Wednesday, March 31st 2010

Danger Den Ready with Water-Blocks for GeForce GTX 480

Specialists with water-cooling, Danger Den is ready with its first offering for NVIDIA's GeForce 400 series. The block provides full-coverage to the obverse side of the PCB, cooling all critical areas such as the GPU, the memory chips, and the VRM area. Designed for the GeForce GTX 480, it is expected to come in three variants based on materials: 1. all-copper (pictured below), 2. nickel top and copper base, and 3. nickel-top and nickel-plated copper base. The top of the block will have mirror-finish. There is no word on an acrylic-top variant. The three are expected to be priced in the US $140-$150 range. Danger Den will release these by the end of the week, so users could have one ready by the time their GeForce GTX 480 arrives.

Source: Legit Reviews
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25 Comments on Danger Den Ready with Water-Blocks for GeForce GTX 480

#1
mdm-adph
Man, not a moment too soon. These should come stock on GTX 480's.
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#2
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
did I read that right? finally got rid of the junk acrylic tops..

Why dont they get better picts of the bases ??????

If they are going through he trouble/cost of metal tops than they should have incorporated fins into it..

btarunr, who was the company that was selling the H20 tops with the cards from the factory? (that was a good looking cooler)
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#3
cauby
oh,it didn't take too long to make one of these...maybe nvidia will make those the stock cooler,god knows the GTX480 could burn the entire planet if unchecked
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#4
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Finally DD! Those blocks look professional and less like dog sh!t
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#5
TheGuruStud
mdm-adph said:
Man, not a moment too soon. These should come stock on GTX 480's.
I came here to make that joke :laugh:
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
MKmods said:
btarunr, who was the company that was selling the H20 tops with the cards from the factory? (that was a good looking cooler)
It was EVGA and its HydroCopper GTX 470/480 FTW cards. Swiftech made blocks for it.
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#7
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
Thanks, Now THAT was a dam good looking cooler..

I dont think there is a chance but it would be cool to see a comparison of the Swifty and the DD..
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#8
DanishDevil
I'm sure somebody will post one somewhere.

Binge said:
Finally DD! Those blocks look professional and less like dog sh!t
Thanks, but...I really had nothing to do with it. :D
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#9
johnnyfiive
^^ lol

These will sell like hot cakes, since air cooling is no longer sufficient. : sarcastic face :
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#10
araditus
Im surprised the cards run without these :)
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#11
MUGEN02
Koolance 480/470 blocks will be out on the 8th. No pic's or price yet(around $100). I'll submit this as news once everything is final.
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#12
pentastar111
I doubt liquid cooling will do much for longevity of these cards...I don't think the card will see below 70 or 80C even with a triple fan radiator set-up. Waste of money and time. Better to wait for the predictable "revision"...GTX485 perhaps? This initial launch of Fermi is nVidia's Edsel. lol
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#13
random
a firetruck to put out the flames :)
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#14
Loosenut
Danger Den and other full cover block manufacturers waste money on R&D for a card that likely won't sell as good as Nvidia would ever hope yet won't even consider making a full cover block for a more mainstream card like my 5750's. Go figure... :confused: :shadedshu
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#16
Wile E
Power User
pentastar111 said:
I doubt liquid cooling will do much for longevity of these cards...I don't think the card will see below 70 or 80C even with a triple fan radiator set-up. Waste of money and time. Better to wait for the predictable "revision"...GTX485 perhaps? This initial launch of Fermi is nVidia's Edsel. lol
Evga claims their factory watercooled card loads to 49C, compared to 95C for their air cooled card in tests. No word on setup used tho.

Either way, the price of this block just goes to prove that the Evga factory watercooled 480 is not overpriced at $650. It would be my choice if I were going Fermi.
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#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
gonna have to customise up a OCZ cryo unit to cool these mofos to upto -30'c
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#18
pentastar111
Wile E said:
Evga claims their factory watercooled card loads to 49C, compared to 95C for their air cooled card in tests. No word on setup used tho.

Either way, the price of this block just goes to prove that the Evga factory watercooled 480 is not overpriced at $650. It would be my choice if I were going Fermi.
Now 49C, hell, even 65C would be decent if that were the temps at full load and say an ambient of 71 to 73F and for a few , maybe even 3 hrs. Just my opinion, but me thinks that you'd have to give these cards their own loop, I couldn't imagine hooking this card with my cpu and NB, wow. It would steam like an old pressure cooker....slight exageration but you get the pic...lol and I agree the price is pretty much on the money
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#19
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
at last.. looks better than all the previous DD ugly 'curvy' blocks.
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#20
mdm-adph
Bjorn_Of_Iceland said:
at last.. looks better than all the previous DD ugly 'curvy' blocks.
No such thing as an ugly DD curve.
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#22
DanishDevil
Who you callin' ugly! Why do people keep talking about me in this thread!?!?
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#23
Loosenut
DanishDevil said:
Who you callin' ugly! Why do people keep talking about me in this thread!?!?
:laugh:
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#24
Grings
Nice, but IF i were to buy a fermi card i would fit a universal block, seeing as you can remove the gpu cooler and leave the ram/vrm coolers on
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#25
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
mdm-adph said:
Man, not a moment too soon. These should come stock on GTX 480's.
they will all of EVGA's overclocked ones have this (no aircooler)
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