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J-Mag
04-02-07, 06:01 PM
http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/1677/hsnf680inr6.jpg (http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hsnf680inr6.jpg)

I wonder if they worked out a deal with thermalright or just went with similar ideas.

jAkUp
04-02-07, 06:16 PM
Looks pretty cool :)

J-Mag
04-02-07, 06:30 PM
Looks pretty cool :)

No pun intended, eh? ;)

Madpistol
04-02-07, 07:28 PM
Looks like overkill to me.:rolleyes:

Dazz
04-02-07, 07:34 PM
You have an 680i board you should know this is NOT overkill lol.

buffbiff21
04-02-07, 09:03 PM
You have an 680i board you should know this is NOT overkill lol.
QFT

J-Mag
04-03-07, 01:12 PM
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8870/680iltslit2r1ra2gj2.jpg (http://img108.imageshack.us/my.php?image=680iltslit2r1ra2gj2.jpg)

kevJ420
04-03-07, 01:27 PM
It's at the expense of a pci-e x1 slot or 2, at least that's what it looks like. Not b/c of the different hs, but b/c of the extra pci slots. That may encourage Aegeia to never go pci-e, possibly.

J-Mag
04-03-07, 01:47 PM
It's at the expense of a pci-e x1 slot or 2, at least that's what it looks like. Not b/c of the different hs, but b/c of the extra pci slots. That may encourage Aegeia to never go pci-e, possibly.

The 3rd PEG 16x slot could be used for "phsyics"...

DFI's designs will make absolutely no impact on what interface ageia decides to use for their PPU. It's not like it matters anyway because phsyics add in hardware is useless at the moment.

J-Mag
04-03-07, 02:04 PM
DFI had a 680i board? For the love of pete . . .link me

Had? There is no past tense here... The board hasn't even hit the shelves yet. Supposedly this month is when it is coming.

FastRedPonyCar
04-03-07, 02:43 PM
I've still got an unused swiftech NB cooler/fan I was going to use back when I was considering the ASUS P5N-E. I also have an unused coolermaster blue ice low profile cooler I was going to use on that naked P5N southbridge chip.

jAkUp
04-03-07, 03:07 PM
The 3rd PEG 16x slot could be used for "phsyics"...

DFI's designs will make absolutely no impact on what interface ageia decides to use for their PPU. It's not like it matters anyway because phsyics add in hardware is useless at the moment.

Only single slot cards will work in it though :) Look at the location, very bottom of board.

J-Mag
04-03-07, 03:30 PM
Only single slot cards will work in it though :) Look at the location, very bottom of board.

Yeah, I know but why would you need dual slot cooling? Obviously the Ageia card doesn't need it so when they create a PCI-E version I am assuming it will be the same.

Even when considering the possibility of quantum physics I doubt a dual slot cooler will be needed. More likely people will be running things like a dual 8800GTXs and a single 8600 for physics.

Anyway both concepts are vaporware, so who cares? By the time Quantum physics becomes standardized LGA775 will be history.

ephmrl
04-03-07, 07:51 PM
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8870/680iltslit2r1ra2gj2.jpg (http://img108.imageshack.us/my.php?image=680iltslit2r1ra2gj2.jpg)

Lame, DFI is going with U clips to hold down the northbridge cooler. Don't they know their own market? So much for chipset water blocks...

J-Mag
04-03-07, 10:49 PM
Lame, DFI is going with U clips to hold down the northbridge cooler. Don't they know their own market? So much for chipset water blocks...

I thought the same thing too, but as long as they got a cooler like that on board you probably can run passive and then whats the point of watercooling?

Anyway, last time I watercooled my chipset it just added extra hassle for no gain. Granted it was A64 and there was no mem controller on the NB, but still...

buffbiff21
04-03-07, 11:30 PM
Lame, DFI is going with U clips to hold down the northbridge cooler. Don't they know their own market? So much for chipset water blocks...
MCW30 comes with "u" clips.

ephmrl
04-04-07, 03:00 AM
MCW30 comes with "u" clips.

I've used the blocks that hook to the "u" clips, but even after "reducing" the force they apply, I've popped said clips from two different motherboards four times before giving up on NB water blocks (it's a common problem for others too).

The best fix I saw was to remove the clips when they pop (instead of resoldering like I did), and drill/push through a paperclip that you can solidly twist together on the otherside of the board, but I find that an undesirable fix for motherboards that cost a couple hundred bucks :(.

Mangler
04-04-07, 06:42 AM
I thought the same thing too, but as long as they got a cooler like that on board you probably can run passive and then whats the point of watercooling?

Anyway, last time I watercooled my chipset it just added extra hassle for no gain. Granted it was A64 and there was no mem controller on the NB, but still...

I not so sure that you can run that thing passive, it looks like it's a bit smaller than the other towerlike heatpipe nbcoolers from companys such as thermalright and tuniq, and those run pretty hot when you pump up the volts(that is without a fan)

With a fan @5v they dont have any problem keeping the nb cool

J-Mag
04-04-07, 02:57 PM
I not so sure that you can run that thing passive, it looks like it's a bit smaller than the other towerlike heatpipe nbcoolers from companys such as thermalright and tuniq,

I am not so sure, they look similarly sized, the DFI cooler may actually be wider, it is definitely wider than a PCI slot.

HR-05:

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1575/pic10jx4.jpg (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic10jx4.jpg)

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8870/680iltslit2r1ra2gj2.jpg (http://img108.imageshack.us/my.php?image=680iltslit2r1ra2gj2.jpg)

J-Mag
04-06-07, 06:48 PM
I didn't really think much of it when I saw the new NB cooler for the DFI board, but looks to be the first end user installed HSF for the chipset on any retail mobo I have ever seen:

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1882/85314811ha6.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=85314811ha6.jpg)

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=139778

Blacklash
04-07-07, 10:29 AM
If I was going 680i this would probably be the one. Looks very tempting.

Dazz
04-07-07, 03:37 PM
On the plus side it can cool the back of your 8800GTX :D