Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
That's what I was thinking. I mean now they are passively cooled. I mean if they actually got hot (my 840 Pro's don't even get mildly warm ... yeah, they aren't the same class, but still), I'd figure they'd come with a small fan. But I was just checking.
As with pretty much most water cooling, yeah, it's all about want, not need (like 75 guns). Hence my second question ... about the nickle and clear.
The way I see it, this block will be most beneficial for those who want to use the 750 with a SLI GPU system, especially if said GPUs are 250W or more.
The way most mobos are configured right now, for 2 way SLI the 750 *will* get sandwiched in the middle and get pummeled with heat. If you're on the HEDT platform and have multiple slots you could use, then you could move the second GPU closer to the first and spare the 750, at the expense of making the GPUs running toastier.
Of course I suppose once the GPUs are under water the heat problem goes away completely. Then the trick is to make sure there's enough airflow over the 750 so it doesn't get too hot. But yeah for the most part this waterblock will just be a want.