Originally Posted by Dezixn
Yeah... Intel and the various other corporations behind the PC are not going to get to the point where water is mandatory... That would be utterly stupid.
And this is the high end you are looking at, not the mainstream. The enthusiast market is always a little different.
I do agree that we are going the wrong way with some components though, especially the GPU, which is using over half of our PSUs sometimes, and runs extremely hot.
I dunno about that one. Maybe they are moving towards watercooling systems, or at least looking at it as being a more mainstream option. Look at Intel's QX6800. At least if Tom's Hardware
is correct, it is only being released OEM to those that install watercooling.
Originally Posted by Tom's Hardware
The word on the street is that only 2,500 QX6800s exist in the world, with 1,200 of them slated for North America. Trays of processors are selling for $1199 per unit and have a few criteria. The 135 W thermal design power (TDP) processor is only being sold to outlets that can properly cool it, and by that Intel means a water cooling system must accompany each QX6800.