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is that a card that is watercooled by it's own WC system? wow, i guess it makes sense for noob WCers.
I wouldn't be so hastey... My CPU cooler is better than some water cooling options, so why should I invest in a much more expensive water cooling system when I don't need it on my CPU? My load temperatures are great, so I wouldn't want to risk them "upgrading" to water cooling for my CPU.

But GPUs on the other hand get much hotter. I've heard the X1900XTX can withstand temperatures near 90 degrees C! It idles at 50 degrees C for me! Putting on the accepted-best GPU cooler, the VF900 from Zalman, would only lower the load temperature down to near 70 degrees C by what I've read, and although that is a large difference, it is still very high. In this case, water cooling could make a significant difference, and thus an option for just water cooling the GPU would make sense. If a company comes out with a solution that is already water cooled, then I don't void the warranty or anything by changing the HSF on it, then why not? Obviously the temperature situation is not the exact same for the 8800GTX as with my X1900XTX, but you should get my point. Not to mention the advantage of not having two heat sources for the water cooling block to deal with.
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Just my plans if I got a 8800GTS.
TT Tidewater + 8800GTS = <3
    
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I didn't really like the toxic x1900 watercooler, but that one looks like a good solution, taking care of the rams and regulators with a fan
    
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Oh ***** the Tide Water fits? Man I'm gonna order another pack of ramsinks and stick my Tide Water on mine.
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This reminds me of that Sapphire X1900XTX TOXIC I think it is...

It's pretty much just a Tidewater with a different logo bundled with the card... Nothing special, just more $
I think you are right, although it looks to have a bigger block on it now.

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I wouldn't be so hastey... My CPU cooler is better than some water cooling options, so why should I invest in a much more expensive water cooling system when I don't need it on my CPU? My load temperatures are great, so I wouldn't want to risk them "upgrading" to water cooling for my CPU.

But GPUs on the other hand get much hotter. I've heard the X1900XTX can withstand temperatures near 90 degrees C! It idles at 50 degrees C for me! Putting on the accepted-best GPU cooler, the VF900 from Zalman, would only lower the load temperature down to near 70 degrees C by what I've read, and although that is a large difference, it is still very high. In this case, water cooling could make a significant difference, and thus an option for just water cooling the GPU would make sense. If a company comes out with a solution that is already water cooled, then I don't void the warranty or anything by changing the HSF on it, then why not? Obviously the temperature situation is not the exact same for the 8800GTX as with my X1900XTX, but you should get my point. Not to mention the advantage of not having two heat sources for the water cooling block to deal with.
My load temps with a tidewater and AS5, nothing lapped is under 50C at load.

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Oh ***** the Tide Water fits? Man I'm gonna order another pack of ramsinks and stick my Tide Water on mine.
I think it has a different block, the die of the 8800GTX is much bigger than the block that comes with the Tidewater.

I think this just proves how awesome the Tidewater is!
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