NEC Water-based Cooled Desktop Released

by Keith

NEC Water-Cooled Desktop

Water-based cooling systems have been known to be part of today’s electronic equipment, such as cars and automobiles. However, Japanese PC makers, NEC, feels that consumer PCs should also benefit from same technology, especially with extreme high heat dissipation from fast processing chips. Over-clockers will find this very useful.

In order to custom build a water-based cooling Desktop Personal Computer (PC), a lot of individual components and kits are required. Nonetheless, this have only been a DIY (Do-It-yourself) work for PC enthusiasts and over-clockers. Now that NEC revealed its water-based cooling PC, the intent is to introduce the technology into homes, and part and parcel of the next generation of PCs.

With thermal management becoming bigger issue with every new high-speed processor launched, there is a need to take a serious look into ways of heat dissipation for CPUs.

NEC PowerMate DL T8000 w, being the first desktop PC to have water-based cooling system inside the PC box, is ready to set the trend. Designed in Japan, the cooling unit fits seamlessly into the system, without any messy pipings causing inconvenience to individual components. Operating at high speed, the PowerMate DL T8000 w almost operate without any audible disturbance. By the end of September, NEC is prepared to make this available to public, and the system will come together with three years warranty, upgradeable up to five years.

Some of the Technical specifications are listed here:


  • Intel Pentium D Processor 830 (3.0 Ghz)
  • NEC advanced Water-Cooling Technology


  • Intel 945G Express


  • 1 GB Dual Channel DDR2 533
  • Upgradeable to 4 GB max.


  • 2 x 250 GB 7200rpm SATA HDD in RAID 0 array (500 GB in total)


  • ATI Radeon X600 Pro 256 MB


  • Dual Layer DVD Super Multi Drive


  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Built-in 56k modem

More information can be found here.

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