We just got off the phone with Quo Computers founder Rashantha De Silva. Remember him? Last spring, amidst all the hoopla surrounding Psystar and Apple, he announced the opening of a walk-in Mac clone shop in The Golden State. Since then, Psystar may have bitten the dust, but it looks like De Silva and co. are still in business... for now, anyway. Their newest (they haven't even had time to update the website), the Quo maxQ2, will feature an Intel Core i7 3.6GHz CPU, 12GB of RAM, a 240GB SSD, a 1TB HDD, and an Adobe Mercury Playback Engine-compatible NVIDIA 285 GTX GPU. In addition, this bad boy will come equipped with an Asetek liquid / copper cold plate cooling system, and believe it or not, it'll run OS X, Linux and Windows 7. Prices start at $3,765, and it should go on sale starting September 15. For about 18 minutes, or an hour and 18 minutes if Apple's lawyer crew just so happens to be at lunch.

[Thanks, John Mayer (really!)]
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QUO Computer Selects Asetek 550LC Performance Liquid CPU Cooler for New maxQ2 PC

Wednesday, 08 September 2010 00:00

Asetek Liquid Cooling Quiets the Powerful maxQ2 Computer which Runs Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows 7 Natively

Asetek, Inc., the world's leading supplier of liquid cooling systems for computers, announced today that its liquid cooling solutions have been chosen by QUO Computer for their latest generation of high performance, maxQ2 custom computers. QUO was created by Apple™ enthusiasts that breathe and bleed Mac OS X™. What sets QUO Computer apart is that their systems enable the user to run Mac OS X™, Linux™, and Windows 7™ natively. The maxQ2 is based on Intel's Core i7 processor and easily handles the most demanding audio and video editing applications.

Quo Computer maxQ"QUO specializes in computers aimed at those who want the fastest, most overclockable systems without the time required to custom configure one themselves," said QUO founder Rashantha De Silva. "We selected Asetek Liquid Coolers to deliver quiet operation plus the thermal headroom for overclocking the maxQ2 because they feature a sealed liquid loop that is reliable and eliminates customer maintenance. This is the type of elegance Apple enthusiasts treasure."

The new QUO maxQ2 is powered by an Intel Core i7 6 Core 3.6Ghz CPU, 12GB of RAM, a 240GB SSD, a 1TB HD, and an NVIDIA 285 GTX configured to take advantage of the Adobe™ Mercury Playback Engine. The maintenance-free Asetek 550LC features an integrated pump and copper cold plate connected to a 120mm heat exchanger.

"Asetek recently demonstrated how liquid cooling can both quiet and increase the performance of an Apple Mac Pro," said Steve Branton, Director of Marketing at Asetek. "QUO's liquid cooled maxQ2 computers enable Mac OS X enthusiasts to get the benefits of liquid cooling in an extremely powerful computer, without the effort of retrofitting liquid cooling into an existing Mac Pro."

The maxQ2 will be available with Asetek liquid cooling for $3,765 on September 15, 2010. In addition to the maxQ2, which includes Asetek liquid cooling as a standard feature, QUO will also offer an Asetek liquid cooling option in their lifeQ, proQ, maxQ, serverQ, and audioQ computer systems. For ordering information, see http://www.QUOComputer.com or call 1.888.QUO.0880.

About Asetek

Asetek is the world leading system thermal and acoustic management solution provider to OEMs servicing the gaming, workstation and performance PC markets. The company's liquid thermal management systems deliver superior thermal and acoustic performance in a factory sealed unit that sets new standards for reliability and suitability to large volume production. Leading OEMs use Asetek's liquid cooling products in systems where end users demand exceptional performance, low noise and maximum reliability.

Founded in 2000, Asetek has offices in San Jose, California, Denmark and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.asetek.com.