Thursday, April 8th 2010

Koolance Intros Water Blocks for GeForce GTX 400 Series

Koolance is ready with water blocks designed for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 graphics cards. The Koolance VID-NX480 and VID-NX470 are full-coverage water blocks that cool all vital heat-producing components on the obverse side of the PCB, including the GPU, memory and VRM areas. Both measure 6.25" x 5.75" x 0.62" (15.9cm x 14.6cm x 1.6cm), weighing 1.5 lbs (680 g), slim and light enough to make the card occupy a single expansion slot. The block makes use of nickel-plated copper, with an acrylic top. The area over the GPU has an array of 0.5 mm micro-fins that increases surface area for heat dissipation. While the VID-NX480 is priced at US $119, the VID-NX470 goes for $109, as listed on the company store.
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11 Comments on Koolance Intros Water Blocks for GeForce GTX 400 Series

#1
fluxc0d3r
GTX 470/480 should come standard with these...
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#2
Yellow&Nerdy?
Probably still going to have temps over 60 :laugh: A Vapor-X Radeon card can achieve the same temps.
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#3
HalfAHertz
Wouldn't the GTX480 one fit the 470 as well?
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Yellow&Nerdy?
by: HalfAHertz
Wouldn't the GTX480 one fit the 470 as well?
GTX480:


GTX470:


It looks like the PCBs are different to me. I'm not sure though.
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#5
kenkickr
That 480 block looks badass with the blue acrylic.
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#6
HillBeast
Personally I think their Radeon 5870 blocks look nicer, but that's just me. Most likely these will need a pretty beefy radiator to keep them cool, especially if you SLI them (or go with EVGAs new 4 way SLI :p). I think you will be steam cooled rather than water cooled. :laugh:
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#7
HillBeast
by: HalfAHertz
Wouldn't the GTX480 one fit the 470 as well?
Depending on how the mounting works it might work. I know they made the 5870 block work on the 5850, but that's mainly because ATI did the PCBs really similar.
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#8
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
great job on the pricing, I am not a fan of acrylic, I would like to see how the top is made..

Those definitely should to go into a BTX style case

EDIT:"The top stainless steel cover plate protects an LED illuminated acrylic lid."
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#10
Wile E
Power User
Meh, take out the cheesy LED crap and give us a delrin version please.
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