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Japanese system builder Sycom announced systems with modded watercooling reference GTX 980

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VR-Zone Chinese reported, Japanese system builder サイコム(Sycom)announced yesterday that they will be selling systems built with reference design GTX 980.  But these are not normal reference GTX 980, these GTX 980s were modded, so that these cards were water-cooled with a AIO liquid cooler.

 

It seems they have kept the chassis and the blow fan of the reference cooler, but removed the heatsink, and cut a hole on the side of the cooler chassis , so that pipes and waterblock/pump can connect with the radiator. The AIO water cooler they used is Asetek's 550LC, a AIO liquild cooling system with a 120mm radiator, and you can choose ENERMAX UCTB12 or Noctua NF-F12 PWM as fans on the radiator.

 

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To be noted that this modded GTX 980 will only come with Sycom's custom built systems, and this mod is available to GTX 770, 780, 780TI, and Titan Black as well. The cheapest system with this modded gpu is the G-Master Hydro-GK3, priced at 163,680 yen, or  around $1 502. Of course you could upgraded the system with other pc components, or modded GPUs.

 

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G-Master Hydro-Mini2  with modded GTX 770, one of the pre-built systems from Sycom available with modded GPU

 

http://chinese.vr-zone.com/128991/custom-build-water-cooled-geforce-gtx-980-in-japan-09262014/ (in Chinese)

 

http://www.gdm.or.jp/pressrelease/2014/0925/86652 (in Japanese)

 

*update:

list of system from Sycom bundle with the modded GPU (all in Japanese)

 

 

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I feel thats the most awkward place to put the tubing... but it was the only place too :/


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I feel thats the most awkward place to put the tubing... but it was the only place too :/

It works ok for placing the rad on the rear fan mount near the motherboard io, but if that's already taken by an H80i etc you'd be in trouble

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It works ok for placing the rad on the rear fan mount near the motherboard io, but if that's already taken by an H80i etc you'd be in trouble

Thats what I'm worried about... it might looke a little wonkey and will take some time to get it nicely in place even there.


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It would have been better if they routed the tubing differently, but this is still pretty cool. It would be nice if they sold a kit that allowed you to do this to your own GPU instead of just buying a Kraken g10 and an AIO.

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why not make it a non-aio thing? Seriously. 


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But... why... it already runs SUPER quiet and cool.

 

It now has TUBES COMING OUT OF IT! and it looks fancy! :P


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But... why... it already runs SUPER quiet and cool.

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Isn't this like placing some exotic cooling on a commuter car? What's the point, these things are efficient as it is.


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But... why... it already runs SUPER quiet and cool.

Cause they had to put noctua's on it somehow. Come on why did you think it was there?

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I won if this is what corsair' s bracket will end up doing.

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According to WCCFTECH

 

A Reference GTX 980 with a mod on the GPU heatsink to fit an ASETEK AIO Liquid Cooled solution was spotted. It still keeps the blower type fan for the VRMs.
Also it seems that the radiator has Noctua fans(?)
 

Source: http://wccftech.com/gtx-980-water-cooled-aio-bundle-spotted/

 

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"I received a pretty interesting email from ASETEK today"

 

ok looks legit

 

 

pretty interesting  design

i like it


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They are extremely cool to begin with, kinda overkill tbh.


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Thanks for mentioning deleting now

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"I received a pretty interesting email from ASETEK today"

 

ok looks legit

 

 

pretty interesting  design

i like it

Check that link I posted, it is legit.

If only they would swap out that brown Noctua for one of the Industrial Design ones, it would look a lot better....


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Check that link I posted, it is legit.

If only they would swap out that brown Noctua for one of the Industrial Design ones, it would look a lot better....

yeah thats what i said

"its legit"


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It looks like a bad edit with an H80 turned down transparency inside the card. It could be real, but I can't see them doing something like this. It looks sloppy. Like when AMD did the 285x2 they didnt just take a reference R series card, and throw what looked to be a CPU cooler in it. Still dont know what to think of this


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Am I the only one who thinks this is a shit design? How is the blower supposed to get any airflow if theres a giant block in the way with hardly any room around it? Looks like either shit design, or photoshop. Also, the tubing doesnt cast any shadows on the noctua fans.

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If it is legit, it's still pretty ugly. It really needs a custom bracket rather than just a modded reference cooler. Plus some of those sexy new industrial Noctua fans.


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