Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Aqua Computer Adds Radeon R9 290X Full Cover Block to Product Line

Aqua Computers latest addition to their full cover water blocks is the kryographics Hawaii for R9 290X cards. The block is entirely made in Germany and milled from 1kg high-purity electrolytic copper raw material. It covers the GPU, all RAM chips and the voltage regulators. All areas are covered by the flow path of the cooling liquid to provide an excellent cooling performance. The GPU is covered by a micro structure with a 0.5mm grid. To efficiently cool down the voltage regulators this block also features the 3D flow technique which uses a lateral flow path to transport water through the Plexiglas directly to this array.

The contact surface of the base is high gloss polished. To gain the last bit of cooling performance the kryographics Hawaii for 290X allows using thermal grease instead of thermal pads for the RAM chips. Like the base the Plexiglas cover is also milled from a solid block. To avoid the risk of cracks Aqua Computer uses casted Plexiglas and does not drill any threads inside the cover. The cover is held in place by a stainless steel frame which allows for an evenly distributed pressure.

For an easy installation the block comes with preassembled distance pieces so the screws can be tightened as far as they will go to achieve an optimal contact pressure. Of course the block can be used with regular G1/4" fittings and the connection terminal offers threads into both directions. The regular connection terminal can be exchanged with the optional kryoconnect adapter which can be used for Crossfire setups with up to four cards. To honor the GPUs codename the block also features a little map of Hawaii which is integrated into the flow path. The milled text on the side of the block and the laser engraving of the stainless steel cover complete the outstanding look and feel.

The block with a copper base is available for 99.90 Euro while a nickel plated variant can be purchased for 114.98 Euro.
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18 Comments on Aqua Computer Adds Radeon R9 290X Full Cover Block to Product Line

#1
the54thvoid
by: btarunr
To honor the GPUs codename the block also features a little map of Hawaii which is integrated into the flow path. The milled text on the side of the block and the laser engraving of the stainless steel cover complete the outstanding look and feel.
Superb! :roll:
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#2
buildzoid
I love Aqua Computer GPU blocks
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#3
anolesoul
A question of...

It would seem to me,that by going "into" a video card(and,using this device) you would "violate" what warranty that that card would have. People "need" to remember that this is a "reference" card as ALL R9 290x cards are at this moment. Things...do change. Especially by card manufacturers. This I know---to be true.
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#4
Arjai
Beauty. :pimp:
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#7
Arjai
Never has a block this beautiful been so needed.
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#8
Razorfang
by: anolesoul
It would seem to me,that by going "into" a video card(and,using this device) you would "violate" what warranty that that card would have. People "need" to remember that this is a "reference" card as ALL R9 290x cards are at this moment. Things...do change. Especially by card manufacturers. This I know---to be true.
Who are you quoting?

Also, your assumptions would be wrong. Reference or not, manufacturers allow their consumers to replace their GPU/CPU coolers without a risk to the warranty. As long as you have the original cooler, there won't be a problem if you have to RMA the product.
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
by: Razorfang
Who are you quoting?

Also, your assumptions would be wrong. Reference or not, manufacturers allow their consumers to replace their GPU/CPU coolers without a risk to the warranty. As long as you have the original cooler, there won't be a problem if you have to RMA the product.
Not all manufacturers allow it.
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#10
Steevo
This might convince me to go clear, if only it weren't hidden.....

Its beautiful.
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#11
manofthem
It's a very pretty looking block, makes me want one! :)
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#12
radrok
by: Steevo
if only it weren't hidden.....
You should try the joys of an open bench case! :toast:



by: Razorfang
Reference or not, manufacturers allow their consumers to replace their GPU/CPU coolers without a risk to the warranty.
Gainward, Palit, XFX and some more would have a word with you.

I lost my warranty the second I touched this sticker.

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#13
hero1
That's one sexy block.:)
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#14
buildzoid
by: radrok
You should try the joys of an open bench case! :toast:





Gainward, Palit, XFX and some more would have a word with you.

I lost my warranty the second I touched this sticker.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2013/03/08110354562l.JPG
Use sapphire or asus. Those guys care less about whether or not you removed the cooler. ASUS won't be friendly when it comes to an RMA with them unless you live in the CZ where you go through the retailer (some of those are worse than ASUS but some are really nice and you can buy a instaswap policy at checkout) not the AIB. I don't know about Sapphire.
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#15
PopcornMachine
Debate over. Gotta get a Hawaii GPU with a waterblock with a map of Hawaii on it.

I mean, don't get any cooler than that! :D
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#17
the54thvoid
With hindsight the palm tree should have been replaced with a large wave crashing over a volcano...
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