Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Thermaltake Announces the Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Water Block

Thermaltake together with its premium water cooling partner ASUS is proud to introduce the latest Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Transparent water block, crafted exclusively for the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080/1070 Gaming Graphic Card. The Pacific V-GTX 10 Series, specially designed for virtual reality (VR) gaming system, has complied with the highest "Tt LCS Certified" standard that guarantees the best performance, compatibility and features. The CNC machined copper base can avoid corrosion. Moreover, the aluminum alloy made backplate is used to prevent twist and bow on the PCB. Most importantly, the Pacific V-GTX 10 Series features a 0.5mm internal fin construction with a high-flow water block that allows coolant to flow directly over all critical areas, eventually delivering the ultimate cooling performance.

"We always seek for a chance to build a stronger relationship with our consumers and in turn better understand their needs. From CES 2016 to COMPUTEX 2016, we saw how virtual reality changed gaming, and how this technology created a truly immersive gaming experience for people. We also found how important the liquid-cooling solution is in this market trend. ASUS is one of the most realizable brands in gaming, so it is our great honor to collaborate with them. Together we not only can provide gamers around the world with an unbeatable 4K gaming experience, but can also create a greater e-Sports community," announced Kenny Lin, President and CEO of Thermaltake.
"We are very excited to partner with Thermaltake to bring the extreme performance of water block cooling to the ROG Strix GTX 1080 and ROG Strix GTX 1070 graphics cards," said Elaine Wen, Senior Director, ASUS Graphics Card Business Unit. "We hope to continue working closely in the future to create even more incredible products that provide the most entertaining experiences to gamers."

Tt LCS Certified is a Thermaltake exclusive certification applied to products that pass the rigorous hardcore enthusiast standards that only the world's best LCS chassis are held to. The Tt LCS certification was created so that we at Thermaltake can clearly convey to power users and enthusiasts which chassis are built and tested to be best compatible under extreme liquid cooling configurations. This ensures you get the best performance, compatibility and features.

Mirror-Finished CU Base
The specially machined copper base prevents corrosion and fully complies with Thermaltake's highest quality standards. The mating surface to the GPU has a mirror finish, providing exceptional heat transfer for the most demanding use conditions.

High Water Flow Design
The coolant flow path includes all critical components. Proper cooling of these components contributes to overclocking stability and reliable operation. The block covers the entire PCB, leaving no components exposed to possible damage during handling.

Unique Micro-Channel Structure
The Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Transparent is designed with a compact form factor featuring 0.5mm micro-channel fin construction for optimal clearance and extreme heat dissipation. The copper base fits most G1/4 fittings.

Special Design Backplate
The aluminum alloy made backplate features 4mm thick to prevent twist and bow on the PCB.

Remarkable Expansion
Designed to fit ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080/1070 with a universal mounting mechanism, the Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Transparent allows enthusiasts to build superior water cooling systems from an aesthetic standpoint as well as incorporate modular chassis upgrades for the future.

For more information, visit the product page.
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16 Comments on Thermaltake Announces the Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Water Block

#1
thesmokingman
Wow, that looks like a ripoff of the EK design.
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#4
Dj-ElectriC
I dont see how Tt copied anything here. Yes, these are both blocks for the same card. Thats it. Thats where similarities end
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#5
RazrLeaf
Dj-ElectriC said:
I dont see how Tt copied anything here. Yes, these are both blocks for the same card. Thats it. Thats where similarities end
I think people may have a bias against Tt from back when they were accused of copying Caselab's case designs.
In all fairness. the block design and aesthetic are very similar.
From my perspective, the largest eyebrow-raiser is the configuration of the flow path through the micro-channels. I've only seen EK do the "split" flow design, but I won't claim that they're the first, or only.
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#6
Daisho
Just say no to acrylic.
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#7
Ubersonic
It's like Thermalfake couldn't decide if they wanted to copy EK's current design or their older one, so they did both and the result looks like an EK HD7950 and RX480 block merged into one lol.

On the plus side it does actually look pretty cool, maybe EK should bring these designs back.


RazrLeaf said:
I think people may have a bias against Tt from back when they were accused of copying Caselab's case designs.
It wasn't just Caselabs they copied there were a dozen other manufacturers too, they copied more cases, fans, fan controllers, GPU blocks, etc.
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#8
GAR
Boycott Thermaltake.... No respect for them at all
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#9
thesmokingman
Ubersonic said:
It's like Thermalfake couldn't decide if they wanted to copy EK's current design or their older one, so they did both and the result looks like an EK HD7950 and RX480 block merged into one lol.

On the plus side it does actually look pretty cool, maybe EK should bring these designs back.




It wasn't just Caselabs they copied there were a dozen other manufacturers too, they copied more cases, fans, fan controllers, GPU blocks, etc.
It seems to be a mishmash of old and new EK designs. Wide flat channels on inlet/outlet, split flow, wide flat channels feeding vrms... all EK principles. It's rather crazy how blatant TT is though.
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#10
Prima.Vera
The last pic is fricking awesome! To bad the final build cannot look that clean, especially inside a case fully cabled...
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#11
xvi
mspaint to the rescue! Very similar, but not identical.

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#12
NDown
thesmokingman said:
Wow, that looks like a ripoff of the EK design.
Ubersonic said:
It's like Thermalfake couldn't decide if they wanted to copy EK's current design or their older one, so they did both and the result looks like an EK HD7950 and RX480 block merged into one lol.

On the plus side it does actually look pretty cool, maybe EK should bring these designs back.

It wasn't just Caselabs they copied there were a dozen other manufacturers too, they copied more cases, fans, fan controllers, GPU blocks, etc.
Anyone will always copies/"inspired" by others when it comes to almost anything

With that kind of logic then almost all case manufacturers today would straight up ripping-off NZXT's S340 design

Cougar QBX ripping off the NCase M1 and the list goes on

So, what should their gpu blocks looks like then in order not to "ripoff" EK's design?
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#13
Ungari
I recall Thermaltake making a copy of a popular waterblock, but instead of watercooling the VRAM and chokes it covered them causing more heat buildup that if they were passive air cooled.
For this reason I will not support them.
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#14
thesmokingman
NDown said:
Anyone will always copies/"inspired" by others when it comes to almost anything

With that kind of logic then almost all case manufacturers today would straight up ripping-off NZXT's S340 design

Cougar QBX ripping off the NCase M1 and the list goes on

So, what should their gpu blocks looks like then in order not to "ripoff" EK's design?
WTH do you mean that kind of logic? It's EK's fault that their design is so good that TT had no choice but to copy it? WTF? There are many block designs out there from XSPC, Swiftech, Koolance, Aquafx, Alphacool, Heatkiller, and hmm the departed Danger Den. All of those blocks similar in that they are blocks yet they are generally unique with their own aesthetic and cooling philosophy. But TT on the other hand is a blatant copy, and it was intentional because they obviously changed the design here and there to keep from being sued.
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#15
lorraine walsh
Wonder who they copied. That silver plate on front reminds me of EK.
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#16
Ubersonic
lorraine walsh said:
Wonder who they copied. That silver plate on front reminds me of EK.
It's weird, they have copied the block/plexi from EK's current design, the bridge port from EK's previous design, and the plate from EK's ~2012 designs lol.
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