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News EVGA has a naked, watercooled GeForce 9800 GX2

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Thats a awesome looking motherboard.
     
  3. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    for the price Innovatek charges for their coolers (the 9800GX2 one is like 180 euro in their online shop) and even more so with the hefty premium evga slaps on their watercooled produts I would except nothing less massive copper.
     
  4. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    That is indeed a bloody amazing looking setup.
    Of course I'll never be able to afford it, but here's hoping for a big bit-tech competition :)
     
  5. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    What was going on at the MSI booth?
     
  6. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    Sooo... When can I buy one of these 9800GX2s?
     
  7. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Am very interested in the fully watercooled mobo, however id have expected to see copper water blocks on the 9800GX2, hope the mobo is copper under them shiny silver blocks.
    Also surely EVGA could make a nice black cover for the watercooled 9800GX2, like the standard covers but just modding the top a little for the block to poke out, would make it a lot less ugly.


    FYI, no link to forums on the article, only comments :sigh:
     
  8. bahgger

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    These 9800GX2s are looking real slick! It's neat to see how the design of the PCB has changed to accomodate two holes for better airflow!
     
  9. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    Whats the focus of the 6th picture? Is it a new CPU and chipset cooler?
     
  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    And PSU cooler, it looks like. There's certainly a plate there where in many cases the PSU could be sat (apart from the popular P180!)
     
  11. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    omg, is the one on the right the reference case for the 9800GX2? That is one ugly looking card....
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well I knew there would be a water cooled version of this card as that was more logical them coming up with a newer air cooled version but Im sure that will be on the way. Hmm interesting...
     
  13. completemadness

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    i love the fact they just slap a waterblock in

    I mean, they could have jiggled the end of the card around, made it shorter (and look better) and actually do some work for their money

    Plus it would be a great excuse to buy one - "but honey, the one without watercooling wont fit my case"
     
  14. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Is that enormous block truly necessary?
     
  15. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    I'm guessing the 2 chips point in?

    Therefore the block needs to be big enough to fill the gap between the 2 cards
     
  16. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Hm. What I can't figure out is why they didn't route the watercooling barbs into the spot vacated by the fan. At least put something, even bare alu, there.
     
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