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    Well I guess at that power draw it's still more powerful and cost-efficient than a Titan Z, so there's that...

    the design's bizarrely gaudy, like LaCie and Apple had a baby with a PC game case manufacturer.
     
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    lol! ;-)

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    **** happens? But once installed you will never see it again!
     
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    Can somebody explain this memory defroster stuff? I have no idea what's going on here.

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    Sub Zero cooling causes frost over (or frosting). Read about it here.

    I guess this board incorporates a heating element to combat the effect it has on specific chips.

    Here is a more detailed breakdown of what goes into SubZero overclocking/cooling.

    Have a look at this video. It's not something a pro would ever do to an expensive workstation. It's crazy as far as I'm concerned, and certainly not a highly valued feature.
     
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    Wow. Thanks.

    Clearly this card is not targeted at me.
     
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    Come on, everyone of us has a little can of liquid nitrogen somewhere under the desk :p :D
     
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    Where the **** did you get those pictures from? This seems BBS and a hoax to me! What if the frosted air melts? Does it come with a maid to your mopping every morning? ;-)
     
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    It's really practiced, look at the links I provided above. Also click on the link for the advertisement posted in the 1st post.
     
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    ASUS GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition: The Fastest GTX 980 Infused with ...


    Earlier I saw some video about liguid nitrogen in a PC for overclocking purposes, but I never thought (knew) this GTX 980 feature would look like the pictures shown in this thread! Amazing...

    Cheers
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty radical, not something one normally does to their Mac.
     
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    But how does the frosen liquid air particals vaporise after shutting down the card? It's magic to me ;-)
     
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    My GTX 680 doesn't have a memory defroster. I guess I am supposed to defrost it myself, like some kind of barbarian.
     
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    Yup, it's magic . :)
     
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    I can not for a moment believe that is a good long term situation. The water in the air around you freezes at a much lower temp than the Nitrogen or Oxygen so I can only imagine that is actually water that has frozen. In which case, how does that not short out when it melts?
     
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    Often times it does short something out. SubZero overclockers coat their boards with moisture barriers to prevent this from happening and it works if you are lucky. I had a brainiac engineer friend (dead from cancer now) who used to do this years ago to amuse himself. It just all seemed pointless to me, but there are people who do this. People who use peltier coolers often have a similar problem but to a lesser degree.

    No one I've ever heard of uses these systems for actual useful purposes. They are just toys like model steam engines are these days.
     
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    Melted ice particals (water) will follow the downwards fall due to gravety, so you need inslolated mobo's with a good water drainage also! Perhaps they hook-up it to their drain-pipe? This is like a story from Anderson!
     
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    No doubt the reason there is a high failure rate. Some guys pack absorbent materials like paper towels around the iced components to suck up the winter runoff.
     
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    That's nuts.

    I do remember years ago at a trade show some company had an entire computer submersed in liquid nitrogen in their booth in a clear case. It had little to do with what they were selling but it sure as hell drew people into their booth.
     

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