If you haven’t heard of a rig coming with its own set of lungs, or a computer running on water, then know this, Kyle Hansen, the head of YouTube channel Bitwit, has just pulled back the curtain from a Jägermeister cooled custom PC. Yes, you read that right a custom PC that uses Jägermeister as a coolant.
First reported by DigitalTrends, Bitwit filled the custom water cooling loop, completely with the iconic German digestif, a mix of herbs and spices, for the purposes of a video sponsored by Jägermeister. Well, it’s not the ideal way to cool a PC as the Ryzen 9 5950X at the heart of the build only peaked at around 57 degrees Celsius in a loop of Cinebench R23.
One should never cool the PC with Jägermeister, or any other alcohol and in the context, Hansen said, “This is not a safe, sustainable, or sane way to cool your PC”. These liquids will corrode the metal fittings in a custom loop over time, and alcohol is known to eat at acrylic when left unchecked and cannot be tried at home.
Hansen didn’t either leave Jägermeister in the machine and after gathering a few numbers, he replaced the drink with a dyed fluid that shouldn’t pose a risk to the parts inside.
As detailed in the video above, the custom PC is equipped with 64GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB memory, an EVGA RTX 3080, an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, and a 1000W 80+ Titanium power supply. With a Jägermeister logo on the side, all of the parts went inside a custom Singularity Spectre 3.0 case, outfitted with green metal bits.
The Spectre 3.0 is known for being a showcase water cooling chassis, and in a standard black configuration, it costs $1,400, reports DigitalTrends. Similar to the components, the custom water cooling loop is outfitted with the highest-end parts and an XC7 CPU block from Corsair, EK’s Quantum Vector GPU block, and two 360mm Primochill radiators were used by Hansen.
With this interesting build, one should keep in mind to never put alcohol in your PC, unless it’s used to clean the CPU. Surprisingly, the coolant performed much better than it was expected in a short period of time, but over the long term, it will fail.