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I actually think it looks good. But damned pricey though.
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Its Republic Of Gamers, Pricey Performance.
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If I had the money I would've gotten it for its rareness
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Wish they just contracted BitsPower to make a custom water block for their ARES II instead of this setup.
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I think they went lazy and decided to do a all-in one self contained loop on the GPU's instead of going for the high end CLC GPu's. They probably thought of that because people do the Antec Corsair hydro mods and decided to jump into that type of cooling. Same thing with the PNY GTX 580's
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I think they went lazy and decided to do a all-in one self contained loop on the GPU's instead of going for the high end CLC GPu's. They probably thought of that because people do the Antec Corsair hydro mods and decided to jump into that type of cooling. Same thing with the PNY GTX 580's

From the reviews its pretty cool just like the PNY GTX580, but unlike the PNY 580 this thing is bulky and big. Its really not a clean solution IMO. If they went with a WB like EVGA and Swiftech it would've came out even better IMO with ROG branding.
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You can get 3 7970 ghz edition cards for $1400. This card is a joke.
It is not meant for price:performance. It is meant to be an exclusive card. So that people can go. "Well I have an Ares 2. There were only 1000 made."
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post #18 of 57
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From the reviews its pretty cool just like the PNY GTX580, but unlike the PNY 580 this thing is bulky and big. Its really not a clean solution IMO. If they went with a WB like EVGA and Swiftech it would've came out even better IMO with ROG branding.

True, I think it would be a bigger hit if they made it towards the CLC market since almost everyone will try to do a CLCS in their life.
post #19 of 57

Mine arrived yesterday. Now, the Egg is sold out with no "Auto Notify" button when they're restocked.

I haven't a clue what to do with this very nice aluminum case.

Especially since the high quality, form-fitted foam is glued into place.

Gonna be a couple of days before I can install it. I hurt my back snatching it up off the front porch.

It must weigh about 30 pounds boxed up. It didn't look heavy, but I certainly found out differently.

I received the Lian Li case I won from OCN the same day. I picked that package up with one finger.

There's no way to use a high-end cpu air cooler with the vga radiator in place, so I'm going to have to use a watercooled cpu.

Actually, this Lian Li PC-7HX case may be the solution.

I can remove the hdd cage, install a radiator up front for the cpu and use the rear exhaust port for the Ares 2 rad.

The case has a pair of fan holes up top and another in the side door I can use for intakes. I have a 500 GB ssd I think will mount on the back of the mobo tray.

For the moment, I just bought one of those D.I.Y. test stands when the Egg had them on sale last week.

What all of these all-in-one radiators really need is a pair of quick disconnects so the rad can be mounted outside, on the exhaust port.

It would make them compatible with practically every case there is.

I'll post some of the new 3DMark results later, plus GPU-Z as proof.

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Good to hear, I was gonna buy one last night but someone beat me to it.
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