BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC Limited Edition review [Guru3D]

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    BFG have worked their magic again and teamed up with the guys and gals from CoolLIT systems a company designing sometimes a little awkward yet always interesting cooling products. As such BFG released...

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  2. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    Dugg, pretty sleek piece of kit!
     
  3. SickBoy254698

    SickBoy254698 Master Guru

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    I'll admit the performance is awesome but I still stand by what I said before. This card is way too expensive. Now that we've seen the results my original assumption that the cooler would provide mediocre performance is also evident.

    I checked around and Coolit does not sell this cooler for the GTX 295 by itself. They do however have one for the 4870x2. It sells for $135 on there website. Let's assume for a moment if they sold one for the 295 it would be about the same price. We'll say $150. Add that to the listed price of a BFG 295 on Newegg and you get $650. This is the reason I wrote those flaming posts in the previous thread for this product. Because it's worth about $650. Not the ridiculous $850 it's currently listed for.

    On the bright side it's still a great concept and no air cooling around can compete with it. Plus you get the warranty and a nice little OC on the card.
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I don't think anyone disagrees with you that the pricing is really steep for a GTX 295

    You however do need to understand that the extra manual labour (BFG employees fit these coolers themselves) needs to be paid as well, you will not be forced to disassemble the GTX 295 yourself, you thus do not risk damaging the card, and this kit ads a lifetime warranty.

    I mean look at the Accelero Xtreme 4890 X2 cooler review -- that literally destroyed my 350 EUR card.

    And sure, it's expensive, but you do need to factor in stuff like that as well + it is targeted at a very niche market. BFG is a company, they are not a non-profit organization mate, be happy that there are companies doing things like this. It certainly spices up a dull graphics market.
     

  5. Copey

    Copey Ancient Guru

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    I would never buy one but like hilbert said you have to appreciate the fact that companys try/do things different, its whats entertains us lot.

    Its not for the average PC user but there is a market for them.
     
  6. Dahbob

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    Sweet performance indeed, I just wonder how in hell you can SLI those with that radiator
     
  7. DSK

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    Wow temps are great.
     
  8. Duke Nil

    Duke Nil Maha Guru

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    Yeah seriously 58C under full load at the lowest fan setting? Crazy...
     
  9. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    Put another radiator to front of your case.

    Price is high and it's still old dual PCB model...

    Haven't seen these gpu's with watercooling (whole kit, not just the gpu block) in some time, interesting product if you have extra cash.
     
  10. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Hell, yes! :p
     

  11. TheSarge

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    I suppose it's better than air cooling, but you still need to have a 120mm fan blasting air over that little 120mm radiator. Not exactly whisper quiet. A much quieter solution is to use an large external fan-less radiato. That way you can build your own liquid cooling system with parts you can buy from a number of companies (Danger Den and Zalman come imediately to mind). That way, you can cool the whole system (CPU, GPUs, hard drives, chipset, PSU) and the only system noise is whatever little gurgles and hums the pump might make. Yes, it's more expensive, but hey: They don't call this place Guru3D because it's readers are afraid to customize things.
    :pc1::chainsaw2:

    Don't get me wrong: For what it's designed for, the Cool-it brand coolers get the job done. As a technician, I see people who want this stuff installed from time to time. In the shop where I work, we actualy sell quite a lot of the Cool-It brand CPU coolers. Haven't seen this particular unit yet, but I suppose it will come down the pipe sooner or later. I'm sure there will be a certain demand for stuff like this, I'm just not sure how strong it will be.
     

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