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Hardware BlastFlow Siberian Modular VGA Waterblock

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 1 Sep 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. willyolio

    willyolio New Member

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    how does this block cool the RAM? do you just get adhesive ramsinks to stick on through the holes or something?
     
  3. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    wow they need to have an acrylic top, that machine work for the internals on that block is beautiful. I will keep this block in mind for the future ^_^
     
  4. -EVRE-

    -EVRE- New Member

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    How good is the thermal contact from the ram heatsink to the GPU block? That connection determines how well it will cool that aluminum, thus the ram (and power regulators?). From the looks of it, that thermal connection isnt made or is very poor. The DD block actively cools all heat producing parts of a graphics card, the BlastFlow seems to just radiate that heat into the air.

    In my mind, hardly a true or worthy water block when compared to the DD. Show me one that actively cools with water all the heat generating components and is modular, then I will be impressed.
     
  5. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Looks good, but if it's just actively cooling the core then it's the same as all other core only blocks and most of them can be used again with a different bracket. They're also significantly cheaper as well; a decent Alphacool block will set you back less than £30!
     
  6. vadim

    vadim New Member

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    Hi guys, the contact between with the cooling plate is made with thermal paste. The final product will come supplied with arctic silver 5. This was an engineering sample that just demonstrates the efficiency of the unit.
     
  7. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    Wow nice internals... And my god Mr Vadim himself (i s'pose) got to actually come to the BT Forums... Welcome here sir !
     
  8. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Another great product from my hometown hero's Vadim.
     
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    Guest-16 Guest

    We've just made an Addendum to the last page with new information we received this morning. :)
     
  10. vadim

    vadim New Member

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    :) thanks guys! I do come often to Bit-tech , but never did post untill now
     
  11. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    sure hope you guys keep up with watercooling articles/reviews
     
  12. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    a modular watercooler where the value doesnt drop to 0£ (due to new cards released) every few month is well.... genius...
    but...
    while that cooler certainly does keep the gpu cool, how does the temp of the memory and the voltage regulators compare to blocks with water in those areas too?
     
  13. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Page 2, "Vadim said that the physician’s words were along the lines of 'this shouldn’t work, but somehow it does.'".
    A physician is a medical doctor, perhaps you meant physicist?
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    No, it needs a medical expert because it causes awesomeness.

    :hip:


    Changed :blush:
     
  15. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    There should be two versions of this. One with a transparent cover for show, and one with a metal cover for better cooling performance :)




    oh, and could you please include a link on articles that point to the forum, and not just the comment-thing at the bottom of the article? :)
     
  16. genesisofthesith

    genesisofthesith complete spanner

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    exactly what I was going to say. The whole point of going 'full block' is to cool all parts of the card - does this actually perform better than a core only waterblock (lower gpu temps than a full block) and sinks for ram/vrm?
     
  17. radodrill

    radodrill Resident EI

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    I don't think the top would make much of a difference in cooling performance.

    At least the top will be brass so as not to be the cause of a mixed-metals loop.
     
  18. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    too ad about the price. That's a sexy block. It kinda makes me think I can build my own
     
  19. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    It's not really a full cover block so why should i pay that much for it - it's priced way to high imo.
    I would much rather have a MCW-60 and RAM sinks.
     
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    Is it fully future proof? As in 8900 and R700 ect?
     
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