Monday, September 30th 2013

Bitspower Maximus VI Impact Full Cover Water Block in the Works

After releasing the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe full cover block in August, Bitspower is currently working on a second full cover motherboard block, this time around designed for ASUS' latest mITX marvel, the Maximus VI Impact, arguably the top Haswell mITX motherboard currently available. The block, like it's previously released sibling, is what Bitspower calls a U.S.C design (Unibody Style Construction Desig), which is a concept Bitspower uses to define a single solid block that covers all the major heat generating parts on a motherboard. In this case, the Z87 chipset, the CPU/socket and the vertical VRM.

Bitspower uses C1100 Copper for the block's base and hi-quality acrylic for the top cover. The base comes in two versions, Nickel plated or bare Copper, while the top can be had in ICE Black of Clear acrylic, making possible a total of four chromatically distinct versions of the block. The product package will include a thermal pad, a 2.5 grams syringe of Arctic Matrix thermal compound, a backup o-ring and the usual assortment of mounting screws and accessories.
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8 Comments on Bitspower Maximus VI Impact Full Cover Water Block in the Works

#1
RCoon
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Maybe I'm just high, but the audio PCB sticking out of the southern part of the board is sat on top of where the block sits. Except it needs to go through the block to, you know, be attached to the motherboard.
Does it just have enough clearance on the left, or is this a concept image as opposed to how it will actually fit?
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#2
Kaynar
Apparently there is no hole in that metal part on their prototype design.... But if they make one small hole and that audio card is removable then it could fit that way... (remove addon card -> place waterblock -> re-attach addon card.)
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#4
urza26
by: RCoon
Maybe I'm just high, but the audio PCB sticking out of the southern part of the board is sat on top of where the block sits. Except it needs to go through the block to, you know, be attached to the motherboard.
Does it just have enough clearance on the left, or is this a concept image as opposed to how it will actually fit?
Well it is only connected on the left half of the PCB, the right half floats in the air.
See here: http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/MAXIMUS_VI_IMPACT/#gallery

Edit: Damn it, I was beaten to it :p
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#6
The Terrible Puddle
by: RCoon
That's why I asked if there is actually enough clearance on the left.
I'm pretty sure there is.
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#8
james888
Im going to get an impact here eventually. I think this is a cool idea but I think an apogee drive II has more value in the sff mitx form factor.
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