Having an absolute beast of a PC is all well and good, until you need to keep it cool. There’s a price to pay for all that power, and often that price comes in the form of heat. Indeed, power and heat are synonymous thanks to the laws of physics, and this will unfortunately always be the downfall of overclocking enthusiasts. As much as they like to generate heat, your PC’s sensitive components can only handle so much. Keeping a PC cool is serious business for the health and longevity of any machine, and that’s why I can’t help but appreciate this incredibly serious effort by Bykski.
Prolific Twitter Source Momomo_ United States (opens in a new tab) spotted the new Bykski Water Cooled Outdoor Unit (opens in a new tab) (via Tom’s Hardware (opens in a new tab)) for sale in Japan for the equivalent of $525 USD (opens in a new tab). That price seemed about right as it’s now up for pre-order on Bykski’s website (opens in a new tab) for $559.99. Considering the ticket price you expect very impressive cooling unlike other coolers (opens in a new tab) we heard about it recently, and given that this cooler might be bigger than your PC, it might just handle it.
Rather than installing the cooling unit inside the case along with the rest of the components, this unit sits outside of the main case, potentially overshadowing it as it draws heat away from your PC in its own configuration. cooling. The case is 419mm tall, so it’s not that huge for a large PC case, but it’s on the taller side of a middie which is big enough when it’s just cooling.
Despite its rather intimidating appearance, the Bykski B-1080-CEC-X shouldn’t be too difficult to set up. There are three easy-to-install G1/4 fittings that should attach to most liquid cooling loops you would use with your PC. From there it uses an integrated pump, radiator and reservoir system, complete with 120mm fans in a 3×3 configuration, all packed into a 419 (H) x 488 (D) x 138mm (W) case. ). Yes, it’s absolutely overkill, and I really want one.
The unit claims to be able to handle up to 2000W of generated heat and if you consider that even modern high-end gaming units don’t even produce 1000W, this pup is clearly built for bigger things. But that doesn’t mean it should be used for them.
The Bykski B-1080-CEC-X would be perfectly at home in a server situation, keeping all those drives nice and icy under pressure. Alternatively, if you have several different machines on hand, you could probably divert your cooling for all to one box. It’s also just a nice way to potentially separate your kit. Allowing for what would look like an incredibly sleek mini build by keeping all that beautifully overcooling in a separate enclosure.
Again, this epic cooling station won’t be for everyone, and we have plenty of suggestions. (opens in a new tab) to keep your situation nice and chill that won’t break the bank quite like this monolith. But if you have a use case that requires serious cooling, this might be exactly what you’re looking for.