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News Sapphire teases Atomic water-cooled HD 7990 6GB

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 4 Jun 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Gurdeep14

    Gurdeep14 Member

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    I am much more interested in the Motherboard waterblock, talk about full coverage?
    They could have made the loops look a lot better as well, not really sure about the yellow tubing with black coils, seems very 2005
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    +1 on both counts!
     
  4. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Looks horrible. In my opinion the whole point of watercooling is that it looks awesome, and this doesn't. Considering the price, I think they need to sort this out if they intend to sell any.
     
  5. barny2767

    barny2767 New Member

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    I imagine they got the blocks in a few days they had to be shipped and just told someone to get them out on time and not worry about the looks
     
  6. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    The whole point of watercooling is that it gives more capacity for cooling, so you can run your kit cooler and or quieter.
    Looks are a secondary concern, and everyone has their own taste. Personally I don't have a window on my case, so I don't care what the inside looks like.
    (which is handy considering the bodge job I have holding my waterblock on, and the electrical tape round the pump, and the dust, and the wires everywhere, etc.)
     
  7. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    What motherboard is that?
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I like what looks to be a full AIO mobo waterblock, very nice. :cooldude:

    GPU is pretty nice too. :D
     
  9. thom804

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    So, not that it actually cools your gear with a much higher heat tranfer coefficient than air? No no, it's just got to look awesome.
    I've never dabbled in watercooling, I just value my hardware too much (being a permanent student with no money doesn't help) to put it in any sort of danger. moderate overclocks and high airflow are the order of the day for me. However, if I did go the w/c route, i'd love mine to look like this. Maybe minus the black anti-kink.

    Also, for the folks wondering about the full mobo cover, i'm pretty sure that's just a shield so there's no rival advertising on the board.
     
  10. Guest-16

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    But does it have a custom PCB with OC'd GPUs like the ARES II?

    ;);)

    (I'm pretty sure we've sold all the ARES II now anyway, so it's an open market :O)
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Since the mobo is covered with aluminum, it had better not be a waterblock.;)
    -Anyone else think "heavy water coolant" when they read the title?
     
  12. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    I'm in the market for a new cooler for my GTX470, which has recently started making alarming buzzing noises when under load.

    The problem I have is that there's a lot of cards in my machine, and no room for one of those triple-slot things.

    I don't care what it looks like. Does anyone make anything that's easy to fit?
     
  13. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Those yellow tubes are a bit too short. It's annoying the feck out of me.
     
  14. alecamused

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    [​IMG]

    They seem to have a closed loop thing in mind ... (source)

    I don't think it's just a shield:

    - Compared to the overall presentation it looks too "good" to be just bling.
    - If sapphire wouldn't want rival advertising, they could take one of their own mainboards, no?
    - The location of the barbs would be way off it was really just a cover and there was some other manufacturers block beneath it.
     
  15. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Sapphire needs help.... badly.
     
  16. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Care to expand on this statement at all? Or are you just slating Sapphire in general?
     
  17. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Mmmm, tasty (except for that horrible yellow tubing with black coils, which looks rank).

    PS: It absolutely drives me nuts that Bit-Tech use "teases" as a synonym for "previews". It's just not right, stop it! :D
     
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