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ECS Prepares Watercooled GeForce GTS 250 SLI Combo Video Cards

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  1. malware New Member

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    Our Turkey colleagues from Donanimhaber report of a new Elitegroup combo, that consists of two ECS GeForce GTS 250 Hydra cards. Set to be sold under limited numbers, the NGTS250-512MX-W and NGTS250-1GMU-W Hydra packs contain two 512 MB or 1 GB GeForce GTS 250s, a Thermaltake BigWater 760i water cooling system to chill them and a game bundle to make the offering even more tempting. Most likely both SLI combos will come with stock clocks - 738 MHz for the core, 1836 MHz for the shaders and 2200 MHz for the memory - but with water cooling on top overclocking them yourself won't be a problem. Expect the new ECS couples to become available sometime next week.

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    Source: Donanimhaber, TechConnect Magazine
     
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    ....wow, thats all I really can say
     
  3. thebeephaha

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    Neat!

    Go ECS.
     
  4. [I.R.A]_FBi

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    I tohught there was no longer going to be a gts250?
     
  5. kyle2020 Guest

    very nice - I love the fact that companies like ECS and Galaxy are making graphics cards purchases that much better with decent aftermarket coolers rather than the screaming generic ones.

    I had an ECS AM2 board and had nothing but good to say about it. Major props to ECS!
     
  6. ZoneDymo

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    Ummm I see 2 x 6-pin connectors on each card.
    Isn't the GTS250 suppose to have 1 x 6-pin connecter?
     
  7. lemonadesoda

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    Sheep in wolf's clothing.

    SLI a GTX250? That isn't a lot more powerful than a GTX260b/285 but will cost you twice as much and use twice the power consumption!
     
  8. iamverysmart New Member

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    It won't cost twice as much and the power consumption won't be double either.

    PS those look like 9800GTX+ cards, they're much longer then the normal GTS250.
     
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    Thats a pretty cool idea. no pun intended
     
  10. btarunr

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    Those PCBs vaguely look identical to the 9800 GTX+ PCBs. I think they just made a GTS 250 BIOS for that PCB, and used existing stocks of their 9800 GTX WC.
     
  11. Sasqui

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    I get it, hahahaa... :wtf:

    The thing I noticed is that the cards apparently have fans on them as well, what's up with that? The splitter looks rather crude.
     
  12. kyle2020 Guest

    the fans are there possibly to cool the rest of the card.
     
  13. PVTCaboose1337

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    I'm not sure I would buy something as important as a WC'ing system from ECS... their boards are... meh
     
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    I agree, especially since the wc kit looks like something from thermaltake... :rolleyes:
     
  15. kyle2020 Guest

    it is from thermaltake silly :laugh:
     
  16. Wrigleyvillain

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    'Nuff said.
     
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    @ I.R.A. that was the GTS240 that got canned.
    @ the rest, this is the same thing that they had last year, but the changed it from the 9800GTX Hydra the GTS250, nothing new here.
     
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    Ugh, this is like beating a dead horse with a dead horse.

    Two of the worst companies in the computer industry pair together to form a product soo bad, neither could have come up with it without help.
     
  19. kyle2020 Guest

    Dont bash ECS until you try them! I had an AM2 board like I earlier mentioned and it was fantastic - rock solid stable, lots of features - and my god was it sexy, a dark purple PCB.

    Just give them a chance :ohwell:
     
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    About 3 years ago, a teacher at my high school picked up some cpu/motherboard combo's from Fry's, the boards of course were ECS.

    Within 3 months, all 6 had just crapped out.

    Another story, for my Senior project in high school, my Consultant worked as a tech support guy at a local data center.

    Had a computer tower inside a rack catch fire and send a column of smoke out the top of the rack. The culprit? ECS board.

    I'm sorry, but if it's got the ECS name on it, I'll pass. And the Thermaltake Water Cooling is just icing on the cake of rejection.
     
  21. kyle2020 Guest

    I would never use one in a high end rig, but that AM2 board is still kicking a year and a half down the line in a customers computer with a 5000+ in it. He uses it for the internet, word processing, etc.

    And I agree about thermaltake . . . *shudders*
     
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    with good price , this one will be good chose
     

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