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Modding FXFlow: GeForceFX Watercooling Revisited

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 4 Apr 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    You guys are doing a GTX480 version, right? :p
     
  3. Fordy

    Fordy Member

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    That'd be awesome.

    I'm tempted to buy an FX card just to use this ;) - but seriously, it still looks haps better than most water blocks for GPU's even today.
     
  4. MorpheusUK

    MorpheusUK a Noob that knows something

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    I do like the design of that. However correct me if I'm wrong but FX? is that not old now or am I missing something?
     
  5. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    Great bit of Nostalgia.

    If you keep going back, you'll find people watercooling their Voodoo5's with direct die cooling on the web somewhere ;)
     
  6. Cool_CR

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    MorpheusUK could you perhaps be missing this:- Originally Published: 23rd March 2003 (7years and change).
     
  7. Autti

    Autti New Member

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    Good times, i remember the old FX series.
    That really is the best looking water block i have ever seen.

    You have a big challenge in beating the EVGA GTX480 water block though :p
     
  8. Elledan

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    Heh, IIRC the Voodoo 5 had a TDP of 15-30 Watt. You'd probably be able to OC the heck out of it that way, though :D
     
  9. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    Awesome read. I think bit-tech should return to this style of writing, so much more personal.
     
  10. modfx

    modfx Loft Gremlin

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    Just a wee bit lol
     
  11. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    God this is long ago.. I remember first getting interested in PC's when the 6800 GT was just surfacing...
     
  12. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    Oh man that is some nice craftmanship! I remember having one of these cards back in the day...boy did my ears bleed...
     
  13. Evildead666

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    It was needed to get from 166 to 200MHz lol ;) (and even then it wasn't sure how long they would last..I think some hit 250.)
    Fab Tech and processes have come a long way since those good old days....

    I do believe the GeForce FX5800 brought more people into the idea of watercooling/Alternate Aircooling their GPU's.....

    My first aftermarket GPU cooler was for the 9500Pro iirc. Up until then, adding fans just seemed to be the solution.
     
  14. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I still have these pictures in MyPictures folder. Bladerunner was something else. The guy was just years and years ahead of his time. I remember him coming on nokytech.net's forum (the biggest watercooling site back then) to answer questions about his projects. It was funny as hell trying to understand the frenchies (real ones) try to type in english

    He also did a similar project with an R300 (Radeon 9700Pro , 2002)


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    His craziest project however was a year and a half later with a 9800Pro


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  15. Darkened

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    Dayum, I do remember these waterblocks. Was there a whole thread where he explained how these were made?

    Loving the plug-and-cool - fittings :hehe:

    Darkened
     
  16. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    Holy crap thats a lot of pipes Batman !!!!!!
    And the size of the tubing ? Huge ;)
     
  17. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    [​IMG]

    Someone had to do it :D
     
  18. pbryanw

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    On the home-page where it says "And we're letting you guys get a piece of it once again." I thought it meant Bit-tech were selling them again, or had stored one away for a lucky competition winner. Yet, again, my hopes were dashed as I realised the reality of the situation.
     
  19. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    BT selling an FX5800?

    Jesus, that's a collector's item right there, especially with the watercooling.
     
  20. Vinni3

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    Aaah, the days when cards were less than 1ft long. ;-)
     
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