8800GTX hybrid card afterall!

Forum for all the nVidia video cards from the past, present and future!
Post Reply
User avatar
HONkUS
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1055
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:42 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas!
Contact:

8800GTX hybrid card afterall!

Post by HONkUS » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:42 pm

not only that but its self contained!.........sort of.

Image

ASSBYTE is going to release this beast which features some kind of hybrid water/air cooler for the card and a self contained reservoir, pump, and radiator all in one unit that screws into a PCI bracket.

well it would be interesting fitting two in a case for SLi!

User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 33922
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Contact:

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:49 pm

yup, we covered that back at CES 2007 here: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/442/3/

Image

User avatar
dicecca112
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5013
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:40 am
Contact:

Post by dicecca112 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:57 pm

problem is those systems don't cool any better than high end air on a card. I'm aware that there are no aftermarket cooling for the 88 series yet, but the price premium of those cards IMO is not worth it
Image

cyberneticimplant
Legit Fanatic
Legit Fanatic
Posts: 216
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:00 pm

Post by cyberneticimplant » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:36 pm

Are they seriously releasing this? It is sooo stupid. :lol:

User avatar
werty316
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 532
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:35 am

Post by werty316 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:04 pm

Swiftech's MCW60 would be a better choice as the 3/8 tubing wouldn't cut it on an 8800GTX.

Image
There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.

User avatar
kenc51
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 5167
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:56 pm
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Contact:

Post by kenc51 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:46 am

Nothing wrong with 3/8 cooling loops!!!!!!

User avatar
HONkUS
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1055
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:42 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas!
Contact:

Post by HONkUS » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:13 am

I personally favor a comprehensive block like the BFG one. I just dont see much point in having a block for the GPU and then having the memory and MOSFETS be passively cooled, it seems like that would defeat the purpose.

User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 33922
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Contact:

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:28 am

kenc51 wrote:Nothing wrong with 3/8 cooling loops!!!!!!
I second that... I run everything on 3/8 cooling lines and I'll hang with 90% of those that claim 1/2 line is better... Take WickedLD9 here on the forums... He has a small fortune in his cooling setup... Since he is too shy to post up pictures of his 'messy' system I will...

Image

He's running a dual 120MM cooled radiator, 1/2 tygon tubing and the Apogee GT, but for some reason my Kentsfield will overclock better than his... hehe

I guess it's user error or the fact that my 3/8 cooling loop owns all -- hehe

But all kidding aside my 3/8 loop does just fine with Kentsfield over 4GHz with lots of voltage, so don't knock it till you try it cause I'm sure it would do decent on an 8800 card.

pmanipole
Legit Aficionado
Legit Aficionado
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:14 pm

Post by pmanipole » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:10 am

i use 3/8" tube and it runs great. this pic doesnt show it but i have another 7800gt in the loop. all temps are great and my system is almost silent.

http://www.photojunkyard.com/is.php?i=1 ... IM0395.JPG

http://www.photojunkyard.com/is.php?i=1 ... IM0398.JPG

blitzkrieg1110
Legit User
Legit User
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:47 pm

Post by blitzkrieg1110 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:28 am

Wow! That cooler is HUGE!!! Looks pretty sweet too :)

coreyb18
Legit User
Legit User
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:38 am

looks

Post by coreyb18 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:42 pm

looks great but is it rely the bang for my buck

pmanipole
Legit Aficionado
Legit Aficionado
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:14 pm

Post by pmanipole » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:35 am

i guess it is nice if you want to deal with something that big. to me it just takes up way too much room and would probally defeat any hope of having a silent computer.

i am still going to be getting a 8800gts 640mb card in the next couple of weeks, i think 320mb just is not going to be cutting the cheese in the next year.

TK421
Legit Aficionado
Legit Aficionado
Posts: 63
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:20 pm
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Post by TK421 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:55 pm

What's the sound like coming from a stock 8800GTX or 8800GTS card? I'm concerned with building a fairly quiet system. Specifically any XFX references...
Stormtrooper TK421

coreyb18
Legit User
Legit User
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:38 am

Post by coreyb18 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:19 am

8600 is coming out soon in a few months about $90 to $150 in price range and will run direct x 10.

Jejking
Legit Enthusiast
Legit Enthusiast
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:35 am

Post by Jejking » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:20 am

coreyb18 wrote:8600 is coming out soon in a few months about $90 to $150 in price range and will run direct x 10.
I hope so, only there will be no 256-bit bus, so I got thinking about the 7600GT which cracked heavily down when using AA & AF :(
Not anymore proud owner of a ATi Radeon X800XL ;)

dotslasher
Legit Enthusiast
Legit Enthusiast
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:03 pm
Location: Belgium

Post by dotslasher » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:18 pm

i wonder how much that thing will cost :P

I dont think it's worth buying anyways

Post Reply