Wednesday, April 2nd 2008

Aqua Computer's aquagrafx 9800 GX2 GPU Block Ready Next Week

As of next week water cooling experts Aqua Computer will start offering the aquagrafx 9800 GX2 for all GeForce 9800 GX2 video cards. Made out of 2 pure copper water blocks (99.9%) connected via a terminal made of Delrin, the aquagrafx 9800 GX2 is said to be extremely thin and therefore pretty light, with total weight under 800g. The aquagrafx cools both GPUs, all mosfets, the GDDR3 RAM chips and the bridge chip. The fittings of the aquagrafx are G 1/4". Pricing for the cooler will be 129.90 Euro. Aqua Computer also offers to sell you a GeForce 9800 GX2 card with the block preinstalled and covered by their warranty for 619.90 Euro.

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14 Comments on Aqua Computer's aquagrafx 9800 GX2 GPU Block Ready Next Week

#1
mullered07
by: malware
Aqua Computer also offers to sell you a GeForce 9800 GX2 card with the block preinstalled and covered by their warranty for 619.90 Euro.
lol i'll buy 2 :cry: i wish
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Exavier
Something I can't quite get my head around; I thought this card wasn't as good due to lack of support?
Why is this still being sold for so much with so much hype when any consumer who can read a review knows otherwise?
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#3
EastCoasthandle
For what? This card is already reaching EOL from the rumors I've read.
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#4
zOaib
by: Exavier
Something I can't quite get my head around; I thought this card wasn't as good due to lack of support?
Why is this still being sold for so much with so much hype when any consumer who can read a review knows otherwise?
BECAUSE, the world has a lot of stupid people , just like the ones who are bidding on my ebay auction for both hd 3870 x2 and 9800 gx2 i am selling , i finally decided to wait out this stupid revision battle , and chill aorund with a cheap 160 buck HIS iceq3 turbo edition hd 3870 card.
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#5
intel igent
nice lookin block, about time they switched to G1/4"
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#6
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Exavier
Something I can't quite get my head around; I thought this card wasn't as good due to lack of support?
Why is this still being sold for so much with so much hype when any consumer who can read a review knows otherwise?
Because there are a lot of people out there with way to much money that want the best performance possible, and this card is the only way to get it.
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#7
indybird
EOL? not worth it? I dunno, but all the reviews Ive been reading are showing the complete opposite. Though they are still too expensive, they perform really good.

I am really suprised to see so many GX2 blocks this fast (three so far). I thought there might be one.

-Indybird
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#8
mab1376
619.90 EUR = 969.630 USD :banghead: im never buying that....
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#9
eidairaman1
all the waterblocks ive seen are all smooth, why not add some fins to them to enhance their functionality.
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#10
ShinyG
These waterblocks are like overprieced 20" rims on overpriced luxury cars! They don't do much, except make your ride (GPU) "cool" (cool) when you're bragging to the "homies in da hood" (surfing the forums, posting pics). :D
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#11
xvi
by: ShinyG
These waterblocks are like overprieced 20" rims on overpriced luxury cars! They don't do much, except make your ride (GPU) "cool" (cool) when you're bragging to the "homies in da hood" (surfing the forums, posting pics). :D
LOL! Too true.. Too true.
:roll:
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DarkMatter
by: ShinyG
These waterblocks are like overprieced 20" rims on overpriced luxury cars! They don't do much, except make your ride (GPU) "cool" (cool) when you're bragging to the "homies in da hood" (surfing the forums, posting pics). :D
I have never used one and I'm not into overclocking world anymore, but I thought you can get massive overclocks with water cooling that you can't reach on air?
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xvi
by: DarkMatter
I have never used one and I'm not into overclocking world anymore, but I thought you can get massive overclocks with water cooling that you can't reach on air?
There are people that will buy this and run stock speeds. Some say it's to have a quiet system and others say that you can increase the lifespan of your components with cooler temps.
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#14
DarkMatter
by: xvi
There are people that will buy this and run stock speeds. Some say it's to have a quiet system and others say that you can increase the lifespan of your components with cooler temps.
Well, depending on which watercooling setup they have, that's absolutely true. The increase in the lifespan is also true in theory, but any component running stock will (should?) last 10+ years. At least the components and PCs that I bought 10 years back and never overclocked are still alive on my grandma's town, but the ones that I did overclock eventually died sooner or later. Newer components might be of lesser quality than the old ones to this respect (I can even hear my grandpa saying: "They don't make cars as they used to do now" :D), but as an enthusisat I don't think we need a graphics card lasting more than 5 years. Yes, lower temps DO increase the lifespan of a component, but what's the point of increasing its life beyond 10 years or 5 it doesn't matter. I mean, come on...
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