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Hey, I just got an email back from dangerden, and they are gonna be selling a new block, called the NV88GTX, I am guessing much like the one of the water cooled BFG model. Dan, from Danger Den hasn't gotten back to me with pricing, but I am gonna guess that we are looking at the $100+ range. He also said the new NV8800 series of cards have over 20 heat contact points, that the NV88GTX is gonna be cooling.

He also said they are working on a solution to fit the Maze 4 waterblock on to NV8800 series cards as well. I will update this post when I hear more back from him.

UPDATE: Just got an email back from Dan again, he said they are gonna be selling for $135. which is a pretty reasonable price, looking at their other full pcb coolers.

    
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yay finally!!!!!!!!!
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anyidea when they r gonna release it?
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The story is that these chips are very close to their GPU Core Frequency Saturation Limit so you very likely will not be able to extract any decent overclock out of them. Thus the water cooling will be beneficial in cooling the chip and keeping the box quiet but not as an any great added overclock benefit.

Does anyone have this board and tried to clock it up?
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He said, "will soon be available from our site" So I am guessing by the end of december. If not earlier. Might be earlier seeing if they are using the same design as on the BFG one, its already in production. So it could be available by the end of the month.
    
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Originally Posted by Ropey View Post
The story is that these chips are very close to their GPU Core Frequency Saturation Limit so you very likely will not be able to extract any decent overclock out of them. Thus the water cooling will be beneficial in cooling the chip and keeping the box quiet but not as an any great added overclock benefit.

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i have 8800GTS and oc really well stock:500/1600 to 620/1900
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Pricing update in top post.!!!
    
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Originally Posted by hanwinting View Post
i have 8800GTS and oc really well stock:500/1600 to 620/1900
Great! That's what I love about this site. My questions get answered very quickly. Now I am going to buy this board. I would not buy any board that would not allow me to clock it decently.

Thanks for the information. Up you go
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Originally Posted by Ropey View Post
Great! That's what I love about this site. My questions get answered very quickly. Now I am going to buy this board. I would not buy any board that would not allow me to clock it decently.

Thanks for the information. Up you go
Rope, I would wait for the R600. The GDDR4 memory will clock a lot higher than the G80's GDDR3. From what I hear, the core will clock around the same as the X1950XTX or a little better.

I think the largest benefit to watercooling these GPUs is to that you can utilize the adjacent PCI and PCIe slots. With those massive air heatsinks you can use any of the adjacent ports.
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Rope, I would wait for the R600. The GDDR4 memory will clock a lot higher than the G80's GDDR3. From what I hear, the core will clock around the same as the X1950XTX or a little better.

I think the largest benefit to watercooling these GPUs is to that you can utilize the adjacent PCI and PCIe slots. With those massive air heatsinks you can use any of the adjacent ports.
Actually I meant this chip, not this board. An error in my typing as I would not be going the the water cooling route.

Regarding the the R600. Well, I can't remember the last time ATi met it's release commitments. I will very likely purchase the 8800 and if/when ATi releases a better product I will just set my card to the wife and get the better one for my gaming rig if it turns out to be a better one. I have my doubts at this time.

I had an X1900XT (remember Gatz's one I bought here?) for about a month. I got rid of it as maybe it was faster on some benchmarks but in real gameplay I did not find this. Add this to the card being loud and hot with driver issues made tossing it off an easy choice. ATi needs to make me a believer again. I will need others to purchase their cards and prove the above issues do not remain. Especially the driver foibles. I uninstalled and reinstalled video card drivers constantly with the X1900XT. BigVal can tell you about these issues also. Since I put the 7900GTX in this rig, I have only installed new versions. Nvidia makes great drivers in comparison.

I gave it to my wife and took her 7900GTX. She (graphic design) did not like it either so it went to my brother's wife.

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