Next Gen Anti-Leak AIO Technology REVEALED!
So we stopped by Deepcool’s suite at Computex 2019 to check out something interesting that they’ve been cooking for a while. Specifically it’s something in the cooling segment that they’re calling anti-leak tech. And yes, as the term suggests, this technology is supposed to significantly improve their AIO’s operation by allowing it to achieve an automated pressure balance and improve the overall longevity of liquid cooling.
Now let’s get into how it works. When you look at a typical area cooler, the coolant plays an important role when it comes to cooling the processor. Now the pump design is also very crucial, and as the coolant temperature increases, the pressure within the AIO also increases, and over time this expansion and contraction can cause or at least could cause certain components to leak. Deepcool has somehow figured out a way to implement an elastic pressure relief bag with one side exposed to the air and the other inside the coolant.
So when the internal pressure increases, the air inside the bag gets pushed out, creating more area within the AIO and this decreases pressure. Think of it like a lung exhaling air. The capsule itself is made out of a specialized rubber material that’s also heat and corrosion resistant. Deepcool also claims that the material itself wouldn’t deform when exposed to wide the temperature variances. Now with the implementation of this new anti-leak tech, does it automatically result in better CPU temperatures? Not necessarily because Deepcool is really aiming towards improving the AIOs longevity over cooling performance. And while they are considering achieving both of those goals, it’s really interesting to see they’re focusing on longevity as one of the highlights for their new AIO coolers. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to test this out and give you guys sort of my long-term experience with their products.
Now unfortunately adding this rubber cap seal insert causes the radiator size to increase by a bit. Deepcool did mention that they’ve tested compatibility with most ATX cases, but I highly doubt that this would fit a micro-ATX case. Moving onto the new coolers, they announced the Castle EX series and it looks very familiar to their previous Castle two models, but now they have included the anti-leak technology.
The logo chip is now swappable and customizable, and you can do that by twisting the cap and taking off the circular insert. Deepcool does include a normal one with their logo as well as a plain option so users can attach stickers or anything. You’ll also notice the subtle ring lighting around the pump that looks really cool, and it features addressable RGB lighting. The pump design now features a dual chamber system that allows for a better flow, and they’ve increased the size of the skived fins behind the copper core plate by 25%. The included fans have also been revised, and first and foremost they’re not RGB. Thank you Deepcool because personally I didn’t like the ones on the original Castle cooler. The blades on the new fan are more efficient at exhausting hot air, plus they have these subtle vents in the corners that improve acoustic performance.
There’ll be two models of the Castle EX series – one with a 240mm radiator and the other with a 360mm radiator – and pricing will be $120 and $160 respectively. You can actually pick up these models right now. The Captain series of coolers are receiving a slight upgrade as well, so instead of the glass pipe design going into the pump, they replaced it with a metal one, which they claim should dissipate heat a bit better. It also comes with the anti-leak technology and there are both 240mm and 360mm options. Pricing starts at $105 and $135 respectively. They’re also offering white models for a few extra dollars in both sizes. So that about wraps up our coverage of Deepcool’s upcoming AIO products. I certainly am pretty interested in testing this potentially ground-breaking new technology.