Monday, March 30th 2015

Japanese OEM Tosses Out GTX TITAN X Heatsink for AIO Liquid Cooler

Japanese OEM gaming PC builder Sycom addressed the biggest shortcoming of reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X - heat (which runs into a thermal throttle too often), and the resulting noise (rivaling that of a Radeon R9 290X reference), by innovating a new all-in-one liquid cooling solution. Found on the company's G-Master Hydro series gaming desktops, these modified GTX TITAN X cards look reference, except a cut-out on its top, through which coolant tubes pass through.

The loop itself appears to be basic Asetek fare, with a round pump-block cooling the GPU, with its heat being dissipated by a 120 mm x 120 mm radiator. The memory and VRM is cooled by a base-plate that's ventilated by the NVTTM (NVIDIA time-to-market) reference cooler's main blower. Given that the GPU will run cool, we imagine that the blower will not be as noisy. NVIDIA restricts its add-in card partners from coming up with custom-design cards, but this mod appears to be by an OEM, and these cards won't be sold in the retail channel. It could fall into the same gray area that allows EVGA to sell its HydroCopper variants.
Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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31 Comments on Japanese OEM Tosses Out GTX TITAN X Heatsink for AIO Liquid Cooler

#1
Breit
This comes one day too early, sorry mate! ;)
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#2
Caring1
Certainly looks home made.
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#3
Breit
Have fun mounting a 4-way SLI bridge... :D
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#4
the54thvoid
Breit
Have fun mounting a 4-way SLI bridge... :D
If you've got the cash for 4 of these, may as well go custom water or hydrocopper custom loop instead.

But your point is valid, silly placement of the tubing.
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#5
micropage7
Breit
Have fun mounting a 4-way SLI bridge... :D
so if you want to make it by yourself make sure you have the tube out from the middle
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#6
RejZoR
That skin tone fan. Totally Noctua inspired. And totally hated by me. What's wrong with BLACK that fits everywhere unlike this gross color!?
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#7
The Von Matrices
Breit
Have fun mounting a 4-way SLI bridge... :D
I'd be much more concerned about finding a case with space for 4 separate 120mm radiators and tubing before I worried about the SLI bridge.
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#8
TheDeeGee
RejZoR
That skin tone fan. Totally Noctua inspired. And totally hated by me. What's wrong with BLACK that fits everywhere unlike this gross color!?
Cuz it is a Noctua Fan, it's not inspired by Noctua.

And these Noctua Color discussions are getting old. Noctua changing Color is like Ferrari painting their Cars Pink instead.
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#9
HTC
RejZoR
That skin tone fan. Totally Noctua inspired. And totally hated by me. What's wrong with BLACK that fits everywhere unlike this gross color!?
You seem to be one of those people that prefer looks over performance: to each his own, i guess.

To me, as long as it does what it's supposed to and it performs well, it's good enough. I don't give a rat's ass if it's color combines or not with the rest of the gear.


Breit
Have fun mounting a 4-way SLI bridge... :D
the54thvoid
If you've got the cash for 4 of these, may as well go custom water or hydrocopper custom loop instead.

But your point is valid, silly placement of the tubing.
This on the other hand is a different story. I suppose as long as it's for a single card system it's OK: not so much for multi card configs.
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Caring1
the54thvoid
But your point is valid, silly placement of the tubing.
I guess they didn't want to look like the R9 - 295X2 with the tubes coming out the centre
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#11
bogami
some fast accommodated together is visible that they made a serious error in pipes blocking the SLI bridge. Fen is great but ugly and could be selected another.But I have no money for this card .Card TITAN-X is good at the moment. bought would block of course:) Until I raised money will certainly be able to have bought at least 2x AMD R-390X .:toast:.
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#12
R-T-B
RejZoR
That skin tone fan. Totally Noctua inspired. And totally hated by me. What's wrong with BLACK that fits everywhere unlike this gross color!?
TBH, half the reason I went with my Phanteks coolor over Noctua was the coloration.
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#13
GhostRyder
Breit
Have fun mounting a 4-way SLI bridge... :D
I think I am with @the154thvoid on this one being that trying to have 4 of these in a system might be a bit odd as it is and probably be better for a custom water loop at that point. That and finding spots for every radiator without using Duct Tape to hold them in place in the case might be a bit of a challenge.

