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Colorful Unveils GeForce GTX TITAN Ultra Edition with Subzero Cooling

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  1. btarunr

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    Given that our friends at Colorful never fail to surprise us with over-the-top custom-design cooling solutions for even the most mid-range GPUs, NVIDIA's lifting of restrictions on custom GTX TITAN designs was bound to come as their eruptive moment. Their take? Strap the GTX TITAN with a full-coverage phase-change cooler. Designed explicitly for open-air benches, and for people with a know-how of hardware volt-mods, the new iGame GTX TITAN Ultra from Colorful is a bundle of a reference design GTX TITAN PCB, and a phase-change cooler.

    The cooler consists of the compressor assembly inside a separate case the size of a micro-ATX tower, insulated refrigerant pipes, and the dual-slot block itself, which cools everything on the obverse side of the PCB, and makes contact with the back-plate, so some of its heat can be transferred to the subzero obverse side. A phase-change cooler works on the same principle as deep-freezers, refrigerators, and air-conditioners, only that in this case, the block takes up the role of the evaporator. Colorful claims the cooler can sustain temperatures as low as minus 50°C. Out of the box crate, the iGame GTX TITAN Ultra comes with 954 MHz core, 1006 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory.

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    Why do these coolers never become mainstream? I'd be so happy to go out and buy one of these for my HD7970.

    Otherwise awesome card, looks great... So up the voltage??? :D
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    I wonder what that sells for?
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    A kidney or two. It's ok, they grow back.

    Problem with Phase changers is they are expensive at first purchase, but also a pain to recycle, which is why most people avoid them, not to mention condensation on the socket.
    But you know, refrigerators last years before they break, so this must be half as reliable.
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    i have a phase cooler and tbh they are so easy to use it baffles me why more people dont.

    for the cost of a good water loop you can have -50c at the flick of switch.

    i think this is ace, and while its going to cost about £1200 i bet if they just sold the cooler with some kind of interchangable faceplate for most cards they would be onto a winner.
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    ^^ This, which phase cooler do you have? Do you use it for your CPU or others? Very interesting!
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    The cost of running the system 24/7 is the biggest draw back.

    Low power consumption is a must these days.
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    Electricity is fairly cheap these days, if it was using something like 2-300W at 9p per kwh.

    216kWh * 720hrs a month (approx) * 9 pence

    So total cost is: £19.44 per month...

    Hardly breaking the bank!
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    If you cant afford the power you cant afford the card... so why are you even bothering posting? I doubt anyone reading your comment went "oh I was going to buy it but ya the cost of power would upset the bank to much" :rolleyes: :slap: :nutkick:

    Ditto
    My point :toast:
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    My ass!!!! :banghead:
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    haha electricity is fairly cheap? loool sorry but that made my day...

    it cheap where it comes from something that goes BOOOOM and then everything is radiated!
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    Considering its got the most extreme full cover block ive ever seen those clocks are very low wtf, if the price goes beyond fifteen hundred they are slappin ass, you can get a 750 chiller for 495 and a 300watt ish one for 270 uk pounds.
    ; ive an eye on the latter for some depth charge cpu clocks
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    I'll take four for benchmarking, please. :roll:

    Every once in qwhile we see phase coolers make it to market, Thermaltake, OCZ, others have had retail units before. I wonder if they are just chilling the liquid, or what here...mysterious!
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    or if it comes from a waterfall.

    Also, i have NEVER encounter a silent fridge that uses compression, they are all incredibly noisy. That could be a reason for little use of phase coolers.

    And, if you want three of these, they all have their own compressor? that gotta take some room. Doesn't nvidia demand that the cooler is the standard cooler for titan? how do they get around that?
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    ^ maybe the standard cooler is there somewhere in the box lol.
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    what a waste the stock pcb power is weak so cant push the card to hard or youll kill it :p
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    crate ;)
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    ive got an old vaporchill xe2, but yea i only use it to bench as it is noisey.

    as for the power draw, its no worse than if you ran sli/xfire.

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