Thermaltake Launches Bigwater 760 Pro Liquid Cooling System

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Opm2

Now if we can just get a computer upgrade that gives blowjobs and makes breakfast.

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limitbreaker

That would be a computer downgrade as she will whine at you while you're playing your game and be off limit one week out of the month.

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Opm2

Lol, she can't whine if her mouth is "occupied".

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Chronologist

nice to see an open loop solution, versus all the closed-loop systems we've been seeing

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iplayoneasy

Considering my Fractal arc midi has fan vents right above the drive bays, this looks like it might be good.

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Jeffrey Deutsch

The units of comparison you gave (5.25-inch drive bays) say a lot about the readership here!

Jeff Deutsch

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pastorbob

I guess I don't see your point. Just how would YOU refer to the installation package since I've never heard those drive bays called anything else?

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Electrik

"Dual 5.25 Drive Bay Design" is the exact description from the website.

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Paul_Lilly

That's not a comparison, the Bigwater 760 Pro literally slides/installs into two 5.25-inch drive bays.

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Opm2

In other words, I think he is trying to say we are old :/

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Opm2

I think he is referring to the use of the term which hearkens back to floppy disks.

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wumpus

Guilty (if you recognize my handle, so are you).

Some of us have owned hard drives that size. I remember having a 5.25" floppy in a much bigger case (Atari 810). Can't claim ever using an 8" floppy (or hard drive, although what must have been on that Univac 1100 series machine must have been ancient (UMD2)).

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AFDozerman

These are the kind of articles I started reading max pc for. Seems water cooling and overclocking have fallen out of favor for the sake of phablet reviews and mobile software showdowns... Or maybe I'm getting old and angry at the world.

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Baer

I totally agree, I would like to hear about ocing the newer I-7s and some large case reviews, how about ripple measurements at different levels of load on the new PSU's and features of the newest motherboards. I am so sick of reading about iPad and cell phone toys. That is why I have been letting my subscriptions lapse.
This is supposed to be MAXIMUM P C not P C world. More articles like this please.

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wumpus

The other catch is that Intel is also more concerned with phablets and the lasted iToy, and the TWP tends to show it. Air-based heatsinks can't quite get the temperature down to water-based parts, but it I can't justify the difference.

I'm also waiting for one to include a connector to the GPU (or two) as well. As far as I'm concerned, these are half a product.

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cmasupra

I agree. My subscription ran out last month. I'm still deciding if I want to renew it or not.

I actually feel kind of lost in the PC world right now because of the lack of PC news. My motherboard might be dying on me, so I was thinking about my upgrade options. That's when I realized that I have no idea of what's good right now, what technologies are having problems, what technologies are around the corner, etc.

We have to remember, though, that Max PC is aimed at the semi-enthusiast market, not the enthusiast market. Maybe we have just learned so much about computers through the years that we are no longer in the target market.

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Paul_Lilly

The landscape is changing, and I don't mean at Maximum PC, but in the world of PCs in general. I was browsing Best Buy the other day and was disappointed to find just two small rows of desktop systems, off the side over by the restrooms, while the main PC floor was dominated by notebooks, all-in-ones, and tablets, tablets, tablets.

News inevitably follows the trends. There's always going to be some overlap -- tablets and smartphones are essentially handheld PCs -- but for the most part, I try to favor PC parts and peripherals, when possible.

That said, I hope you decide to renew. With Josh Norem back in the fold alongside Gordon Mah Ung and Katherine Steveson, it's a mostly old-school cast at MPC. And the new guy, online boss Jimmy Thang, fits right it (he used to work at Nvidia).

Feedback like this is duly noted, btw.

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Electrik

Think geek, Paul.

Boxes of dated PC parts piled up, a drawer crammed with outdated assorted cables and boards, that 386/486/P90 nostalgia machine gathering dust, your original 30 floppies of Win95 still in that plastic case.

A geek dusts off that 20 year-old machine, installs in a pile of 500MB/1.2G/3.6G HDDs to see if they still work, gulps his last can of Red Bull as he mashes the button. (been there, done that, fried 1 HDD)

Tablets are fine for casual surfing and all that, but they’ve become the center of the consumer universe…peck, peck, peck, Facebook. Peck, peck, peck, YouTube.

We consume components. There’s nothing more beautiful to a geek than a brand-new Zalman copper CPU cooler fresh out of the box. The big one, 120MM.

Your readership is a tiny, niche group of system builders. Keep the Maximum in MaxPc!

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PCWolf

What a Bad Design. Where does the hot air from the Radiator go? I don't see any Exhaust Vent Holes in the front panel Bay, all I see is a small LCD screen & a lot of wasted space. I think I'll stick to my old one that blows the hot air out the back. This thing looks like a PC Case Heater.

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DuoofDeath1

It blows it to the top of the case. If you have a case that is performance oriented enough to have the drive bays to give up to install this thing then you probably have an exhaust fan at the top of the case.

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m1k3_flrs

Did you click on the link?
It blows the air to the top of the case, a lot if not most of cases have fan holes at the top.

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DuoofDeath1

I love the ThermalTake BigWater series. I have the first 760 that they came out with. Yes you can get a closed loop for less but these are great for "plug & play" situations assuming you have the drive bays and also expandable. I had mine hooked up to another pump, a second radiator and a temp gauge. Granted it takes up quite a few bays but worth it if you ask me. Plus you don't have to change liquid as often since there is more in circulation. Great product

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Baer

I love the compact closed loop coolers but they are not able to cool more than the CPU, if you want to add your GPU's to the liquid loop this is the (or at least one) way to go.

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AETAaAS

I'm surprised that they are still going ahead with this design when there are more compact closed loop coolers like the Antec Khuler or Corsair H series.

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Peanut Fox

That's the big difference here. This isn't a closed loop solution. This is more akin to an all in one liquid cooling solution. And it comes with it's own pros and cons.

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