Water Cooled 6800 Ultra!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BrianKonarsMac, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    hey so we all know the new 2.5 G5 has liquid cooling. I was browsing Nvidia's site, and noticed one of the cards offered by BFG connects to your systems internal or external water cooling device. Could this be done using Apple's liquid cooling system? It would be nice to run the 6800 without yet another fan, and it would also possibly free up the block PCI-X slot.

    of similar interest, Nvidia announced a new multiple GPU connection technology called SLi which can use multiple GPU's to drive an individual monitor.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Houston, TX
    no there's an idea!! however It would just make it more expensive :(
  3. macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003

    the G5's liquid cooling is the next closest thing to passive liquid cooling...the BFG card would need the kind of enthusiast PC liquid cooling kit that actually sends processor speeds into sub-zero range...i don't think the 2.5's liquid cooling setup has any unused capacity as it is currently (next month, that is) implimented...
  4. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Sadly, it requires 2 PCI-E slots. 2 more than the G5's have.
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    obviously, since it has no pci express slots. however, it's pretty sweet, and definitely something to look forward too in the future. do any PC manufacturers have PCI Express in a shipping product? sorry i don't pay much attention to PC hardware anymore.
    DUDE YOU'RE GETTING A DELL! :D pass the reefer.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2004
    Dell recently released their Dimension 8400 and XPS Gen 3 systems, both of which use the Intel 925x chipset, and PCI-Express video cards.

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