Conclusion: Now you have seen the cooler in action. And this is where I whine and congratulate. I have had previous experience with other water cooling kits, some good, some absolute rubbish. But the Nautilus makes a mockery of them. With detachable fitting and valves, small external unit (the correct size to sit on top of a case), 20 minute installation and that’s not it there’s much more, that you will only get when you actually buy this cooler.
Pros: Copper Water Block, 3/8" Tubing, Sensors for both Pump and Fan, Corsair Cool Water Additive, Mounts for most common CPU's, Quick Release Valves and Connectors, Back Plate with Connectors, 120mm Fan, External Unit, More then Just a CPU Cooler, You can get water blocks for VGA/Chipset, 500 Watt Dissipation fo Heat, Installion that doesn't require the removal of the Motherboard for installion, Cheaper then the competition by $50 US
Cons: You have to feed the tubing through the back plate, no connectors., Attaching the Water Block requires strength and alot of pressure, so much it feels like you are breaking the CPU.
Summary: Corsair?s Nautilus 500 was the darling at several electronic trade shows and compared to similarly size external units boasts specs which have them running home to momma. Today we overclock an Opteron 148 under Nautilus 500 thermal management, read on to see if it can handle the heat.
Excerpt: The most obvious advantage of having everything in one unit is that the assembly has a very clean look. Furthermore, it makes assembly easier and the margin of error that could result in a leak is reduced because there are less hose connections to make than your traditional home brew water cooling ensemble.
Corsair Nautilus 500 External CPU Water Cooling Unit
15 May 2006
Summary: has a very interesting product on their hand with the Nautilus 500. Their second foray into water cooling brings about many changes, and the most significant is the absolutely quick and easy installation process. The whole process took me about 15 minutes, and that time may be much longer than average simply because I was taking pictures and checking everything two or three times to make sure it was correct.
Pros: » No need to remove motherboard to mount CPU waterblock!, » Simple installation, » Quality components, » Includes quick connect fittings with check valves, » Easy option for a first timer, » Kit comes complete with all you need but the distilled water, » Good documentation
Cons: » Decent cooling, not extreme cooling, » Could be / should be quieter, » Socket 775 bracket seems far less durable than all others
Excerpt: Muchos conocen a Corsair como una prestigiosa marca de memorias RAM y últimamente fabricante de dispositivos de almacenamiento flash, y es que esta marca que lleva mas de 12 años en el mercado ha sabido innovar e internarse en la mente de las personas como un referente a la hora de hablar de entusiasta.
Summary: Mit der Nautilus 500 ist Corsair ein
sehr überzeugendes Produkt gelungen, dass vor allem mit einer
kinderleichten Installation punkten kann – bisher war es kaum
einfacher eine Wasserkühlung in das eigene System einzubinden,
mit Ausnahme von Gehäusen mit vorinstallierten Wasserkühlungen.
Neben der Montage kann die Kühlung insbesondere durch eine
rundum gute Qualität, sowie eine gute Kühlleistung