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FXFlow: GeForceFX Watercooling Revisited

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MaverickWill 4th April 2010, 12:33 Quote
You guys are doing a GTX480 version, right? :-P
Fordy 4th April 2010, 12:43 Quote
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You guys are doing a GTX480 version, right? :-P

That'd be awesome.

I'm tempted to buy an FX card just to use this ;) - but seriously, it still looks haps better than most water blocks for GPU's even today.
MorpheusUK 4th April 2010, 13:34 Quote
I do like the design of that. However correct me if I'm wrong but FX? is that not old now or am I missing something?
Evildead666 4th April 2010, 13:35 Quote
Great bit of Nostalgia.

If you keep going back, you'll find people watercooling their Voodoo5's with direct die cooling on the web somewhere ;)
Cool_CR 4th April 2010, 13:39 Quote
MorpheusUK could you perhaps be missing this:- Originally Published: 23rd March 2003 (7years and change).
Autti 4th April 2010, 14:08 Quote
Good times, i remember the old FX series.
That really is the best looking water block i have ever seen.

You have a big challenge in beating the EVGA GTX480 water block though :P
Elledan 4th April 2010, 14:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Evildead666
Great bit of Nostalgia.

If you keep going back, you'll find people watercooling their Voodoo5's with direct die cooling on the web somewhere ;)

Heh, IIRC the Voodoo 5 had a TDP of 15-30 Watt. You'd probably be able to OC the heck out of it that way, though :D
julianmartin 4th April 2010, 14:21 Quote
Awesome read. I think bit-tech should return to this style of writing, so much more personal.
modfx 4th April 2010, 14:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by MorpheusUK
I do like the design of that. However correct me if I'm wrong but FX? is that not old now or am I missing something?

Just a wee bit lol
Mankz 4th April 2010, 14:50 Quote
God this is long ago.. I remember first getting interested in PC's when the 6800 GT was just surfacing...
Sheiken 4th April 2010, 14:59 Quote
Oh man that is some nice craftmanship! I remember having one of these cards back in the day...boy did my ears bleed...
Evildead666 4th April 2010, 15:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Evildead666
Great bit of Nostalgia.

If you keep going back, you'll find people watercooling their Voodoo5's with direct die cooling on the web somewhere ;)

Heh, IIRC the Voodoo 5 had a TDP of 15-30 Watt. You'd probably be able to OC the heck out of it that way, though :D

It was needed to get from 166 to 200MHz lol ;) (and even then it wasn't sure how long they would last..I think some hit 250.)
Fab Tech and processes have come a long way since those good old days....

I do believe the GeForce FX5800 brought more people into the idea of watercooling/Alternate Aircooling their GPU's.....

My first aftermarket GPU cooler was for the 9500Pro iirc. Up until then, adding fans just seemed to be the solution.
knuck 4th April 2010, 20:28 Quote
I still have these pictures in MyPictures folder. Bladerunner was something else. The guy was just years and years ahead of his time. I remember him coming on nokytech.net's forum (the biggest watercooling site back then) to answer questions about his projects. It was funny as hell trying to understand the frenchies (real ones) try to type in english

He also did a similar project with an R300 (Radeon 9700Pro , 2002)


http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5312/r300wc026.jpg

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5222/r300wc024.jpg



His craziest project however was a year and a half later with a 9800Pro


http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/4606/r350wc500.jpg



http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9421/r300wc027.jpg
Darkened 4th April 2010, 23:31 Quote
Dayum, I do remember these waterblocks. Was there a whole thread where he explained how these were made?

Loving the plug-and-cool - fittings :)

Darkened
Evildead666 5th April 2010, 00:40 Quote
Holy crap thats a lot of pipes Batman !!!!!!
And the size of the tubing ? Huge ;)
RotoSequence 5th April 2010, 04:45 Quote
pbryanw 5th April 2010, 07:07 Quote
On the home-page where it says "And we're letting you guys get a piece of it once again." I thought it meant Bit-tech were selling them again, or had stored one away for a lucky competition winner. Yet, again, my hopes were dashed as I realised the reality of the situation.
Elton 5th April 2010, 07:40 Quote
BT selling an FX5800?

Jesus, that's a collector's item right there, especially with the watercooling.
Vinni3 5th April 2010, 16:59 Quote
Aaah, the days when cards were less than 1ft long. ;-)
HourBeforeDawn 5th April 2010, 22:00 Quote
so the 480 is a blast to the past of the FX huh? we should so start doing those parody pics of like a jet taking off with the 480 as its engines and a women drying her hair with a 480 just like in the days of the FX, ah those were the days. :)
xrain 6th April 2010, 06:15 Quote
I had a 5500FX! I got it to replace my Geforce 4, Was it really that long ago?
Digi 6th April 2010, 12:29 Quote
@ Ghys - Fantastic pics m8. I am loving the rounded IDE cables. Top of the style pops.. I even had neon green ones. :)

Gotta love seeing the old stuff. It doesn't look THAT different from what we are dealing with nowadays expect for size.
Tulatin 6th April 2010, 17:20 Quote
I like how back when, we worried about 60c GPU die temperatures.
Elledan 6th April 2010, 20:19 Quote
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I like how back when, we worried about 60c GPU die temperatures.

That's what my GTX275 idles at. On a cold day :p
steve30x 7th April 2010, 00:20 Quote
My GTX280 Idles at 48C on a warm day.
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