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    News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Extreme add-on designed to assimilate multiple high-end GPUs.
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Ugly and no doubt expensive, if you have the money for three high end cards,i would imagine you would also own, or be able to afford a tasty custom internal loop.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Pointless, will be too expensive and a custom loop will be much much better.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Wow that is ugly! Agree with bigstu - the venn diagram of people with enough money to run 3 graphics cards but not enough money (or inclination) for a custom water cooling loop probably has a VERY small intersection...
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    IBM have chip coolers piping water through nanotubes on the chip itself... maybe intel/nvidia should catch up.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Why do people need water-cooled PCs any more?
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    I'd be interested in something like this, anything that stops me having to actually engineer/design my own watercooling setup is welcome in my books!

    And I'd only have 1 or 2 graphics cards...
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    shaithis: three reasons

    1. Better cooling gives more room for overclocking
    2. If you cool GPU and CPU (at least) without overclocking you get a quieter PC
    3. Because it is FUN!

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    It actually doesn't seem like an awful idea, it appears to basically be a closed loop type solution to cooling multiple things in small spaces, with the advantage of not having to bodge coolers designed for CPUs onto GPU mounts. (although I suspect it probably still does this).

    Like anything it depends a lot on price/performance. For £200/250 I can see a lot of people going for it over 2 closed loop coolers.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Why do people need water-cooled PCs any more?
    e-Peen and lower noise, it's usually easier to quietly dump heat to the environment if you transport it away from the source and into a much larger radiator (with big & slow fans) than you can fit on top of a chip.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by bigstu View Post
    Ugly and no doubt expensive, if you have the money for three high end cards,i would imagine you would also own, or be able to afford a tasty custom internal loop.
    youre right,i for example bought the 290 an not 290x just because its 100 euros cheaper an kept all in limit ,but that pc will cost 4000 euros and +- 500 for the cooler its not so much for a pro in the bussiness

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Why do people need water-cooled PCs any more?
    Is it really that easy to run three air-cooled cards side by side in a system without them overheating?

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    Is it really that easy to run three air-cooled cards side by side in a system without them overheating?
    Yup and cards are sold to be able to do that......
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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    I love how they left a crappy-looking heatsink and fan on the cpu and that monster of a rad just for the graphics cards

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Yup and cards are sold to be able to do that......
    Typically, cards either exhaust or draw in air from the top of the card, which is exactly where the second card goes when you go SLI, no?

    And for tri-SLI most of the motherboards I've seen ram the cards so close they're virtually touching.

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    Re: News - Gigabyte teases insane WaterForce liquid cooler

    1 rad for 3 cards ?? never... defeats the object cool and quiet ..
    @shaithis r9 290 running at 44 deg c at load and quiet and a 5ghz cpu also quiet ..
    could be people like the quiet side of it ..
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