EK offers Water Blocks for GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    tigermoth Banned

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    Pointless for 99.99 % of users.
    This don't make good business sense at all.
     
  3. War child

    War child Master Guru

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    We live in the age where watercooling is just as much about aesthetics as it is performance. Besides, EK often make such blocks when we submit enough requests to them.

    I was just notified that they will not be making any waterblock for the gtx980 HOF card from Galax as there is not enough interest yet.
     
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    We live in an age where we can get a 6-core system to nearly 5GHz on air. Water cooling now is all about aesthetics and noise reduction, at least on intel/nvidia systems.

    Wait..... so making a MOSFET heatsink specific to Gigabyte motherboards was considered of more interest than GTX980? I understand the 980 doesn't need water cooling, but at least the difference there is MAYBE some additional overclocking headroom, and slimming the GPU down to 1 slot so you could maybe fit another PCIe device beneath it.
     

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    agree about noise reduction... on my WS the only noise (as the cooler is in the other room) is when a bubble goes to decanter and the VRM (yes it does a very small noise when in use)...

    SSD + WC = peace and harmony... Zen :)
     
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    I would say at least 1% of the custom builders makers would use this for overclocking rigs.

    This isn't used for just everyday overclocking either, this is for the high intense overclocking!
     
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    So does this mean they know something we don't, as in Gigabytes X99 chipset runs incredibly hot maybe. I doubt this is aesthetics because Gigabyte mobos look amazing as is. Even if you are over clocking really high then surely the chipset doesn't get that hot since no one really OC's the FSB much anymore.

    I doubt increasing the multiplier on an unlocked CPU will cause that much heat. My mobo temps don't go up if i mess with my Multi. (maybe around the CPU but not the North/south bridge)
     
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    I literally face palmed more than once while reading this thread.
     
  9. yasamoka

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    Yeah? Good luck getting a 5820K / 5930K anywhere near 4.4GHz+ @ 1.25V+ without exotic watercooling with enough rads. I am running a water loop with 2 x 360mm 60mm thick rads and an XSPC Raystorm (and GPU waterblocks) to keep the 5820K @ 4.3GHz 1.25V around ~65C max @ ~29C ambient when loaded with Prime95 AVX instructions. An older version of Prime95 used to get to 73C or so even.

    Until the frequency wall is overcome, and that will definitely take some time, achieving high overclocks on 6+ core systems will require water cooling going forward.
     
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    The problem will enlarge when we see six cores available for consumer level equipment, I'm guessing that'll happen with Skylake at the earliest.
     

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