Check out this ridiculous liquid-cooled 64-core Epyc server

We've all seen liquid cooling by now, but this dual socket Epyc server put together by der8auer and Caseking isn't your normal liquid cooling. It has liquid cooling blocks on the CPUs, sure, but instead of the normal fans blowing air across the rest of the components, everything is partially submerged in liquid, with jets spraying across the board.

It's a pretty awesome setup, and obviously more of a publicity stunt than something you'd want to have running in a datacenter. It's also extremely fast on the right sort of workloads. The rig posted a Cinebench score of 10,460 for the dual Epyc CPUs, which is only about three times as fast as an 18-core/36-thread Core i9-7980XE. Impractical, sure, but still cool.

Jarred Walton

Jarred's love of computers dates back to the dark ages when his dad brought home a DOS 2.3 PC and he left his C-64 behind. He eventually built his first custom PC in 1990 with a 286 12MHz, only to discover it was already woefully outdated when Wing Commander was released a few months later. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and has been working as a tech journalist since 2004, writing for AnandTech, Maximum PC, and PC Gamer. From the first S3 Virge '3D decelerators' to today's GPUs, Jarred keeps up with all the latest graphics trends and is the one to ask about game performance.