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Old January 10, 2013, 06:57 AM
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I'm not a huge fan of this. Water cooled block but with an 80mm fan for air cooling. That thing is probably going to SCREAM! Part of the whole idea of water for many people is silence.

Also what happens when you have a H80i or something installed on your cpu and the radiator to the rear of the case. How is anyone goiong to run more then 1 of these?
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Old January 10, 2013, 07:19 AM
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As was mentioned above, most modern gaming cases these days have provisions for many locations of fans and rads. I forsee an H100i on the top panel of a case, one ARESII blowing out the back panel, and one ARESII blowing up from the bottom. Or some variation of this.

And, the little 80mm fan wouldn't have to blow that fast. It's just to cool the VRM's and Heatsinks, and TBH I don't think those require that much cooling. That little fan is just to get some semblance of air movement over those components.

Although, Why ASUS wouldn't try to go with a full cover water block hooked up to the AIO system, and try to go for a single slot card, is beyond me. That would be a much more attractive solution, especially for the money you'll likely pay for this beast.
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Old January 10, 2013, 08:51 AM
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I'm not a huge fan of this. Water cooled block but with an 80mm fan for air cooling. That thing is probably going to SCREAM! Part of the whole idea of water for many people is silence.

Also what happens when you have a H80i or something installed on your cpu and the radiator to the rear of the case. How is anyone goiong to run more then 1 of these?
Why? dual 80mm fans are not that noisy,i guess that they won't use a rubbish fan,and there is only one,and the watercooling fan is prolly a quiet 120,seems good no?
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Old January 10, 2013, 10:24 AM
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I'm not a huge fan of this. Water cooled block but with an 80mm fan for air cooling. That thing is probably going to SCREAM! Part of the whole idea of water for many people is silence.

Also what happens when you have a H80i or something installed on your cpu and the radiator to the rear of the case. How is anyone goiong to run more then 1 of these?
Don't think so, for those who don't want to risk the chance of breaking the card when jerry rigging an h100 on to it, this is a pretty fantastic solution. (If you have the $$$)

The 80mm is there to cool the VRM and board, I don't think it would even begin to be audible for the most part.

For the amount of space it takes, you're looking at the cooling performance of a Kuhler 920/H80, as opposed to the super massive DIRECTCU's & Matrix's, which probably don't even begin to compare thanks to heatsink restriction.

I doubt whoever buys this would have the problem of not enough 120mm outlet/inlets, even the cheap mid size towers come with a bottom inlet, worse comes to worse, mount it to the side panel.
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Old January 10, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Might be a nice option in a HAF XB case. The ATI rad on one side in front and the CPU rad on the other. Rear exhaust for remaining heat ...
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It would makes the corsair 900D useful
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