Friday, August 30th 2013

New ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Waterblock from Bitspower

Bitspower, the Taiwanese water cooling and modding specialist, recently launched the first water block designed for ASUS' previous generation mITX wonder board, the P8Z77-I Deluxe. While no longer the best mITX board on the market, the Haswell launch parade made sure of that, the P8Z77-I Deluxe did develop quite a following, particularly with the SFF crowd, selling in good numbers for its segment and making the rounds in a plethora of SFF projects that sprung on various enthusiast boards around the web.

The Bitspower AIZ77ITXD block makes use of high quality acrylic for the top cover and nickel plated copper for its base. The top cover comes in two versions, either transparent acrylic (Clear) or a semi-transparent black acrylic (ICE Black). The block's design approaches the full cover idea to a larger degree than any other motherboard block I've seen, accommodating all the heat generating components on the board, the CPU, the Z77 chipset and the vertical VRM as well. A design concept that Bitspower refers to as Unibody Style Construction Design (U.S.C.).
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19 Comments on New ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Waterblock from Bitspower

#3
Assimilator
This is actually a great idea. The portability of mITX with the assurance that you can clock your CPU high without burning your board. Throw this in a Bitfenix Prodigy with a 240mm rad... awesome.
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#4
adulaamin
Awesome! I hope they release a version for the Impact. :)
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#5
buildzoid
The CPU fin look too big and too few to be very effective
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#6
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
This is all very nice, but it seems slightly stupid to design something for an older gen. Why did they not spend the time on developing this for the Z87 counterpart, something which a lot of enthusiasts will be buying, and wanting this kind of cooling solution for an extreme LAN PC?
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#7
wotevajjjj
Wow, just wow.
The black one is just gorgeous
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#9
Hood
by: RCoon
This is all very nice, but it seems slightly stupid to design something for an older gen. Why did they not spend the time on developing this for the Z87 counterpart, something which a lot of enthusiasts will be buying, and wanting this kind of cooling solution for an extreme LAN PC?
I would guess that they're assuming most people who spend this kind of money & time on extreme custom water cooling will want to do so on a platform that will overclock well - this would be kind of pointless on Haswell, limited to 4.4 - 4.8 GHz (depending on CPU). But who knows, they may release a block for the Z87 Impact next week.
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#10
RCoon
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by: Hood
I would guess that they're assuming most people who spend this kind of money & time on extreme custom water cooling will want to do so on a platform that will overclock well - this would be kind of pointless on Haswell, limited to 4.4 - 4.8 GHz (depending on CPU). But who knows, they may release a block for the Z87 Impact next week.
Maybe you should speak with Dave about overclocking with Haswell :laugh:
Sandy was better for OC'ing than IVY, but I dont see somebody releasing a funky block for that architecture.
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#11
m1dg3t
Wow! LoL

Useless item for an overpriced, near EOL product. Someone will buy it though...
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#12
badtaylorx
wow, bravo.....

Icy cool Ivy FTW!!! :toast:

keep up the good work bitspower,

you have my gratitude
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#13
xvi
The only downside is it seems like it'd be hard to show off in an mITX case. Looks awesome!
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#14
m1dg3t
by: xvi
The only downside is it seems like it'd be hard to show off in an mITX case. Looks awesome!
It looks like a modified GFX card block. As such i doubt it will be a good performer :o
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#15
Daisho
Cool idea, but it's too bad Bitspower makes it, since they make the worst performing blocks by a huge margin.
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#16
james888
I like the idea, but if I was going mitx (I am) I find the apogee drive II much more appealing and space efficient.
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#17
SonDa5
Wow. This awesome block idea just added some value to that mother board. Love it.

I hope the Asus Maximus Impact gets some full cover love.



Great idea.
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#18
bogami
Now I can make a strong toxic small computer if only cood mount on litle Z87 ASUS ROG unit!:D
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#19
BiggieShady
This would work great with ASUS 670 directCU Mini ... if only there is full cover block for it




Small WC loop could fit in this case:




I would love to see it happen
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