The MAZE4 GPU water block improved cooling performance dramatically and kept the X800 running quite cool. Danger Den
continues to provide high quality water blocks and continues to improve and expand their product line. Their most recent graphic card block, the 6800 looks to be one of their most promising.
Some time ago I read an article which claimed a 10°C overall drop in processor temperature would effectively double the life of that chip (Link1
). With water cooling one can elevate the quality and performance of their 3D experience, exploiting every bit of the graphic card's potential. A cooler running card will be less likely to artifact, will run faster.
It took me only 45 minutes to install the MAZE4 (DD Install video
) in my high quality water cooling system which can be assembled for under $200.
The MAZE4 has been part of the Danger Den line for some time now, yet it easily adapted to ATI's newest X800 video card, a further testament to the forward thinking of this manufacturer.
I'd like to thank Dave at EasyPCKits
and Dano at Danger Den
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