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Old 05-08-09, 08:01 PM
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BFG Announce Two New Watercooled Cards

BFG have release two varients of the GTX285 and GTX295, which are watercooled and overclocked, and require no maintenance!

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Old 05-08-09, 08:13 PM
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hmmm why not locate the cooler in the pci slot area ? Even if it occupied a few slots.
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For those of us who own nothing of a WC setup yet, it better be priced sensibly. £350 for the 285 and 450 for the 295 would be about right. Otherwise you might as well lay the cash down on a proper setup. These are usually brutally expensive compared to their aircooled compatriots.

Even the basic "with wc block" versions are more than a card+block brought seperately, so I can't imagine these will be remotely affordable.

I'm also not sure how well a single 120m rad will cool a OC 295.

Ahhh when I'm rich I'll have a proper WC setup. Unless anyone has 300 notes going? lmao.
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Old 05-08-09, 09:26 PM
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For those of us who own nothing of a WC setup yet, it better be priced sensibly. £350 for the 285 and 450 for the 295 would be about right. Otherwise you might as well lay the cash down on a proper setup. These are usually brutally expensive compared to their aircooled compatriots.

Even the basic "with wc block" versions are more than a card+block brought seperately, so I can't imagine these will be remotely affordable.

I'm also not sure how well a single 120m rad will cool a OC 295.

Ahhh when I'm rich I'll have a proper WC setup. Unless anyone has 300 notes going? lmao.
The only way I can see the price justified is that it is under warranty. You don't have to fit it, and it's covered if it breaks, whereas you have to fit the block yourself and can't RMA. I agree it will be expensive but it is a feasible option, £450 for a £300 card, £70 block and pump, and again, the warranty it isn't as bad.

I agree with the performance though, although they do state it will be 30c cooler than the stock cooler under load, so it will be interesting.
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Old 06-08-09, 08:03 AM
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Where was i saw a review of the coolit all in one cpu cooler and both there samples broke.

Your spending a fare bit of cash on a good card then to have a cooling solution that looks like it came out of a Christmas cracker !!
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Old 06-08-09, 04:19 PM
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I like to go with a proper setup rather than one of these.
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