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Old 22-01-09, 10:20 AM
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OC3D Review: MSI N280GTX OC HydroGen

"Pre-overclocked graphics cards are nothing new but pre overclocked AND watercooled cards are something of a rarity. Can it compete with the GTX285?" - by Webbo



MSI N280GTX OC HydroGen

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Old 22-01-09, 10:27 AM
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Impressive performance for a GTX 280! And the card has an interesting heatsink.
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Old 22-01-09, 10:49 AM
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First time I seen a fine machined waterblock from a watercooled ready gpu manufacturer. Looks like it cools well too
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Old 22-01-09, 10:50 AM
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First time I seen a fine machined waterblock from a watercooled ready gpu manufacturer. Looks like it cools well too
Agreed. I'd actually prefer that block (in terms of looks at least) over anything that EK could offer.
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Old 22-01-09, 10:57 AM
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Stunning performance. It's so nice to see proper paste instead of that awful white goop too. But wow what a huge performing card and block.

Shame about the bracket. The devil is in the details.

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Old 22-01-09, 02:58 PM
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Have you tried overclocking past the limits?

At 40C that is so cool.
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Old 22-01-09, 03:02 PM
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Agreed. I'd actually prefer that block (in terms of looks at least) over anything that EK could offer.
It does cover more of the card than the EK's. I do like that

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Shame about the bracket. The devil is in the details.

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Dremel anyone?

Or can't you buy a single bracket that will fit on it. Only problem is I think there is an LED indicator on the 2nd grill part of the bracket, so you'd have to take that off.
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Old 22-01-09, 03:07 PM
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Those blocks are awesome.. I believe Aqua-pcs may be stocking them soon, not too sure though.
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Old 22-01-09, 03:08 PM
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What company manufactured the blocks for them. Reminds me of aquagraFX blocks a bit.
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Old 22-01-09, 03:08 PM
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wow, loved that block pretty cool , and great performance, +1 for MSi. , also wc it wont obviously wont void warrantry

thanks for the review jim, pretty cool one

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