Velocity Micro's Raptor Signature Addition Now Shipping with Asetek 570LC Cooler - HotHardware
Velocity Micro's Raptor Signature Addition Now Shipping with Asetek 570LC Cooler

Velocity Micro's Raptor Signature Addition Now Shipping with Asetek 570LC Cooler

There was a time when pre-built machines mostly shipped with stock cooling solutions. Some still do, but in the realm of boutique system builders, third-party coolers are now the norm, and in particular those by Asetek. Case in point, Velocity Micro just announced that it's equipping its Raptor Signature Edition build with Asetek's 570LC self-contained liquid cooling solution.

"One of the biggest challenges when building any ultra-performance desktop is dissipating the heat generated by the CPU, especially when overclocking. Essentially, heat is your enemy," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "The Asetek 570LC allows our engineering team to quietly and efficiently cool the CPU for a more powerful, longer lasting desktop. That gives us a distinct edge over the competition."


According to Velocity Micro, the Asetek 570LC offers up to 10C more headroom when overclocking versus standard air cooling. This, in turn, should allow VM to push CPU speeds higher without instability rearing its ugly head. Other high points include a maintenance free design and low noise levels at just 26 dB.

As for the rest of the Raptor Signature Edition, this high end PC starts at a little over $4,500 and includes an Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 990X processor, EVGA X58 motherboard, 1000W power supply, 6GB of DDR3-1600, GeForce GTX 570 videocard, a pair of 1TB 7200RPM hard drives, oodles of USB 2.0 ports, and other odds and ends.
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I really dig the closed loop systems like this. I was just reading a review of the new h60 and I'm extremely disappointed. Does anyone know of a good review of the asetek line up?

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I havent read any bad news about the H60, but I just checked on newegg and it has 4 out of 5, one was really low becuase of user error, hahah but it happens.  If you want (and I remember) when I get my system I will let you know how it is.  I am sure i will not be dissapointed, VM has never let me down.

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The closed loop system definitely sounds like a cool idea. Does anyone have any experience with this type of system and does the liquid not evaporate at some point?

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It is closed so that it would not need maintenacem and Asetek advertises "Maintenance Free, Factory Sealed Liquid Loop", so you shouldnt have to worry about it.

I bought a Z30 from these guys a few years ago with air overclocking and I just finished getting a Signature Edition since I loved the Z30 so much. VM is amazing and their support is awesome as well.

 

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Nice system & it looks cool too!

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I remember when just last year (or was it the year before) that these "boutique" PC builders were shipping their $4000+ PC's with custom watercooling loops.

Sorry; but if I'm paying this kind of money for a top-of-the-line PC, then I want a custom water loop to cool my heated Intel CPU's and multiple video cards-not some off-the-shelf (all in one) water cooler.

" It is closed so that it would not need maintenance and Asetek advertises "Maintenance Free, Factory Sealed Liquid Loop", so you shouldn't have to worry about it. "

Yes; this is what CoolIt Systems said about their Domino A.L.C. and look what happened with them...

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BMAN, then you should never buy anything. Every company has made something that has failed, it helps them grow stronger for the next product which is sure to be better but regardless we are not talking about CoolIT, we are talking about Asetek and they have made great stuff for quite some time and I am sure at some point one of their products failed as well.

People buy these things becuase they do not know how to build it on their own, some buy it becuase they dont have the time to do it on their own, or becuase they cant do it as well and some buy it for all of the reasons. No one is telling you to buy it, if you do great, if you dont oh well. 

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I would imagine if it is a fully closed loop that the liquid would not evaporate as that would take oxygen. Without being exposed to Oxygen it would seemingly not be able to evaporate. Of course it is exposed to heat but without oxygen I still don't think it would.

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