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Thermaltake XPRESSAR supercooled system gets the green light

by Tarinder Sandhu on 22 September 2008, 14:43

Tags: XPRESSAR RCS1000, Thermaltake (3540.TWO)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qapfv

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Introduction

High-end systems are no longer the domain of boutique system builders, because industry heavyweights such as Dell and HP have gone after the niche, but lucrative, market with pre-overclocked systems of their own.

Today sees Thermaltake officially announce the XPRESSAR RCS1000-series chassis - touted as the ultimate overclocking gaming platform.

We first laid eyes on a prototype during this year's CeBIT show and covered it on HEXUS.tv during COMPUTEX 2008. The shipping version, it seems, isn't too different from what we saw.


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Touted as the world's first DC-inverter-type micro-refrigeration cooling system, the XPRESSAR works by having a simple condenser - with fan - mounted where the chassis' rear fan would normally go. This connects to an expansion valve from where cooled liquid passes up to the all-copper CPU plate.

The liquid moves on into a reduced-sized compressor - eating up 50W, according to Thermaltake - before returning to the condenser to start the process again. We've seen variations on this theme before, but not from a traditional chassis company, and not with a straight-DC-type compressor, either.