Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Aqua Computer Announces AquaGraFX GTX 680 Water Block

German PC liquid-cooling experts Aqua Computer launched the AquaGraFX GTX 680, the industry's first full-coverage water block for NVIDIA's newly-launched high-end graphics card. Its primary material is exposed-copper. The coolant channel not only passes through the central portion covering the GPU and memory, but also the tail portion, where heat is drawn from the VRM area of the graphics card.

At the portion that's right about the GPU, the coolant channel is densely ridged, to increase surface area of dissipation to the coolant. To top if off, Aqua Computer used a brushed metal cover. It has a modular inlet/outlet design that suits both standalone and SLI systems, including 3-way and 4-way ones. The side making contact with the card's sensitive components are polished to a mirror-finish. Aqua Computer did not give out pricing/availability information, it shouldn't be far away.
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8 Comments on Aqua Computer Announces AquaGraFX GTX 680 Water Block

#1
MeanBruce
I love it, does any manufacturer make a water pump with a variable speed adjustment? If it was possible to control the pump noise I would get into a XSPC kit and water-cool the gpu and cpu, and the Asus Maximus Formula and Extreme boards now come with a waterblock for the VRM. But loving a silent pc, I'm just too afraid to jump into hydro.:ohwell:
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#2
Bornprouduk
liquid cooled

Hi I did it 2 years ago take your time think it out dont rush its quiet its efficient its great i am pondering ordering 2 of the gtx680 with waterblocks just cant find anyone supplying the blocks in the uk
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#4
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I can see their signature restrictive pin design is still at it :)

Anyways, I knew that power connector would make things look ugly :D

by: MeanBruce
I love it, does any manufacturer make a water pump with a variable speed adjustment? If it was possible to control the pump noise I would get into a XSPC kit and water-cool the gpu and cpu, and the Asus Maximus Formula and Extreme boards now come with a waterblock for the VRM. But loving a silent pc, I'm just too afraid to jump into hydro.:ohwell:
Laing D5 Vario (aka MCP655, Koolance PMP450)?
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#5
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: btarunr
German PC liquid-cooling experts Aqua Computer launched the AquaGraFX GTX 680, the industry's first full-coverage water block for NVIDIA's newly-launched high-end graphics card. Its primary material is exposed-copper. The coolant channel not only passes through the central portion covering the GPU and memory, but also the tail portion, where heat is drawn from the VRM area of the graphics card.

At the portion that's right about the GPU, the coolant channel is densely ridged, to increase surface area of dissipation to the coolant. To top if off, Aqua Computer used a brushed metal cover. It has a modular inlet/outlet design that suits both standalone and SLI systems, including 3-way and 4-way ones. The side making contact with the card's sensitive components are polished to a mirror-finish. Aqua Computer did not give out pricing/availability information, it shouldn't be far away.

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-22/233a_thm.jpg http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-22/233b_thm.jpg http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-22/233c_thm.jpg http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-22/233d_thm.jpg http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-22/233e_thm.jpg
Nice. What sucks is they failed to make a WB for the cards I have!
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m1dg3t
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I can see their signature restrictive pin design is still at it :)

Anyways, I knew that power connector would make things look ugly :D



Laing D5 Vario (aka MCP655, Koolance PMP450)?
Pin design's are very effective at transfering heat, restrictive yes but that's what make's them work so well ;)

Man oh man that dbl stack is FUGLY! :shadedshu

Any variation of the d5 is an excellent choice of pump! I can honestly say that i don't think there is another pump as reliable. If you need adjustability in a smaller footprint IIRC the newer 355's and the even newer 35x are PWM capable, maybe just the 35x :confused:
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radrok
by: m1dg3t
Pin design's are very effective at transfering heat, restrictive yes but that's what make's them work so well ;)

Man oh man that dbl stack is FUGLY! :shadedshu

Any variation of the d5 is an excellent choice of pump! I can honestly say that i don't think there is another pump as reliable. If you need adjustability in a smaller footprint IIRC the newer 355's and the even newer 35x are PWM capable, maybe just the 35x :confused:
Laing DDC500/Koolance PMP400 are better, smaller, easily adjustable inside cases and respond better to restrictive flows with more than 2 WBs and radiators.
I have a dual aquacomputer top with dual DDC500 and it is dead silent while performing very good.
The d5 vario are good but they are too big, they tend to get hot and they are only a better choice for low restriction loops.
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#8
Juggalo23451
The d5/mcp655 is an adjustable pump.
How ever the mcp355 is a better pump because of head pressure the mcp655 comes close to it because of the gph.
The MCP35x can be controlled by pwm. The mcp35x is ideal for restrictive loops.
I have own all the pumps I have mentioned. I have two mcp 35x running full speed in my Case labs Th10 build
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