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Water cooling in any way shape or form is pretty much a "because I can" endeavour. AIO coolers like the Corsair are purely for the novelty while a custom loop has practical performance benefits.

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post #12 of 25
It's not going to happen any time soon. Unless there has been a drastic change of thinking since August.....
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post #13 of 25
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I'm not saying I'm getting that item, I'm just saying do you guys think in the future this can become the reality?

I mean allot of the water cooling setups are overkill really, and hardware is becoming less hot (look at Intel and ATi). I think we might get a "good enough" self contained water cooled setup in the not too far future.
Yeah, it's a possibility. Right now though, current Asetek units got 50 GPH pumps, tiny hoses, no res and such. They get beaten to high end air. I've a few Tide Waters connected together running on my 470's. And a Reserator. 70C's on GPU's, well lol LCS my ass.

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Well the cool part of WCing is the silence, I mean in 2011 loud ass fans are just a no.
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post #15 of 25
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Water cooling in any way shape or form is pretty much a "because I can" endeavour. AIO coolers like the Corsair are purely for the novelty while a custom loop has practical performance benefits.

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I wouldn't say that. You need a massive and expensive air cooler to compete with the Corsair units. An H50/H60 competes well with a Noctua at a fraction of the price and size. I do agree part of the draw is the novelty.

I think the OP is really talking about making water cooling more mainstream. Maybe this involves coming out with closed loop GPU cooling units, something that would really benefit someone like me where my SLI configuration has the cards extremely tight.

Another idea for a more effective system would be selling a case with a full sized closed loop installed and ready to go, just another way to bring water cooling to a larger audience.

The closed loop systems are cheaper, easier, and safer than the custom loops. I wouldn't be surprised if they became more effective and popular.

I feel like a natural progression for a pc builder learning the ropes is closed loop -> XSPC kit -> custom loop.

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Well the cool part of WCing is the silence, I mean in 2011 loud ass fans are just a no.
Granted I haven't been around a custom loop system but this always makes me wonder, most of the WC setups on this board have more fans in them than I've ever seen in one case lol. I feel like it would only get quieter if you used a water chiller rather than a radiator.
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post #16 of 25
It's similar to air cooling. If you have crap fans, the performance suffers. You should see/hear what 6 Scythe AP-15s are like.

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post #17 of 25
The GPU in the OP has a fan on it too, so the 120 rad doesn't have to do everything. I agree it is still massively under spec compared to most custom loops but it seems to do OK according to PureOC.

As far as the OPs question goes, I doubt it. I can't see there being much of a market for an expanadble AIO solution, after all at that point you might as well go custom. So this type of system will remain limited to the odd GPU, like the one linked, for the forseable future.
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The GPU in the OP has a fan on it too, so the 120 rad doesn't have to do everything. I agree it is still massively under spec compared to most custom loops but it seems to do OK according to PureOC.

As far as the OPs question goes, I doubt it. I can't see there being much of a market for an expanadble AIO solution, after all at that point you might as well go custom. So this type of system will remain limited to the odd GPU, like the one linked, for the forseable future.
I'm just hoping there will be more kits like the XSPC rasa, I see the parts list on WC builds and they're 20 items long. Making kits more mainstream and mass produced will make WC cheaper and easier to get into. I'm hoping for a time where kits are the norm and the 100% custom is left to the hardcore builders.
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post #19 of 25
you might as well just got custom watercooling. geesh. its funny what people will buy that does not help.
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post #20 of 25
The answer would be no.

GPU socket areas are not standardized. There are common mounting points but they do vary a bit. There is not a defined No Go zone like Intel or AMD.

Furthermore, GPU heatsinks cool the VRM and memory as well. These are absolutely not standardized even within a GPU series. Corsair would have to build a near-universal solution to this... and no else has.
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