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Danger Den launches Maze 5

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    Most of you will probably know Danger Den. For those not in the know-how, Danger Den is a company producing water blocks for high performance water cooling. After their success with the Maze 4 design, Danger Den has altered the design slightly, and announced the Maze 5.

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    The base of the GPU block is made of copper, the top is Delrin. It is uncertain if Danger Den plans on producing a CPU block with this design, perhaps for Peltier cooling.

    Sadly, Danger Den does not list the Maze 5 as G80/R600 compatible. This could severely harm the sale of these blocks. Swiftech is likely to be the only company that will have G80 blocks shortly after the G80 release. The MCW60 should be compatible, as all that is needed to make the block functional is another bracket.

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    the water block doesn't need to be g80 compatible, does it? doesn't the 8800gtx have a built in watercooling unit that can be used in addition to the fan and heatsink? so replacing the fan and heatsink/watercooling with just a single watercooler probably would reduce effectiveness, but it would probably be quiter
     
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    damn so my maze 4 low profile isnt going to work with the newer ones?
     
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    No, there won't be built in cooling on the 8800GTX, at least not to my knowledge. The pictures leaked showing the 8800GTX with built in watercooling was of a prototype design, that will probably never see the light of day.
     
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    AFAIK, retail cards will be air cooled only.
     
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    Pre-applied watercooling = aluminium, and no self-respecting watercooler would put an alu block of unknown design in his loop.

    As for the matter at hand, actual temp differences between GPU waterblocks (at least on current-gen cards) is like, 1-1.5c between the "best" 4-5 blocks.

    Whether the higher W dissipated per unit area ratio of DX10 cards changes this, its hard to tell, but right now the deciding factor is restriction(pressure drop) and price, and I'm not sure how the Maze 5 can beat the Maze 4 in either.

    I'm kind of hoping they've adapted the mounting from the recent full-cover block so it stops eating slots on both sides of the card like the Maze 4 does...
     
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    DD never releases revisions or lists compatibility until the product (GPU/CPU) is actually released as they thorouly test performance and fitting before they release a block and state that it's compatible with the latest products.
     
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    good to know! somehow i missed that news!! i'm relieved, cuz i was planning on getting one, and worried i might need WC. swee



    man, i want to go WC tho, and dd stuff looks so clean in addition to owning
     
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    sweet. yet another thing to save up for!!!!!!!
    im still with air cooling... & having 10 fans in my comp makes for a lot of noise!
    not too fussed though. i have 5.1 sound set up... so i cant hear the comp at all! lol

    recon i should start saving & go Danger Den & Swiftech.....
    could make a sweet combo.....
    other prob is i'd want 2 water cool everything! :D
     
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