Date: July 18th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: GIGABYTE
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
UV sensitive flow indicator insert come with blue LED which monitor the water flow right away directly
Supports nVidia SLi solution & ATi CrossFire solution
Large, pure copper base with unique water path design
High-level aluminum panel with blue ground housing
Skidproof & Easy to install - tube clips
Universial design to connect most liquid cooling systems
Additional heat sink for memory
The Blue Eye has a copper base with 60 pins and a diverter to enhance thermal transfer. As you might expect from the name, there is a blue LED to illuminate the flow indicator and Gigabyte states that it's also UV reactive. Sixteen memory heatsinks are also included.
A couple of different mounting plates support the above listed VGA cards. Some of the very latest cards don't seem to be supported.
The kit comes complete with everything you'll need to mount the Blue Eye on a supported graphics card and the tube splitters and clamps allow it to interface with an existing liquid cooling system. The black plastic tube splitters allow the Blue Eye's 1/4-inch tubing to tee into 1/2-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/4-inch tubing. For this review we'll be adding the Blue Eye to our existing 3D Galaxy II liquid cooling system, making the splitters unnecessary. The multi-language manual is fairly complete, if somewhat small.