View Full Version : New watercooled MSI x38 board.

10-09-07, 04:49 AM
Pretty nice looking board.

Asus will be getting some competition soon as its water-cool-lovin' Republic of Gamers motherboard will have to soon face MSI's HydroGenX38. The upcoming motherboard features Intel's hot and heavy X38 chipset and it comes with a cooling system made by Watercool.de that will cool more than just the northbridge. The HydroGenX38 will actually come in two versions, a DDR3-only one that will be released first, followed by a 'Combo' version that will come with support for both DDR3 and DDR2 memory.

The rest of the specs look the same for both boards, two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, 7 SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, two Ethernet ports, two eSATA ports, one IDE connector and 8 USB 2.0 ports. The DDR3-only HydroGenX38 is expected to cost around 379 euros.


10-09-07, 05:25 AM
Holy crap!

1 PCI SLOT! :eek:

10-09-07, 06:19 PM
The water cooling part of that board is really cool.

I hope we see other boards with this option so that one doesn't have to mess around with finding water blocks for all the mb parts if one decides they want to cool everything with water.

10-10-07, 08:05 AM
Nice board, especially the combo version. But you really have to use watercooling for this one... unlike some RoG ASUS boards with the H2O-heatsink-combo.Wait...are you saying that with the new RoG MAximus X38 board from Asus, you do not have to use water cooling? Looked like it was a requirement.

10-10-07, 12:40 PM
OMG Yes! This is what I have been waiting for :D

10-10-07, 01:06 PM
MSI is no go, its always been ****e on BIOS and overclocking side, why would someone buy MSI if they are better mobos.

10-10-07, 01:45 PM
that all looks like nice copper blocks, the Asus uses anodized alu ftl.

10-10-07, 01:55 PM
Holy crap!

1 PCI SLOT! :eek:
I know. Onboard sound ftw!!!!!

Anyway MSi boards of late have been terrible overclockers.