Der8auer and CaseKing Phase-Shift Cooler Coming To Market

CPU cooling hasn’t seen too much innovation in recent years, but  CaseKing and Der8auer are showing off a prototype at Computex 2018 that shows new things can be done. Der8auer built a phase-shift cooler that uses a new phase change coolant that isn’t banned around the world. Using Novec or Fluorinert for phase change cooling is something we’ve seen before, but we’ve never seen a retail product to come to market. Steve over at GamersNexus said that this pump-free cooling solution should cost about the same as closed loop coolers (CLC) and the performance is comparable. He mentioned that 240mm and 360mm versions are being brought to market at some point in the future and the 240mm model should be comparable to the NZXT Kraken X62 All-in-One 280mm liquid cooling solution. The NZXT Kraken X62 runs around $150, so expect phase-shift kits to start right around there.