Cooler Master at Computex
Published: 7th June 2018 | Source: Cooler Master @ Computex | Price: |
Master Liquid RS series
On the AIO side, we will start off with something that is easier to talk about than some of Cooler Master's bonkers AIO prototypes. After all, it is best to have a look at where we are now before we look at where the industry could go later.
The RS series Cooler master is set to take RGB illumination to the extreme, offering addressable RGB LEDs on the unit's fans, pump, and radiators. This addition allows these units to provide a unique system aesthetic, especially for those of us that want to add addressable RGB LEDs to everything inside our systems, though there is no doubt people who will see these units and think that Cooler master has vomited rainbows on a perfectly good AIO.
And now for something a little bit more interesting, a thermoelectric CPU cooler that can coo a processor to sub-ambient temperatures. This system currently in prototype and allows a thermoelectric unit to transfer heat away from the AIO's coolant and into heatpipes and fins that are integrated into a large 240mm radiator enclosure.
This unit draws power to actively transport heat away from areas at ambient temperatures, which means that the cooler will require additional power input, aside from what is already needed to power the unit's fans and pumps. The benefit is that coolants can be cooled below ambient temperatures, which is a big deal for heavy overclockers and those of us who live in hot climates, though the downside is that if the coolant gets too cold, there is a chance that water could condense within the users case and drip over your PC's components. This condensation problem is an issue that is frequently associated with LN2 or Dry Ice overclocking.
Cooler Master has a hard job ahead of them if they want to create a viable consumer product out of this, as they will need to make the unit both safe to use and convince buyers to increase their power bill for the promise of lower CPU temperatures.