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Old 27-11-13, 07:46 PM
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Bitspower Maximus VI Impact Waterblock

Today we take a look at the new Maximus VI Impact full cover waterblock from Bitspower.




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Old 27-11-13, 08:24 PM
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I don't think words can describe how much I love this concept. Especially with chips like the Z87 where motherboards are playing less of a role in terms of overclocking potential and the fact that watercooling in small form factor PCs is no longer unheard of I think it is certainly an appealing route for the future. I know I would certainly consider a smaller PC if I can crank this kind of power out of it now.

Would love to hear what case you guys would use for a small gaming rig? Is the prodigy still the reigning champ?
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Old 27-11-13, 09:08 PM
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I don't think words can describe how much I love this concept. Especially with chips like the Z87 where motherboards are playing less of a role in terms of overclocking potential and the fact that watercooling in small form factor PCs is no longer unheard of I think it is certainly an appealing route for the future. I know I would certainly consider a smaller PC if I can crank this kind of power out of it now.

Would love to hear what case you guys would use for a small gaming rig? Is the prodigy still the reigning champ?
It depends on the use really.
If I was watercooling, the Prodigy would be my choice.

If you're wanting an incredibly compact rig, then the CM Elite 120 may be under consideration.

Personally, it would take a lot for me to go smaller than a Prodigy. I just think you give up too much in terms of upgrade-ability and cooling options to give up the Prodigy for something smaller. I've not properly seen what the new Bitfenix cases are like (built on the same chassis as the Prodigy I believe(?)). Depends if you like the exterior design more I guess.
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Old 27-11-13, 09:21 PM
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It depends on the use really.
If I was watercooling, the Prodigy would be my choice.

If you're wanting an incredibly compact rig, then the CM Elite 120 may be under consideration.

Personally, it would take a lot for me to go smaller than a Prodigy. I just think you give up too much in terms of upgrade-ability and cooling options to give up the Prodigy for something smaller. I've not properly seen what the new Bitfenix cases are like (built on the same chassis as the Prodigy I believe(?)). Depends if you like the exterior design more I guess.
Yeah I definitely meant as small as you would go for water cooling. I by no means would want an ultra compact unless it was a HTPC for the reasons you say (sacrificing too much).

Can the prodigy be sufficiently water cooled without having to mod these days? or is there still a bit of dremeling required?
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Old 28-11-13, 12:58 AM
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Nice to see Tom putting stuff together again.

Just a tip: Put the main CPU screws in first, it will stop you from bending the connections between the motherboard and the VRM board. Probably doesn't matter, but it is a habit kind of thing. Also it might make putting the VRM backplate on easier because you will not have to worry about the waterblock shifting.

I do like the idea of this, but the problem at the moment that I see is that most ITX cases don't have the most brilliant rad support. I actually think the idea from the heatsink comes from laptop heatsinks, which cover more than just the CPU or GPU, and have contact points for the VRM, etc. I'd like to see a watercooled laptop tbh, just for lolz.

If you can get yourself a decent case with a 240 and a 120 or preferably 2x 240s, I think you'd have yourself a really rip-roaring fast ITX build.
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super nice looking block, nice job. now if i just had a couple of spare kidneys to sell.
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Old 28-11-13, 06:42 AM
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now that looks the dogs, couple of corsair doms at the side of it and your sorted
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Old 28-11-13, 10:51 AM
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Considering getting the P8Z77-I Deluxe block for my Prodigy. It's not sold anywhere in Europe though afaik, and shipping from the US plus Norwegian taxes makes it end up costing way more than I want to pay for a waterblock.
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dos eny one no were you can buy this Bitspower Maximus VI Impact Waterblock from cant find it eny were
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