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Aqua Computer Introduces Three New Flow Sensors

The top model high flow NEXT offers in addition to the flow sensor a measurement of the coolant quality by measuring the electrical conductivity. In addition, the water temperature is precisely measured and it is possible to calculate the power dissipation of the cooling system. The sensor is equipped with an optical flow indicator and an acoustic alarm. A graphic display shows all sensor values and can display them as a chart. The RGB LEDs integrated in the sensor can visualize the sensor data in various ways or can be configured individually.

The RGBpx interface can control externally connected LEDs with many effects including a backlight function for monitors. A connection for the aquabus interface known from Aqua Computer devices and a signal interface are also available. The sensor is powered and controlled via an USB interface. Aqua Computer provides the aquasuite software as an extensive monitoring and control software.

Aqua Computer Introduces Pump Adapter ULTITOP D5 MIRROR BLACK

Aqua Computer, known as a German manufacturer for water cooling systems, introduces a new pump housing for D5 pumps. The ULTITOP D5 MIRROR BLACK is a D5 pump top made from 1.5 kg solid brass. After CNC machining, the weight is still about half a kilogram and, thanks to this mass, aims to perfectly dampen the vibrations of the pump.

For a special appearance Aqua Computer polishes the surface by hand and applies a new coating: MIRROR BLACK. This coating creates ever-changing colours on a dark surface, depending on the incoming light and angle of view. The pump top is supplied with a decoupling from Aqua Computer specially designed for the D5 pump.

Aqua Computer Introduces ULTITOP D5 DUAL Pump Top

Aqua Computer, the German specialist for water cooling systems, today presents a new dual pump top for D5 pumps. By using this dual pump top, the pressure provided by the two pumps connected in series is doubled and a redundant operation in case of failure of one pump is provided. The ULTITOP D5 DUAL has been optimized for lowest possible running noise and compact design. Aqua Computer has extensively simulated and optimized the geometry of the pump housing.

The pump can be easily installed in almost any installation situation thanks to two mounting options offset by 90°. A bracket available as an accessory also allows mounting on 120 and 140 mm fan holes. The supplied specially adapted decoupler made of very soft silicone dampers ensures that almost no vibrations are transmitted to the case. Aqua Computer manufactures the ULTITOP D5 DUAL in Germany in its own CNC facility. The main housing is made of acetal, the threads are G1/4". It is available as of now with a price tag of 79,90 Euro (~ 95 USD), additionally a kit with two D5 NEXT pumps is offered for 289,00 Euro (~ 340 USD).

Aqua Computer Releases Cuplex Kryos NEXT sTRX4 FC Water Blocks

Aqua Computer, the German specialist for water cooled systems, introduces a new CPU water block for the AMD socket sTRX4: the cuplex kryos NEXT sTRX4 FC. The new cooler is manufactured directly at Aqua Computer in Germany. A solid nickel-plated copper base offers an extremely large microstructure with a surface area of 51x45 mm - the largest ever manufactured for a CPU cooler at Aqua Computer. This microstructure is CNC machined in an extensive CNC production process to a structure size of less than 200 µm.

The cooler is offered by Aqua Computer in three versions, whereby the cooling performance is identical and only the housing of the cooler is different. The most economical variant is based on a housing made of black acetal. Additionally, Aqua Computer offers a model with integrated digital LED lighting. For this cooler, the housing is made of Plexiglas and is framed by a black anodized aluminium frame.

Aqua Computer Announces Cuplex Kryos NEXT RGBpx Water Blocks

The German water cooling specialist Aqua Computer is expanding its range of CPU coolers. The newly developed cuplex kryos NEXT RGBpx series not only provides excellent cooling performance but also sets unique optical accents. This is achieved above all by the integrated lighting, which enables impressive effects thanks to the 11 individually addressable RGBpx LEDs.

The lighting is housed in an elegant CNC milled, blasted and anodized aluminium frame. The threads for mounting the cooler are also located in this frame, whereby the force is evenly distributed onto the housing, thus minimizing stress onto it. Of course, the aluminium has no contact with the coolant. The Plexiglas housing is also manufactured in a complex CNC processing. During the construction, great attention was paid to long-term stability and, for example, the material was designed with large rest-thicknesses.

