The popularity of "stock" water-cooled motherboards seems to be increasing. Interestingly, this particular stock water-cooled option is for Intel's upcoming P45 chipset.
|We don't know who suggested that Intel's upcoming P45 is worth being put into some of the most extreme boards around but who are we to judge? We're just here to drool over the latest extreme boards like MSI's P45 Diamond. Pictured just below, the motherboard uses the P45 and ICH10R chip combo and has a hybrid cooling system which includes a few copper heatpipes and fins and a waterblock for the northbridge.
The Diamond supports Intel's latest and greatest 45nm processors, has two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (one likely being x8 electrical) ready for CrossFire setups, eight SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and two eSATA connectors, two Gigabit Ethernet adapters and three increasingly-common buttons -Power, Reset and Clear CMOS. No word on pricing or availability.
How are these stock water cooled boards doing compared to the after market cooling soluations?