Yep, you've heard it right. Water fever comes back again with one of the biggest bangs. And I'm not just talking about a temporary thing. Water cooling has been around for a while but the first time it appeared, it was designed to run solely as a CPU cooling method.
Actually if you take a minute and look back in time you will realize that water cooling is almost as old as the first K8 cores. And the reason behind the appearance of water cooling was indeed the fact that the first 180nm parts were very hot even at default speeds.
And then the first hot GPUs came and water coolers came back in form of smaller water pumps and waterblocks. However until recently, water coolers were only used for CPUs and in some special cases for GPUs. Until recently that is, because an unknown PSU producer called "JSP Tech" has just announced the first watercooled PSU.
Not much can be said about the PSU itself since the producer has only stated that it will enter the market with a price of about $150. Besides that the PSU uses a large heatsink as a dissipative area. As a matter of fact this idea isn't new but if you think of the fact that several manufacturers are already producing high-power PSUs which are completely passive cooled I don't really see the point.
Such a PSU would never get hot, not even if it were a 2KW unit. But I don't know what would happen if the water ever got in the PSU circuitry. Just imagine a big bang and your PC ending up in flames. That's why I don't think that in the long run such a PSU would be a good idea.
No further details are available regarding this product but we will probably see the first series of watercooled PSUs entering the market pretty soon. Whether they will prove a life saver when it comes to temperature or not, it's hard to tell.We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .