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Bitspower reveals full-cover waterblocks for Asus ROG boards

Bitspower reveals full-cover waterblocks for Asus ROG boards

The waterblocks cater for the MAximus VII Gene (pictured) Formula, Hero and Ranger

Bitspower has revealed images of a new range of full-cover waterblocks for Asus' current range of Z97 ROG motherboards.

The waterblocks cater for the Maximus VII Gene, Hero, Ranger and Formula.

They're available in three colours - black, clear and red and feature a four part system that uses standard-looking CPU and VRM waterblocks.

A large connecting section sits on top, connecting the two, allowing for a single inlet and outlet to be used to cater for both waterblocks.

Finally, an armour section fits to the motherboard, surrounding the PCI-E expansion slots. The separate block design may well help with the average CPU cooling performance seen with some of Bitspower's mini-ITX full-cover waterblocks (see out review of the Bitspower AIZ77ITXD Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Waterblock here), which featured a single milled contact plate for the entire waterblock.

Here, the separate blocks are simply connected together, but with the advantage of an attractive-looking top cover and just two ports to contend with compared to four with separate VRM and CPU waterblocks. The method has been used is a few PC mods too such as p0Pe's N.V.

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Bitspower reveals full-cover waterblocks for Asus ROG boards Bitspower shows off full-cover waterblock for Asus ROG boards Bitspower reveals full-cover waterblocks for Asus ROG boards Bitspower shows off full-cover waterblock for Asus ROG boards
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Each kit includes the top cover, armour and two waterblock pieces along with o-rings, thermal pads and mounting accessories. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.

What do you think of the new waterblocks? Let us know in the forum.

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Impatience 8th August 2014, 14:16 Quote
Ugly as hell. I'm sorry but if i'd spent that much on the mobo, the last thing i'd want to do is take off the armour.. Let alone cover it in a giant square! Watercooling looks better IMO when it's got lots going on.
Fracture 8th August 2014, 14:52 Quote
Looks pretty strange... Could have some modding potential though and I do appreciate waterblock manufacturers putting out more motherboard waterblocks...
Bungletron 8th August 2014, 15:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Impatience
Ugly as hell. I'm sorry but if i'd spent that much on the mobo, the last thing i'd want to do is take off the armour..

Always amuses me the now fairly ubiquitous bs premium feature of plating mobos in 'armour' as a way to justify huge mark ups.

I might be reluctant to remove the armour too, particularly if the board was then less likely to turn a crossbow bolt, withstand Valarian steel or lessen its chances of winning the Hand's Tourney.... :D
Spreadie 8th August 2014, 15:57 Quote
Knowing Bitspower, it'll cost almost as much as the board.

...and it looks nasty.

Pass
Teelzebub 8th August 2014, 16:02 Quote
Pretty ........Bl**dy awful scrap it while you can
Nexxo 8th August 2014, 20:14 Quote
EKWB does it better:

http://www.ekwb.com/uploads/images/EK-FB-ASUS-R4BE-Monoblock_NP_full2_1200.jpg

Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how you do a full-cover waterblock.
Fracture 9th August 2014, 11:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo
EKWB does it better:

http://www.ekwb.com/uploads/images/EK-FB-ASUS-R4BE-Monoblock_NP_full2_1200.jpg

Now THAT, gentlemen, is how you do a full-cover waterblock.

Agreed. That looks phenomenal...
Guinevere 11th August 2014, 01:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo
Now THAT, gentlemen, is how you do a full-cover waterblock.

So glad I didn't follow that link before reading on. I almost visited it without knowing you were directing it at an entirely differing gender !

Saved in the nick of time ;)
Nexxo 11th August 2014, 07:48 Quote
I was addressing those partaking in the discussion at the time. Regrettably you had not joined in yet (which no doubt accounts for the lacklustre discourse hitherto). But now you have, good manners behove it to acknowledge the fact with a belated edit of my post. :)
fluxtatic 15th August 2014, 07:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere

So glad I didn't follow that link before reading on. I almost visited it without knowing you were directing it at an entirely differing gender !

Anyone mention lately, we get it; you're female?
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