Computex 2018

Jun 07, 2018

Dreamcore Goes to Computex 2018 Day 2 – Cool, Cool, Cool

So, this is the $100,000 liquid-cooled computer display at Computex, it’s a whole wall of amazing and awesome – each section is linked to another by hardline tubing, and it’s just really really really expensive.

It’s also the first thing you see before you step into the hall, except we were also side-tracked by this:


He’s a lot taller in person than he is in videos, and we were just star-struck and trying very hard not to look overly-excited. Love this guy.

Acer’s Predator X27

This amazing piece of technology is a 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync display. Boy, that’s a mouthful, but man is it kick-ass.


Now, since this is our first time at Computex, this is also the first time we’ve seen the liquid cooled FSP Hydro PTM+, so the Hydro is truly hydro. It’s pretty amazing.


You may have caught wind of ASRock’s new line of graphics cards – we got to see the Phantom graphics cards in person, and they looked pretty much how we’d expect them to look, given their current motherboard aesthetic; edgy, black/red, gamer-ish.


So, MSI had quite a number of things going on, but we hear they’re trying to provide more peripheral options in Singapore. Would you buy an MSI gaming mouse or keyboard?

Steve from Gamers Nexus

This was also when we met Steve from Gamer’s Nexus – we absolutely love his articles and benchmarks. We think they’re in-depth and honest, and if you haven’t checked any of his stuff out yet, you should! It may be slightly more technical, but it can be useful if you can decipher the information.


So, of course we were excited to see the ROG phone. Unfortunately, it’s not immediately clear where you can get your hands on one of these, but we think the shoulder buttons are a great touch!

The ASUS ROG booth was huge, and there was so much to see, but here we’re looking at the ROG Thor PSU that has an LED side panel which displays the current power draw, as well as ROG coolers with customizable LED water blocks. They come in two variants, are both ASUS AuraSync compatible, and look absolutely gorgeous.

As usual, the ROG monitor was fantastic. The LED wall-throw projection is a really nice touch for a gaming monitor, and will really help to add to that gaming atmosphere!

We also saw some cool ASUS TUF cases and TUF designed CPU coolers. Pretty cool design, I must say!

Cooler Master x Wizerty

Next up, we tried our hand at extreme overclocking, a real eye-opener. Wizerty told us not to be afraid, and even poured liquid nitrogen on his hand, which we felt was extremely dangerous but he’s the expert, right?

We managed to hit -80deg Celcius (yes, that’s negative 80 degrees) and then it went up to about -65 when on load. Yes, negative 65 degrees Celcius. The CPU alone drew about 750W, which was pretty mind blowing. Big shout out to Wizerty for being such a sport, and to Cooler Master for all the super awesome stuff on display!

Other Cool Stuff

Steve photobombing

That’s all from us today, but we hope to meet Dmitry from Hardware Canucks tomorrow, among others. Till then!