BFG GeForce GTX 295 H20 review (water cooling) -
|Product:||GeForce GTX 295 H20 1792MB liquid cooled|
|Product code (SKU):||BFGEGTX2951792H2OWE|
|Street price:||729 USD|
Every now and then we go a little crazy here in the Guru3D trenches. Sometimes a product arrives that shines and makes your face smile. Even before you try the product, the unboxing itself is an experience of it's own. See, we here at Guru3D serve a rather unique crowd, the men and women that crave the need for the best hardware. We love to play games, we love to pimp our PCs, and we adore high-end hardware. If you recognize some of that, you are a guru ...
So every now and then, within that baseline of enthusiast hardware and gaming, we see a product that is just cool. And often, such products make no sense when we talk about the matter of money... no Sir. It's the dark side of the hardware industry, the extravagant... the excessive gear.
And as such we today land at the offices of BFG, Built For Gamers... a year or two maybe three ago they signed an exclusive deal with Danger Den, the guys who make some awesome water-cooling blocks for CPUs and GPUs.
Combine a GPU liquid water-cooling block... and two GPUs. What do you have? Exactly... a water-cooled GeForce GTX 295. Slap some tubing on the product, connect it to a liquid cooling setup (reservoir, radiator and pump) and observe the coolness, literally and figuratively speaking, inside you PC.
And yes, we know... it's very expensive. But why settle for the Alfa Romeo: a brand at the cutting edge of design and technology, when you can have a Maserati: luxury, sports and style? That's what this is all about. Taking the fastest of the fast graphics card, pimp her up and drive her, and be cool about it.
As extravagant as liquid cooling a GeForce GTX 295 really is, the end results in cooling performance, gaming performance and the incredible aesthetics a product like this offers is extraordinary. Allow me to just show you a photo and see for yourself.
So on the next pages we'll chat a little about the GTX 295 technology, then have a look at BFG's bundle, a really extensive photo-shoot, look at performance with the hottest games available, overclock it until it nearly dies... and then sum it all up in our verdict.
Gents, let me introduce you to... the BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2O, the stuff that stars are made of, glowing and shiny stuff.
Next page please.
BFG have worked their magic again and teamed up with the guys and gals from CoolLIT systems, a company designing sometimes awkward yet always interesting cooling products. As such BFG released two products based on CoolIT's cooling; here at Guru3D we will test and review the BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC (limited edition), that's a self-contained easy to install liquid cooling solution preinstalled onto the GeForce GTX 295 filled with coolant and everything; this kit has a 120mm fan, radiator, pump, graphics card cooling block, tubing and reservoir all ready to be inserted into the PC for some tender love and care in your gaming experience.
BFG GeForce GTX 295 H20 review (water cooling)
BFG is the first to bring a liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 295 to the market. As extravagant liquid cooling a GeForce GTX 295 really is, the end results in cooling performance, gaming performance and the incredible aesthetics a product like this offers is extraordinary. So in this article we'll chat a little about the GTX 295 technology, then have a look at BFG's bundle, a really extensive photo-shoot, look at performance with the hottest games available, overclock it until it nearly dies... and then sum it all up in our verdict.
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