). If this was smaller with more features and plugs (still modular) i'd consider it, but at the moment its just a nice thought.
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#22
DRDNA
I LOVE that PSU :toast: :toast: I have always wanted to build the mobo in a fishtank using same principle !!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT !!!!!:toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
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#23
pt
not a suicide-bomber
hate it
at this rate in a few years, my putter will be as big as my room
can't we stick with the old good sized ones?
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#24
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I want to second and third that I love this psu. Though 1200(1400max)W is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
much.
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#25
Bonerheimer_c
I don't understand why all these people keep saying any liquid + electricity is bad. If the fluid is non conductive, it will almost surely do a much better job of convecting heat away from the parts that generate it. Air is a faily poor heat transfer material.

I do think this is sort of overkill on a power supply, but still people, don't hate on any fluid other than air.
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