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

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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.

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This is cool, seriously. Who needs a tower anymore?
 
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#3
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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good for those who doesn't want to updrade. just buy it and leave them alone... but cool!!!!!
 

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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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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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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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I still think its a good AIO PC. Although they could of went with something beefier than a GTX280M.
 

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"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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"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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couldn't this already have been done a while ago? Its like a laptop without the flip up screen. hmmm.
 
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#13
Very good design/implementation IMHO

Good job Asetek!
 
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#14
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#23
Nice first post bro

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