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Gigabyte Reveals WaterForce GPU Cooling

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Gigabyte has built a very odd form of water cooling.

At a tech conference, Gigabyte revealed a new product: the WaterForce water cooling system. This water cooling system is a little different from what we've seen before, as it features an external radiator/reservoir/control mechanism that is permanently hooked up to three graphics cards.

In this case, the loop is hooked up to three GTX 780 Ti cards, and the tubing appears to enter the chassis through an enlarged 5.25"… thing. The control unit also has a display on which the temperatures of each card can be seen as well as fan and pump speed. It also has a handful of controls.

We're not exactly sure what to think of this product. It seems like an unnecessarily complex form of an all-in-one water cooler, though for those who would prefer not to mess with DIY water cooling but want a little more control, it might just work. Let us know in the comments what you think.

Pricing and availability information remains unknown, though it wouldn't surprise us if this is nothing more than a prototype that will never go into full-scale production.

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    Mac266 , May 1, 2014 4:39 PM
    Ok, thats just strange. Loving the cable management LOL.
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    dstarr3 , May 1, 2014 4:49 PM
    Talk about niche. Holy hell.
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    XxXGunXxXGraveXxX , May 1, 2014 4:53 PM
    I like the idea, although if i went to water cooling i think i would just make my own loop. With that said i know a lot of people might not have the time for making a loop and this seems like it would be quicker and would cool just as well.
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    Achaios , May 1, 2014 5:30 PM
    Too big, too bulky, too power hungry, too noisy. It feels passé. It gives me this awkward feeling that I am seeing an "ancient computer". It kinda feels like a step backwards.
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    thundervore , May 1, 2014 5:36 PM
    What is this 2007? I thought external watercooling ended with Zalman Resorators. I do not even want to touch on the topic that they didn't even try to make it look decent. An old case with unpainted interior, top mounted power supply, and zero cable management. Someone should be fired for just having this on the show floor.
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    f-14 , May 1, 2014 6:53 PM
    good idea i am surprised coolermaster didn't think to jump on this with the HAF Stacker series with some kind of drop in and plug in multilooperduper water cooling system.
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    f-14 , May 1, 2014 6:55 PM
    oh and if they did they should wide and flatten the cooling cables to ride down behind the motherboard tray and the sidewall.
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    BluffableYew , May 1, 2014 7:54 PM
    "In this case, the loop is hooked up to three GTX 780 Ti cards, and the tubing appears to enter the chassis through an enlarged 5.25"… thing...lmao!
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    PossumJones , May 1, 2014 11:00 PM
    Water Force? They should've saved this for next April fools, cause its ridiculous.
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    de5_Roy , May 2, 2014 12:42 AM
    can someone point out to me where the tubings are connected to the gfx cards? i only see the pcie power connectors.
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    Alex1357 , May 2, 2014 2:33 AM
    waterforce whaddya talkin bout
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    dwatterworth , May 2, 2014 8:23 AM
    It looks like a normal ATX case that was assimilated by the borg AIO liquid cooler profit machine.
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    cst1992 , May 2, 2014 8:54 AM
    It looks very ordinary, to be frank, and looks bulky.
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    kungpaoshizi , May 2, 2014 9:17 AM
    Want!!
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    Bondfc11 , May 2, 2014 10:36 AM
    If you are pushing a new product that is meant to appeal to a very niche group of users - wouldn't you want to use the coolest supporting parts/bits to do so? That is the fugliest setup I have seen since the time I spray painted my 486 DX2/66 case from soothing taupe to bad ass flat black.
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    Xenturion , May 2, 2014 2:57 PM
    Unless the tubing from the video cards disconnects from the top in some way, I'm not sure how you'd install it without feeding it through the 5.25" bays.
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    Mac266 , May 2, 2014 3:02 PM
    Quote:
    It looks like a normal ATX case that was assimilated by the borg AIO liquid cooler profit machine.


    Right on! Itll turn your PC into a cube before you know it!
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    ekagori , May 2, 2014 4:56 PM
    Instead of this thing, why not work on a case that can properly handle a 360mm rad on a push/pull configuration so we can have a full loop without modding the case?
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    cst1992 , May 2, 2014 10:48 PM
    Quote:
    Unless the tubing from the video cards disconnects from the top in some way, I'm not sure how you'd install it without feeding it through the 5.25" bays.


    It's meant to be fed through the 5.25" bays.
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    smokinjoe-7769 , May 2, 2014 11:24 PM
    I feel truly sorry for the poor saps who had to work that booth those days. I'd sure as hell like to know what sort of positive spin they put on that beast as far as questions were concerned. Custom Loops>AIO
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