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    Gigabyte adds a splash of ingenuity to new watercooling system

    Some days I really do excel myself with these titles!
    Manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards - and dabbler in all sorts of other products too - Gigabyte, has announced its newest watercooling solution, with a selection of features that'll make you say 'how handy!'
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6986
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    Looks good, any word on pricing yet?

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    Seconded any news on the price. If it comes to something sensible I might grab one out of curiousity. Bout time I played with water cooling. I'm too cheap to spend a few hundred quid on a proper setup though.

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    I was more thinking of a cheap but effective cooling system for my server - so I can get some sleep at night...

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    Wasn't the earlier revision of this a complete flop in terms of cooling performance? Running hotter than the lower-price Gigabyte HSF released at a similar time, for less, or something.

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    Daft question.
    Can these type of coolers cope with very hot ambient temps? e.g. last July in England - room temps over 30C - only way to stop 5 minute overheat was to position a 15" desk fan 6" away from side panel removed box.
    I was thinking about sourcing the worlds smallest aircon, but water might be a slightly more sensible solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snedger View Post
    Daft question.
    Can these type of coolers cope with very hot ambient temps? e.g. last July in England - room temps over 30C - only way to stop 5 minute overheat was to position a 15" desk fan 6" away from side panel removed box.
    I was thinking about sourcing the worlds smallest aircon, but water might be a slightly more sensible solution.
    The hotter the ambient temps, the hotter the system temps will be. Even good watercooling will struggle in the very hot weather. Air con will cause condensation, so be careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by snedger View Post
    Daft question.
    Can these type of coolers cope with very hot ambient temps? e.g. last July in England - room temps over 30C - only way to stop 5 minute overheat was to position a 15" desk fan 6" away from side panel removed box.
    I was thinking about sourcing the worlds smallest aircon, but water might be a slightly more sensible solution.
    what system are/were you running!

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    could you not relocate the drive?

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    if only i had the money

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    Whats the point in a watercooling solution with a fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag2me View Post
    Whats the point in a watercooling solution with a fan
    CPU water block that's got a fan on it. It sounds weird, until you consider the MOSFETs and other hardware sat around the CPU that would normally get 2nd hand air from a heatsink-fan solution. With a waterblock there's often next to no airflow there, so props to Gigabyte for thinking of that one.
    you really should follow the links to the full story before you post

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    looks like the kindda thing that I need to try. Sorry about the bump but any word on price's yet? Ive got a Gigabyte caswe ready for watercooling so looks good.

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