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Old 02-07-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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ASUS AquaTank 8800 Solution

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What, even after reading the review of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTX you're still looking for better performance? Sure you can slap in an ATI R600 or you could find that bump in ASUS' just announced EN8800GTX AquaTank/HTDP/768M graphics combo and stay true to your rabid brand affections. As the name implies, the card features an all-in-one watercooling module which cuts the heat from a standard 8800 GTX by 12C (53.6F) for some serious overclockin' drama. That results in 11% faster graphics performance when compared with the traditional 8800 GTX card. Assuming you have the additional PCI slot required for the AquaTank card of course -- no external tank required, kids. Sorry, no pricing or availability announced, but we'd sure like to see it set up for another head-to-head with ATI whenever it does pop.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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Wow, watercooling that doesnt take up heaps of space.
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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I'm considering making my next big upgrade into a Water Cooled system. It be tons quieter then my fan rig. Plus it cool all the parts better.
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well they eliminated one of the 3 reasons i stay away from water cooling

the other two still remain: Its alot of hassle to setup and its friggan expensive.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:29 PM   #5
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gah... that still wouldnt fit in my PC
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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I'm considering making my next big upgrade into a Water Cooled system. It be tons quieter then my fan rig. Plus it cool all the parts better.
My system is mouse-quiet. You can only hear it at startup (so once every few days) and when you put your ear up to it. Watercooling is required to be quiet, you just need to buy better parts (still cheaper then watercooling, and last longer/better performance than cheap parts anyway) Though Ive only seen one way to outperform watercooling in person, and that was the free-on cooling system we made in my A+ class out of an old refrigerator, and even then it was only by 10degrees Celsius or so.

If I was buying an 8800, id get one of these guys, especially if they came pre-overclocked to make use of the water-cooling.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:51 PM   #7
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I have decided I will try a oil cooled system instead next time. http://www.hwspirit.com/reviews/16/o29.jpg
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Well I can tell ya right now one of my first mistakes was buying a fan louder then I attended. It puts out all kinds of air but it you can sure hear it working for it.
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