Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Aqua Computer Announces Radeon R9 295X2 Full Cover Block

The German-based liquid cooling specialist Aqua Computer has added the full cover water block kryographics Vesuvius for R9 295X2 cards to its portfolio. The block is entirely made in Germany and milled from 2.72kg high-purity electrolytic copper raw material. It covers the GPUs, all RAM chips, the voltage regulators and the PCIe bridge chip. All areas are covered by the flow path of the cooling liquid to provide an excellent cooling performance.

Both GPUs are covered by a micro structure with a 0.5 mm grid. The water flows through both structures in parallel which allows an even temperature for both GPUs. To achieve this effect the cooling structures use a different depth which makes sure that the same amount of water flows through both of them.

The contact surface of the base is high gloss polished. To gain the last bit of cooling performance the kryographics Vesuvius for R9 295X2 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. 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 also exchanged with the optional kryoconnect adapter which can be used for Crossfire setups. To honor the GPUs and graphics cards codenames the block also features a little map of Hawaii which is integrated into the flow path and a little engraved volcano can be found on a stainless steel insert.

The block with a copper base is available for 169.90 Euro while a nickel plated variant will follow soon for 184.90 Euro. Both variants will be also available with a smoked Plexiglas top.

Those who look for the ultimate cooling experience will be also able to purchase a passive and active backplate. They will be available later in May; prices are TBA.
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20 Comments on Aqua Computer Announces Radeon R9 295X2 Full Cover Block

#1
INSTG8R
Handsome! I love Aqua Computers. I have been using them since I went water on my X1900's in Crossfire and currently run one of their Kryos blocks on my CPU.
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#2
Svarog
Now i'm not using Watercooling, nor am an expert at it.

But should't the In/Out be in the middle of the Block? The second GPU is quite far away. Wouldn't it lose flow pressure?
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#4
manofthem
That's a nice looking block! It looks heavy, and I'd be grabbing a backplate for sure.
Edit: that is, if I had the money for this setup ;)
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#6
haswrong
by: Svarog
Now i'm not using Watercooling, nor am an expert at it.

But should't the In/Out be in the middle of the Block? The second GPU is quite far away. Wouldn't it lose flow pressure?
i got it wrong.. i thought this was one way serial loop, but the pressure is indeed halved for both gpus (parallel flow). so your suggestion is relevant. moreover the right hand side chip will be warmed by half of vrms a bit.
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#7
bogami
However, this is not a loupe but this is the only hitting each other and reduce the fluidity consequent, temperature rise!o_OSolutions is very worrying. :shadedshu: I have it on my 2x TGT GTX590. Efficiency is poor and it is not recommended. Of course it is always much better than the specified but would recommend a different solution flow through the processor.'s !!Nice looking it's not enough!:ohwell:
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#9
night.fox
hmmmm insteresting. now the 295x2 is a single slot card after water block....
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#10
the54thvoid
by: night.fox
hmmmm insteresting. now the 295x2 is a single slot card after water block....
It's a shame they don't ship a single slot bracket with it.
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
Well they put some love in to that.. Best WC i have seen...
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#12
Prima.Vera
Yep. For sure this is the best looking block ever build for a video card. I think it will be a best seller among rich guys who went for the 295X.
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#13
radrok
Aquacomputer quality and details are unmatched. I recently swapped coolant in my loop and the waterblocks are pristine, like the day I bought them.

Wouldn't buy another brand to be honest.
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#14
eidairaman1
how about the 290/290X? Its Nice and Matches the Radeon Red
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#15
mhadina
by: Svarog
Now i'm not using Watercooling, nor am an expert at it.

But should't the In/Out be in the middle of the Block? The second GPU is quite far away. Wouldn't it lose flow pressure?
Giving 0,1 °C delta :)
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#16
mhadina
One slot with 3kg to carry, such a heavy thing to deal with.
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#17
night.fox
by: the54thvoid
It's a shame they don't ship a single slot bracket with it.
yeah. that would be nice. calling all waterblock manufacturers. Just a heads up. single slot bracket that comes with it should be nice. :)
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#18
Vinska
Whether this block is relatively awesome or not in terms of water-cooling, I cannot tell.
But it sure as hell looks great!
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#20
Bytales
I know where my money goes.
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