Still proud you moved from a CLC cooler to custom loops with hoses on your gaming rig? We have some bad news for you, Timmy: The cool kids are already two steps ahead of you.
On Tuesday at CES, boutique PC manufacturer Digital Storm announced that it’s taken custom cooling to the â€śfinal frontier,â€ť adopting compression fittings and quick releases for all of the bends in its custom machines.
High-end custom loops originally featured soft tubing, and then later hard acrylic tubing. But according to Digital Stormâ€™s chief marketing officer Harjit Chana, those hard acrylic tubesâ€”which are heated up and then bentâ€”can be fragile.
While we donâ€™t know if thatâ€™s true, these tubes can certainly be unsightly. The elbows usually donâ€™t always form Mario-perfect bendsâ€”they can flatten out slightly and look simply ghastly (said in a Thurston Howell voice).
Digital Stormâ€™s Aventum 3 features compression metallic elbows, and is just one PC in the companyâ€™s lineup that will get this new treatment.
Digital Stormâ€™s Bolt 3 and Velox will also get the shiny elbows and new plumbing treatment, too.