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Old 10-07-16, 09:15 PM
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The GTX 1060's reference PCB will not be suitable for water cooling

The GTX 1060's reference PCB will not be suitable for water cooling or other aftermarket coolers due to the reference design using a PCIe extension cable.



Read more on the GTX 1060's water block compatibility issues.

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Old 10-07-16, 09:35 PM
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Old 10-07-16, 09:43 PM
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Watercooling a card like that doesn't make all that much sense, manufacturers will make aftermarket PCBs anyways and we've had waterblocks for aftermarket PCBs in the past. Really doesn't matter.
I also don't know why the PCIe extension cable would be a problem for aftermarket coolers, the manufacturers could just implement that in the design.
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Old 10-07-16, 09:49 PM
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Loads of people water cool cheap parts. In fact, a lot of the water builds I've seen recently had stuff like 950s or 960s in because of the price of the cooling.

Near on all water cooled rigs I've ever seen have been weak on specs because of the price of the cooling.

I'm sure the WC companies will come up with a solution but it's still epic fail.
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Old 10-07-16, 10:32 PM
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IMO I see a LOT of modding potential with this if you're putting on an aftermarket cooler or even a Universal GPU waterblock (first that popped in my mind)
You could just make a modular cable that goes directly to the PSU and make cabling virtually invisible. You just need some soldering skills.
And don't give me warranty jibber jabber cuz you're voiding the warranty with replacing the cooler in the first place.
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Old 10-07-16, 10:36 PM
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I don't see any reason not to use an aftermarket option its neither hard nor rocket science to figure out a solution for it. It is only a different plug required for the power, hardley a technical obstacle lol
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I dont know what nvidia has been smoking this year, but i want some!!!
Pricing through the roof, founders edition bullsh*t, sli support nonsense, and now this...

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Old 10-07-16, 11:06 PM
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IMO I see a LOT of modding potential with this if you're putting on an aftermarket cooler or even a Universal GPU waterblock (first that popped in my mind)
You could just make a modular cable that goes directly to the PSU and make cabling virtually invisible. You just need some soldering skills.
And don't give me warranty jibber jabber cuz you're voiding the warranty with replacing the cooler in the first place.
i have managed to wing a warranty before after doing something silly, would have a harder job with solder on the pcb lol
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Old 10-07-16, 11:29 PM
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Trmps should be decent anyways. Would say why bother eatercooling but everyones different.
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Loads of people water cool cheap parts. In fact, a lot of the water builds I've seen recently had stuff like 950s or 960s in because of the price of the cooling.

Near on all water cooled rigs I've ever seen have been weak on specs because of the price of the cooling.

I'm sure the WC companies will come up with a solution but it's still epic fail.
Why would you get a cheap GPU and expensive watercooling. What's the point of spending money on a watercooled 1060 if it costs you the same as an aircooled 1070, the aircooled 1070 is going to beat it by a mile. You either watercool because you've reached the limit of what aircooled GPUs can do or you do it just for the sake of having a waterloop, the latter type of person will be rare enough to justify the PCIe extension cord which actually is useful to far more people.
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