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Gigabyte Reveals WaterForce GPU 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
    Ok, thats just strange. Loving the cable management LOL.
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  • dstarr3
    Talk about niche. Holy hell.
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  • XxXGunXxXGraveXxX
    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-1328513
    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
    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
    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
    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
    "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
    Water Force? They should've saved this for next April fools, cause its ridiculous.
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  • de5_Roy
    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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