Though it does beg the question why they that that tubing spot was acceptable, I mean it makes it even a bit difficult just for basic SLI (Not impossible just a bit more difficult). I think they are intending this to be for a serious quiet single GPU solution or dual at most with heavy clocking being a viable option without the noise. Still though, they should think about things like that from the beginning instead of making them restrictive as it limits your customer base and ideas people can do with the cards.
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#14
Vayra86
Maybe move this to the Ghetto Mods section.

It sure looks like one.
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#15
Breit
I stick to it. This is probably one of the worst April Fool's jokes in years. And it is posted too early too. :wtf:
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#16
Patriot
RejZoR
That skin tone fan. Totally Noctua inspired. And totally hated by me. What's wrong with BLACK that fits everywhere unlike this gross color!?
They have grey fans.
TheDeeGee
Cuz it is a Noctua Fan, it's not inspired by Noctua.
And these Noctua Color discussions are getting old. Noctua changing Color is like Ferrari painting their Cars Pink instead.
... But they totally have non shitty colored fans....
http://noctua.at/main.php?show=redux
http://noctua.at/main.php?show=industrialppc
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#17
Caring1
Patriot
They have grey fans
The Industrial range, that cost a lot more.
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#18
the54thvoid
Caring1
The Industrial range, that cost a lot more.
Of course it does. Black paint is much more expensive. I don't even know if it needs painted..... The only actual argument is supply economics. If Noctua only produce 5% 'industrial' effect range, scales of economy make them more expensive to produce.

EDIT: just read the page - they are actually for industrial usage. Tesla/Firepro to Nvidia/AMD equivalent then....
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#19
jabbadap
Caring1
The Industrial range, that cost a lot more.
Actually those gray redux series are cheapest ones(Technology is the same as brown ones, packaging differs a bit to brown and the price is thus lower). Black industrial fans are those most expensive ones...
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#21
damric
RejZoR
That skin tone fan. Totally Noctua inspired. And totally hated by me. What's wrong with BLACK that fits everywhere unlike this gross color!?
I 100% agree. Noctua needs a new color besides poop.
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#22
Petey Plane
the54thvoid
Of course it does. Black paint is much more expensive. I don't even know if it needs painted..... The only actual argument is supply economics. If Noctua only produce 5% 'industrial' effect range, scales of economy make them more expensive to produce.

EDIT: just read the page - they are actually for industrial usage. Tesla/Firepro to Nvidia/AMD equivalent then....
Paint? Pretty sure they are made of pre-colored injection molded plastics. No paint involved.
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#23
RejZoR
No, I don't prefer looks over performance, but I sure in hell won't use those butt ugly fans. Have you ever seen Noiseblocker Multi-Frame fans? Noiseblocker Pro fans? They look great and they perform great as well. Why do they have to perform well and look ugly as hell?
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#24
zo0lykas
lol ?
how the fck pipes are blocking for you SLI bridge let me ask, I think guys you created this hybrid more cleaver than you, if you going dual gpu, one rad, mouth at botton case, in middle, second one rad going at back, next to cpu, and you can easy mouth your bridge.

bogami
some fast accommodated together is visible that they made a serious error in pipes blocking the SLI bridge. Fen is great but ugly and could be selected another.But I have no money for this card .Card TITAN-X is good at the moment. bought would block of course:) Until I raised money will certainly be able to have bought at least 2x AMD R-390X .:toast:.
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#25
zo0lykas
damric
I 100% agree. Noctua needs a new color besides poop.
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