Corsair Nautilus500 external watercooling kit launched

Posted on Thursday, Feb 23 2006 @ 01:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Corsair has presented a new external watercooling kit, the Nautilus500. As the latest generation of external watercooling units, the Nautilus500 boasts the industry’s easiest installation procedure while delivering chilling performance of 30% more efficiency compared to air cooling. Here's the press release:

Outstanding Cooling Performance
Designed with enthusiasts in mind, the new Nautilus500 brings 30% more CPU and 40% more GPU cooling efficiency without excessive noise. While overclocking is not guaranteed by any one component, the degree of system overclock generally correlates with the degree of component cooling. The new Nautilus500 brings a new cooling solution to overclockers with its all-copper CPU block and Micro Channel Technology™. The Nautilus500 CPU cooling block provides maximum heat absorption and most efficient heat transfer. Fan speed can be adjusted to suit individual needs. When high fan speed is enabled, cooling performance is maximized. When low fan speed is selected, the Nautilus500 cools effectively with minimum noise generation.

Ultimate Ease of Use
Complicated installation processes and unproven reliability have traditionally been barriers of entry for enthusiasts looking to use watercooling solutions. Corsair’s new Nautilus500 features a QuickInstall™ design that allows any user to install the complete kit in less than 15 minutes without having to remove the motherboard from the case. Compared to other watercooling solutions currently available, the 15-minute installation time is twice as fast as the next best competitor. Each complete kit includes pre-fitted, pressure tested tubing that can be adjusted to any length without the fear of accidental leakage. For mobility-minded users, the kit also includes quick connect self-sealing connectors to avoid having to drain the liquid during transport.

Configuration Flexibility
The Nautilus500 complete kit can be used on any processor type, including Intel® LGA775, socket 478 and AMD® sockets 754, 939 and 940. To deliver maximum configuration flexibility, the cooling unit is adaptable with additional GPU and north bridge blocks. Both blocks are sold separately and can be daisy-chained to the CPU block without cooling performance degradation.

“We engineered a kit that appeals to both performance seekers who want to overclock and entry level enthusiasts who fear using water to cool their systems,” said Don Lieberman, Chief Technology Officer at Corsair Memory. “During the development cycle, we designed the Nautilus500 to ensure that the system provided maximum cooling at a minimum of cost and complexity to the user. The Nautilus500 is an extraordinary watercooling system that exceeded all of our expectations,” continued Lieberman.

The Nautilus500 is currently available through Corsair’s authorized distributors, resellers and retailers worldwide. The MSRP for the complete kit is $159 USD.


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