Monday, February 2nd 2009

Koolance Out With GeForce GTX 295, 285 Water Blocks

Expanding your water block options is Koolance, out with water blocks for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285 graphics accelerators. The blocks by Koolance use nickel-plated copper, acrylic, the block for GTX 295 comes with built-in lighting for better aesthetics. Both blocks are monolithic, full-coverage by design.

The GTX 295 block (model: VID-NX295) measures 20cm x 12cm x 3cm and weighs around 1 kg (2.25 lbs). As with other blocks in its class, the block remains sandwiched between the business-ends of the two PCBs holding a GPU system each. The block for the GTX 285 (model: VID-NX285) measures 15.9cm x 14.6cm x 1.6cm and weighs 680g (around 1.5 lbs). Both blocks come with standard fittings, with fittings for SLI systems being optional and compatible. The Koolance VID-NX295 has started selling for US $159.99 a piece, with the VID-NX285 being priced at $99.99 at the Koolance store.

Source: Koolance
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12 Comments on Koolance Out With GeForce GTX 295, 285 Water Blocks

#1
pr0n Inspector
that 295 block is apparently designed by OMG-im-so-1337 gamers, they could have add more fins instead of fancy transparent plastic
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a111087
by: pr0n Inspector
that 295 block is apparently designed by OMG-im-so-1337 gamers, they could have add more fins instead of fancy transparent plastic
if they wanted to, they would have added more fins :rolleyes:
looks nice
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pr0n Inspector
by: a111087
if they wanted to, they would have added more fins
indeed. it's easier to sell nice looking things to 1337 gamers, not to mention that a piece of plastic is much cheaper than machined copper.
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1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Fins? This isn't an air cooled heatsink. Doesn't look like there is anything to cool in the region where the plastic is either way,
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#5
Hayder_Master
i see much water block for gtx295 , cuz this is only good chose for cooling you have for gtx295 design
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#6
pr0n Inspector
by: 1Kurgan1
Fins? This isn't an air cooled heatsink. Doesn't look like there is anything to cool in the region where the plastic is either way,
VRMs.
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1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Can't be VRM's where there isn't a PCB. If you look at the layout of the waterblock you will see two bolt holes almost exactly where the plastic does start. So the block covers pretty much exactly up to that hole.

By offering the eye candy with it, that would make me think that this would be the waterblock to chose.
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#8
EnergyFX
Better looks and better price than the other GTX 295 waterblock offereings.

What's wrong with things looking nice?
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#9
DaedalusHelios
I am glad I waited. I might be ordering this very soon.
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#10
zithe
...280 water blocks don't work on 285 or did they just rebadge an old block?
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: pr0n Inspector
indeed. it's easier to sell nice looking things to 1337 gamers, not to mention that a piece of plastic is much cheaper than machined copper.
This is a pretty standard design for 295 blocks, the huge hole where the fan goes doesn't need anything there as there is nothing to cool, it is just a huge hole in the PCB after all.

They have just extended the acrylic that is sandwiched between the two block so it can be seen through the fan hole. I like it.

by: pr0n Inspector
VRMs.
All the VRMs are cooled by this block, what VRMs are they missing?

by: zithe
...280 water blocks don't work on 285 or did they just rebadge an old block?
The 285 uses a redesigned PCB, all the RAM chips have been moved to the top of the card. 280 blocks are not compatible.
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#12
pr0n Inspector
you are missing my point. you can see those VRM contact points aren't close to the actual loop(one of them is even further away). they could have extended the block(filled the fan hole with vertical fins) for extra cooling.
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