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Yeah but what would the benefit to GPUs be? I think the only people making real money on GPU sales are NVIDIA and AMD, and even they're focusing more on mobile solutions now (smartphone, etc).
We have some experience with basic PCB design in-house, the memory and SSD PCBs are frequently custom. But that's only a small element compared to a GPU design, and a motherboard design would require a ton of firmware/BIOS work to do correctly, which I don't think we're willing to staff up, honestly.
Just my views, other people here might have different opinions.
The monitor thing is interesting to me because there are LOTS of paths forward if we wanted to do it, and people are using monitors for more than just PC stuff. You can display tablet or smartphone content, plug in an Xbox/PS3, whatever.
But who knows if anybody's actually buying premium monitors at all. Most people seem to be fine with 1920x1080 24" and 27" TN panels. Ugh.

Sorry didn't mean to imply you guys had zero PCB experience, just that like you say, motherboards are a whole different ball game and need a whole different environments of experience to go with them. Totally agree on GPUs, while it would be easy to resticker reference boards or apply a different cooler that doesn't mean that there is money to be made.

Maybe you should start offering more specialized water coolers e.g. more aggressive all in one coolers (e.g. 360 rad based) that mate easily to the 8/900D. It seems that building discrete water cooling components would not be the way as the market is pretty saturated right now and the total market share would end up smaller than it is for the all-in-ones.
     
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But who knows if anybody's actually buying premium monitors at all. Most people seem to be fine with 1920x1080 24" and 27" TN panels. Ugh.

The general population doesn't even know that higher resolutions exist, let alone know that there are different panel types.
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Sorry didn't mean to imply you guys had zero PCB experience, just that like you say, motherboards are a whole different ball game and need a whole different environments of experience to go with them. Totally agree on GPUs, while it would be easy to resticker reference boards or apply a different cooler that doesn't mean that there is money to be made.
Maybe you should start offering more specialized water coolers e.g. more aggressive all in one coolers (e.g. 360 rad based) that mate easily to the 8/900D. It seems that building discrete water cooling components would not be the way as the market is pretty saturated right now and the total market share would end up smaller than it is for the all-in-ones.

I agree with this... Though I honestly would never use them myself, I think tht you guys may benefit largely for designing a closed loop (or multiple of them) that would fit in the 900D and cool CPU and GPUs... I'm not sure how you would implement it, but I think it would be a great thing for your company of you made some kind of closed loop system with swapable components (and have the pump in the RAD)... You would need to use some form of QDC and it would be hard to do, but I think you should look into it at the very least smile.gif... I have some a similar thing for clients in the past and it has been very successful and helpful smile.gif
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I agree with this... Though I honestly would never use them myself, I think tht you guys may benefit largely for designing a closed loop (or multiple of them) that would fit in the 900D and cool CPU and GPUs... I'm not sure how you would implement it, but I think it would be a great thing for your company of you made some kind of closed loop system with swapable components (and have the pump in the RAD)... You would need to use some form of QDC and it would be hard to do, but I think you should look into it at the very least smile.gif... I have some a similar thing for clients in the past and it has been very successful and helpful smile.gif

The whole reason closed loops do well is because they are closed loops, added interchangeable parts leaves the possibility for leaks to happen. I get the view your saying, i agree it would be cool, but for someone intimidated by watercooling, and knowing there is that chance might scare people away..

But what i can say is, if you copy, refine and make better product like the Arctic Cooling Accelero Hybrid kit then i can see money to be made, as long as they dont charge a arm and a leg like artic cool does...
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Check out Corsair $45,000 aircraft aviation testing machine straight from NASA lol, i hope CorsairGeorge get his hands dirty and play with this machine



http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26799/corsair_takes_fan_testing_seriously/index.html
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Oh we've had that thing for almost two years now. We bought it when we decided to enter the fan market.

Step 1) Find out best selling fans.
Step 2) Find a way to test best selling fans. (requiring the purchase of this tester)
Step 3) Find a way to beat those fans. (over a year of total development on impeller design, motor, etc)
Step 4) Finalize product and sell it.

This is how we approach just about everything.
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Yea, didn't Linus use it when doing fan testing? Pretty sure that screenshot in the article is from his fan review.
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The general population doesn't even know that higher resolutions exist, let alone know that there are different panel types.

General population also creates the most sales/income for companies, so there's your answer.
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Yea, didn't Linus use it when doing fan testing? Pretty sure that screenshot in the article is from his fan review.

We've let a few review sites use the tester. Most review sites can't afford a $45,000 machine to test fans, nor would the reviews get enough press to justify a purchase like that anyway.

If a reviewer contacts us and wants to use the tester they're welcome to it, all we ask is that they add our fans to the review.
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We've let a few review sites use the tester. Most review sites can't afford a $45,000 machine to test fans, nor would the reviews get enough press to justify a purchase like that anyway.
If a reviewer contacts us and wants to use the tester they're welcome to it, all we ask is that they add our fans to the review.

 

They're bums, I bought my hardware! :p 

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