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Corsair tease Hydro X series RTX 20 series water blocks

Corsair is entering the water cooling market!

Corsair tease Hydro X series RTX 20 series water blocks

Corsair tease Hydro X series RTX 20 series water blocks

Corsair plants to enter the custom liquid cooling market, slowly teasing the company's planned water blocks for Nvidia's latest Turing series graphics cards as well as other components such as hardline tubing and other associated accessories. 

This secret has been known for quite some time, with Corsair taking on a lot of former EK staff to bolster their liquid cooling efforts, including the company's former CEO, Mark Tanko, and CTO, Niko Tivadar. 

Today, Corsair has showcased their first RTX 20 series water block, showcasing a nickel plated block with purple coolant, revealing features such as a built-in flow indicator and a clean external aesthetic. 

This tease comes hot on the heels of Nvidia's release of their RTX series graphics cards, making now the ideal time for Corsair to unleash their new lineup of water blocks, taking advantage of the hardware launch to propel their custom liquid cooling brand forward.

 

In recent months, Corsair has also expended into the streaming market with their acquisition of Elgato Gaming, allowing Corsair to embed themselves further into the PC industry. 

You can join the discussion on Corsair's Hydro X series of RTX 20 series water blocks on the OC3D Forums

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21-09-2018, 09:07:11

AlienALX
Ooo I like the integrated flow meter ! that's cool, gives you something to actually see once the bubbles are gone Quote

21-09-2018, 12:31:29

NeverBackDown
They will probably no longer team up with MSI and they will make there own AIO card now. Then also have this card as the EVGA equal for the custom block cardsQuote

21-09-2018, 16:53:32

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
They will probably no longer team up with MSI and they will make there own AIO card now. Then also have this card as the EVGA equal for the custom block cards
What? That would require Corsair to manufacture their own graphics cards. Would be easier for them to expand their partnership with MSI. Would be a big move for Corsair to make their own graphics cards.Quote

21-09-2018, 17:00:09

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
What? That would require Corsair to manufacture their own graphics cards. Would be easier for them to expand their partnership with MSI. Would be a big move for Corsair to make their own graphics cards.
No. They just get the reference PCB get a simple plastic box with a hole and then an AIO. Not that much of an undertakingQuote

21-09-2018, 17:38:10

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
No. They just get the reference PCB get a simple plastic box with a hole and then an AIO. Not that much of an undertaking
They still need a partner to manufacture said reference PCBs. Corsair doesn't own those facilities themselves. You are talking as if Nvidia sold all reference PCBs themselves, they don't. Corsair's full systems use MSI-made motherboards and GPUs.

Breaking away from MSI would move them away from creating their full systems with MSI hardware. The smart decision is to stick with MSI and try to be their water cooling partner for their MSI Sea Hawk full block GPUs. Notice that MSI has not revealed an RTX series graphics card with a full-cover water block yet.

https://asset.msi.com/event/vga/2018...images/kvm.jpg

If Corsair wanted to make their own graphics cards, they would need a manufacturing partner. It would be easier to continue working with MSI, rather than try to build their own PCBs or forge a new partnership with another manufacturer.Quote
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