Today we are looking at Corsair�s latest water cooling kit, the Nautilus 500.This external water cooling kit is targeted for both enthusiasts and beginning users interested in the enhanced thermal performance water cooling provides.Will it live up to its claims as being easy to install, yet having outstanding cooling performance?Let�s take a look.
Corsair has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed modules since 1994. Our focus has always been on supporting the special demands of mission-critical servers and high-end workstations, as well as the performance demands of extreme gamers.
As a pioneer in high-speed module design, Corsair is a trusted supplier to many computer manufacturers. In high-density memory solutions, Corsair has always been one of the first suppliers to achieve advanced qualifications on Intel, Tyan and SuperMicro server platforms. We also work closely with other major server platform manufacturers to release product that is 100% compatible with their latest server products.
Water Pump Specification
Spherical Motor Electronically commutated with brushless DC (direct current) design to minimize noise production and extend product life.
Voltage Range 8 to 13.2 VDC
Max. System Pressure 22 PSI
Head Pressure 13.05 Feet (390 m/bar) @ 12 Volts
Maximum flow @ 12 Volts 350 LPH (1.54 GPM)
Fan (High Speed) Specification
Voltage 12 (VDC)
Current 0.3 (Amp.)
Speed 1800 (RPM)
Air Flow 74.4 (CFM)
Pressure 3.2 (mmAq)
CPU Block Specification
Features 100% solid copper construction for maximum heat absorption
One(1) 3/8� hose barbs
Supports Delphi:Delphi� Micro-Channel Technology
Supports Intel: Pentium 4 processors (Socket 478 and LGA775)
Supports AMD: AMD64 processors (Socket 754, 939, and 940)
The Nautilus 500 came in a sturdy, colorful box displaying the product and many of its features.As you can see, the Nautilus 500 is an external cooling kit, where the radiator and fan are outside of the computer.The back of the box has a list of everything included in the kit, a description of the installation process, and some test comparisons between the Nautilus 500 and the stock air cooling fans.
Opening the box, the contents were well secured in a custom cardboard package, with individual components protected by bubble wrap. The kit comes with external cooling unit (120mm fan, pump, and radiator), one CPU water block, 10 feet of tubing (5 for intake and 5 for exhaust), retention brackets for Intel and AMD processors, thermal grease, a PCI pass-thru bracket, a power cable, associated hardware/connectors, a bottle of Corsair�s COOL coolant, and a printed user�s manual.Basically, Corsair supplies everything needed to install the unit except for distilled water.