To celebrate their 31st anniversary Antec has released a new liquid cooling series called Mercury. This series has three models the:Mercury 120, the 240 and lastly the 360. All models come with a 5 year warranty and have a 50,000 hour lifetime, which is a little bit more than 5 and a half years. They also happen to feature LED lights which can change their colour according to the temperature of the CPU:
- Blue = <48c
- Green= 49c-60c
- Red = 60c<
Furthermore the models are compatible with the most recent CPU’s from Intel and AMD, while they can also support some older CPU’s**. In addition they are equipped with non-lubricated graphite bearings and a durable ceramics axis. Equally their radiators have an arrangement of 16 high density FPI placed 2.8 mm away from each other, allowing for cool air to pass through efficiently. All models are built around a sealed and silent pump, which consists of a three-phase motor. Because of that, all models have a 3.5 litter per minute flow rate and a 2.3 meter high water pressure. Last but not least the models are made out of a carbon aluminium mix and the tubing is coated with Teflon, that increases durability.
Mercury 120 mm(69 euros)
The Mercury 120 features one 120 mm fan. The fan runs at a maximum of 1800 rounds per minute and has a CFM of 73. Other than that, at full speed the fan has a power consumption of 3.6W while retaining a low 30dBA sound level. Equally , under heavy load, the radiator has a 5.4W power consumption. Lastly the radiator has the following dimensions: 154 x 119 x 27 mm.
Mercury 240 mm(99 euros)
Unlike the previous model, the Mercury 240 features two of the same 120 mm fans. Power consumption by both the fan and radiator are the same as before, with the only change being the radiator dimensions. Which are the following: 274 x 119 x 27 mm.
Mercury 360 mm(125 euros)
At last the Mercury 360. The only model to feature three fans, which not surprisingly, are the same fans that the previous models featured. That means, same RPM, same power consumption, same dimensions and CFM. The obvious difference here is the radiator, being significantly bigger than the Mercury 240. The dimensions being the following: 394 x 119 x 27 mm.
As has been noted the new series by Antec seems quite promising. Write your opinion on it in the comment section and post it!
**(Intel-> LGA775,LGA1150, LGA1151,LGA1155 LGA1156 LGA1366 LGA2011, LGA2066/ AMD-> AM2 AM3 , AM2+, AM3+, AM4, FM2)