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GIGABYTE Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard Launched

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GIGABYTE Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce features the most over the top illuminated design among motherboards today. A vast DIY liquid monoblock spans almost an entire diagonal of the motherboard, with a nickel-plated copper base, acrylic top, and more RGB LEDs than Times Square. This block cools everything from the CPU VRM to the CPU itself, and the Z390 Express chipset. The coolant channel even passes over the PCH. Underneath all this, the motherboard is identical in layout, connectivity, and features, as the original Z390 Aorus Xtreme. This board could be sold at a $100-150 premium over the $550 original.



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Now, Asus must produce that Maximus XI Apex-Extreme Hybrid Superboard I've been asking for.

The Maximus XI Brutal Enigma board. :D

(sans the waterblock) :laugh:
 
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water cooling pch kill me please
 
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how does it compare to their MEG board?
 
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" This board could be sold at a $100-150 premium over the $550 original. "

And that's USD.... hold on a sec while I grab my wallet eh! :p
 
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#6
Now I'm not a big fan of the looks and Gigabyte isn't my first choice for motherboards but selling a motherboard with a preinstalled monoblock is just smart.
 
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Isn't this one of those boards which have such overkill VRM so that the MOSFETs don't need any cooling at all?
 

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You'd be surprised. In sli the PCH can hit 75-80c and cause instability.
In case anyone's wondering how SLI can heat up the PCH, it's the hot air from the bottom card that does. Can confirm.
 
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I liked it, i liked it ,i liked it !!:toast:
 
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$900 at Newegg!? That seems excessive.
 
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