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    Default Um is that what I think it is?

    Um is that what I think it is?-1016133_10151689983784430_840241476_n.jpg

    Sapphire posted this on there Facebook page promoting their 7990 Atomic. Does anyone else see something strange here?

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    That motherboard looks kinda crazy!! looks like its completely watercooled.

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    that's big block.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    Talk about chipset cooling/armor

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    Well where's the CPU? Is the mobo block really cooling the CPU as well?

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    cpu tubing is clearly going out in 45 degree connectors, maybe black tubes in top of photo, gpu is clearly going out the right of the photo in green tubes
    as for the CPU and rest of mobo sharing the same block? i do not know, but that would have to be a custom block made for the board
    not a cheap scenario

    maybe just a shield on the bottom? im not seeing enough connector holes for a good matting surface
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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by calemus View Post
    cpu tubing is clearly going out in 45 degree connectors, maybe black tubes in top of photo, gpu is clearly going out the right of the photo in green tubes
    as for the CPU and rest of mobo sharing the same block? i do not know, but that would have to be a custom block made for the board
    not a cheap scenario

    maybe just a shield on the bottom? im not seeing enough connector holes for a good matting surface
    Expensive but pretty epic. I'm actually not sure if I love it or hate it. Since that block has the Atomic branding on it I would imagine its going to be an Atomic mobo but it seems strange that they would make you take off the entire chipset cooler to install your CPU, could the be the first of the BGA mobos?

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    is that Sapphire Motherboard with full Armor watercooler system? it looks like it.

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo
    Does anyone else see something strange here?
    1) Redundant ram cooler.
    2) Motherboard retains several ancient PCI slots, so it is not a performance board.
    3) Looks like Sapphire is using excellent waterblocks, but if the tubing leading away from those blocks is an indicator, the rest of the setup could be utter garbage.
    4) The PSU is a relic.

    Dunno where they dug up this photo, but it can't be for promotional purposes. The system was built by someone who just.doesn't.care. Good-looking block though.

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    Default Re: Um is that what I think it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    ....Dunno where they dug up this photo, but it can't be for promotional purposes. The system was built by someone who just.doesn't.care. Good-looking block though.
    from COMPUTEX 2013 event, that is where the image from, i think

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    Yeah, I just did a search for it. Oh lord, can't believe they dragged that to Computex. Who built that machine? So embarrassing.

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