Water-Cooled X2900 XTX Card Pictured

"We've all seen the plethora of R600 cards out on the www, well here's a watercooled one for you to ogle over."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 26/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: VR-Zone

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Sure we've all seen the plethora of R600 pics on the net, well our source has dished out one of the watercooled variety.

This cooling solution is probably provided by Aavid Thermalloy and coincidentally Aavid is touting their Turbo Tube cold plates with mass production in May, same time as R600 launch. ATi's AIB partners can choose to use it, design their own or use a 3rd party water-cooler from Thermaltake .

R600 watercooled

I'm sorry ATI, but I wouldn't let Thermaltake within a sniff of my R600 thank you very much.

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24-03-2007, 18:32:39

llwyd
Building it yourself is by far the best way to do it mate, especially with a membership here, you'll never be short of advise :)

It may sound daunting i know but once you're done you will think 'was that it?'

24-03-2007, 18:37:15

Dino
Thanks for a prompt reply mate! I tend to agree with you

If it was an every day system - like this P4 2.4, 1 GB, 9600 XT etc - no probs, I built and have re built it many times. I believe I have the ability to build my new one but with the cost involved.....I don't know, maybe a lack of confidence or just going for the easy option

24-03-2007, 18:43:48

llwyd

Thanks for a prompt reply mate! I tend to agree with you

If it was an every day system - like this P4 2.4, 1 GB, 9600 pro etc - no probs, I built and have re built it many times. I believe I have the ability to build my new one but with the cost involved.....I don't know, maybe a lack of confidence or just going for the easy option



I see where you're coming from. Lowering a £150+ motherboard into a case makes the most experienced of us nervous lol.

What I will say though is that the durability of modern components is considerably higher than people expect (doesnt stop 90% of all recent components from dying for no reason :mad: ). I've dropped my 7800gtx a few times and had water drip onto my SB Live! while running and they're both still fine.

At the end of the day though it is completely up to you mate

24-03-2007, 18:45:02

Toxcity

Thanks for a prompt reply mate! I tend to agree with you

If it was an every day system - like this P4 2.4, 1 GB, 9600 XT etc - no probs, I built and have re built it many times. I believe I have the ability to build my new one but with the cost involved.....I don't know, maybe a lack of confidence or just going for the easy option



Welcome to the forums.
Well, if something goes wrong(which is you are super careful it won't) :p
You can always send it back.

24-03-2007, 18:50:41

Ham

You can always send it back.




QFT

24-03-2007, 19:54:41

Jim
As the other guys have said mate, build it yourself. That way you can get exactly what you want.

If you want 4gb ram, then pick a different motherboard. And also the money you'll save by doing it yourself could easily pay for building even more of a monster.

You'll always have the help of the guys here, and also if you get the components from one of the companies that have support forums here, you'll have an easy way to get hold of them if things do go wrong.

24-03-2007, 22:20:27

macgamesrule
I was in a similar position a little over a year ago. I'm a college student on a rather tight budget, and had saved for some time to get a high end system. My choices were to buy premade from a company or build my own. I was somewhat nervous, having as my only computer experience adding RAM to a machine which is pretty trivial, but I read the relevant guides/instructions and gave it a go... and my system turned out all right. Modern systems really aren't that hard to deal with as far as putting it together; most things come with clear instructions, the cables only fit in one socket, etc. And there's forums like OC3D to ask questions on :) I encourage you to check out your options on BIY.

To answer the question you asked, if you do wind up going with the prebuilt system, get the 4GB 667.

25-03-2007, 07:47:24

chudley
Hello first of all :) Buid it yoursel mate- simple as that! benefits far outwiegh any uncertanties you might have. 4gb wins every time

25-03-2007, 08:28:02

Kempez
Hey mate and welcome here, nice to see ya @ OC3D :hello:

25-03-2007, 11:13:59

AussieMum
Hi and welcome, :wavey:

Even I say build it yourself (and I'm no computer expert, I'm just here for the chat) You will feel better knowing that you did it.
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