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Thermaltake’s first VGA Waterblock for NVIDIA 8800

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Thermaltake Technology, world’s leading brand in high-performance chassis, high-efficiency power supply and coolers, today announces the introduction of their first waterblock for Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX graphic card. TMG ND4 is a revolutionary product founded on Thermaltake’s current TMG line of products to incorporate ultra-high performance with incredibly silent operation in order to achieve the ultimate gaming experience.


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no 1/2" connectors?
for shame tt....
 

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Thermaltake almost never had 1/2" connectors, which is why a lot of their stuff isn't used by experienced watercooling users.
 

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thats not a real waterblock... hell, i could make a better waterblock by supergluing 1/2" fittings onto my current heatsink.
 

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What's wrong with 1/4 and 3/8? It seems to be a nice waterblock to me.....

I like my TT case.....
 

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What's wrong with 1/4 and 3/8? It seems to be a nice waterblock to me.....

I like my TT case.....
nothing wrong with 1/4 or 3/8, can get fine flow rates on those diameters. No reason to use 1/2" really. thermaltake make awful waterblocks though. Dangerden, Swiftech and koolance are far better choices
 

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1/4" really is too small for any serious water cooling setup. 3/8 is fine for a medium range setup, but the high end "I'm going to spend more money on my watercooling than on my processor" setups use 1/2".

Personally I think 3/8 is a pretty good point to be at. It is a good compromize between flow and flexiblity.
 

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The first cooler, and its a waterblock.. Where are the air coolers that we have been waiting so long for?
 
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I think that aftermarket cooler manufacturers are being very subtle in saying that NVIDIA's stock cooler is the best for the 8800 series ;).
 

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I think that aftermarket cooler manufacturers are being very subtle in saying that NVIDIA's stock cooler is the best for the 8800 series ;).
I am sure there is a little room for improvement. However, I doubt many people are willing to tear apart their $500+ video cards for only minor improvements. NVidia did a damn good job designing this cooler, I have to say I am impressed.
 

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I think that aftermarket cooler manufacturers are being very subtle in saying that NVIDIA's stock cooler is the best for the 8800 series ;).
No, of course not.

Thats just what the nVidia fan-boys keep saying and have been saying about the 7900 GTX and the 8800's cooler for almost a year now.

The truth is that the VF900 and it's competitors are far superior in heat dispursion and mostly noise reduction.

A stock fan that costs the manufacturer as little as he can possibly spend to make can never rival an aftermarket cooler.
 

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The VF900 doesn't come close to being "far superior" to the stock 8800 series cooler. It might lower your core temps a few degrees, if it even does that, but then it adds a whole host of other problems.

1.) It does cool all the extra components on the board without the need to buy extra RAM stinks to stick on them.
2.) It doesn't exhaust the extreme amounts of heat produced by these newer cards out the back of the case, which is a must.