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Old 29-12-06, 11:45 AM
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Alphacool's New Range Of GPU Blocks For Nvidia 7950 GTX and 8800 series Cards

We have the inside scoop on Alphacool's latest range of ultra low profile waterblocks for the Nvidia 7950 GTX and 8800 series cards. I sooo wanna get my hands on one or four Could these find a home in your rig? Feel free to tell us about it below...

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Old 29-12-06, 11:55 AM
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These certainly look very interesting. According to Chris @ Alphacool these aren't restrictive...so we'll see when I have on in the labs
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Old 29-12-06, 02:04 PM
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Gonna wait for test results before passing judgment tbh
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Old 29-12-06, 02:37 PM
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I'm with Ham. But I don't know how well they will cool for being so thin. Because thin = less water = less cooling ??
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Old 29-12-06, 02:45 PM
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I make no judgement till I have one in my hands. Alphacool were pretty confident whehn they talked to me
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Old 29-12-06, 02:52 PM
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I'm with Ham. But I don't know how well they will cool for being so thin. Because thin = less water = less cooling ??
Big surface area though. And if theres alot of water going through them. Arg! When do you get one to look at kemp?
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Old 29-12-06, 02:59 PM
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Dunno Alphacool are waiting on the patent
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Old 30-12-06, 02:12 AM
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Hmm, looks interesting we will see I guess.

The only potentially deceptive thing is that a maximum flow is kinda dumb cause you need an incoming pressure or a pressure drop across the block to go along with the flow otherwise it is rather useless.
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Old 30-12-06, 02:19 AM
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Can we get an internal shot?

They look terribly restrictive though. Hell, ANY full cover block will kill pressure and flow because of the 90* entry point alone.

IMO, full cover is only worth it for 8800's because of the mass amount of things that need to be sinked. For any other card, you're much better off with a GPU Block & some quality ramsinks.
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Yea I'd like an internal shot of this block as well... I find it hard to believe they tout it as an unrestrictive block when it looks like it could fit two teaspoons an hour through it.

If it really does have good flow, and good performance, Alphacool hit a homerim because those are some deadsexy spacesavers for sure.
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