Aqua Computer Announces Ultitube D5 Glass Reservoirs

Aqua Computer, the German specialist for water cooling systems, introduces a new series of high-quality reservoirs made of glass. The new ULTITUBE D5 series reservoirs are made in Germany from highly resistant borosilicate glass and offer the possibility to install a pump of the very popular D5 series.

For the first time it has been managed to produce glass reservoirs without additional, mostly irritating, rods or bars. The further components of the reservoirs are manufactured out of Delrin by using CNC machining in Aqua Computers own production facility. Aqua Computer has gone one step further and integrated a washable stainless steel filter into the bottom of the reservoir. The filter element also provides optimal venting of the system.

Aqua Computer Announces the OCTO - 8-channel Fan Controller

Shortly before Christmas, the German company Aqua Computer introduces a new 8-channel controller for PWM fans. The control with the name OCTO impresses with an enormous range of functions and this on a surface smaller than a credit card.

In addition to the core function of a fan controller, the device also offers two channels for digitally controllable LEDs and can control up to 180 LEDs with many effects. In addition to Aqua Computer's own RGBpx LED products, the OCTO can also be connected to LEDs from many third party manufacturers via optionally available adapters.

Aqua Computer Unveils Farbwerk Nano, A Tiny USB-powered RGB Controller

The farbwerk nano from Aqua Computer is a tiny USB powered RGB LED controller. It is capable of controlling 90 addressable RGB LEDs and offers unique new functions that also include a light sensor. With the integrated button it can be simply switched on and off, stored profiles can be changed by double-clicking the button and the brightness of connected LED strips can be adjusted by pressing it for a longer time. Much work has been invested in the powerful aquasuite control software. As in a video editing program, up to 20 controllers can be freely assigned, moved, copied and even cloned to areas on the LED strips using drag & drop. A newly developed technology that Aqua Computer describes as ALPHApx allows for the first time to freely combine many different effects through transparency in different layers.

Another highlight is the AMBIENTpx feature. This beautifully programmed intelligent backlight for monitors can now cover almost any panel size with up to 90 LEDs. If more LEDs are required, one can combine several farbwerk nano. The analyzed image areas can be configured and AMBIENTpx also features a filter to ignore the letterbox in videos. When it comes to video and sound, the farbwerk nano is really strong. With special Sound-to-Light effects, level indicators and effects controllable via sound, there are incredible possibilities to set sound on stage.

Aqua Computer Announces farbwerk 360 - the next generation RGB LED controller

The RGB lighting theme remains a hot topic. The German manufacturer Aqua Computer is also following this trend and is expanding its product range with the new farbwerk 360.

With the farbwerk 360, Aqua Computer launches probably the most powerful RGB controller for PCs currently on the market. It is capable of controlling up to 360 addressable RGB LEDs on 4 channels. A newly developed technology that Aqua Computer describes as ALPHApx allows for the first time to freely combine effects through transparency in up to 20 levels.

Aqua Computer Announces Kryographics NEXT Water Blocks for RTX 20-series

Today Aqua Computer is proud to present the kryographics NEXT 2080 / Ti. These are the most sophisticated coolers Aqua Computer ever produced for graphics cards. All components are CNC machined in Aqua Computers own production facility in Germany and manufactured from the highest quality materials. The complex base plate is milled from 1.8kg raw material, the finished cooler weighs about 1.25kg - with backplate about 1.5kg.

With the NEXT generation of the kryographics series, function and design have been significantly enhanced. The desire for a full-cover cooler was taken into account and the solid copper base almost completely covers the entire card and cools all components described by Nvidia in the technical documentation as a significant heat source. The water flow in the cooler was optimized for high flow rates and direct overflushing of almost all relevant components with some areas flowing through in parallel.

Aqua Computer D5 NEXT - Smart Pump with Integrated LED & Fan Controller

Aqua Computer is presenting its latest generation of coolant pumps today. The D5 NEXT is a new development based mechanically on the proven Laing D5 pump with highly advanced electronics and a wide range of functions.

The pump is mechanically divided by Aqua Computer into a motor unit and an electronics unit which can be plugged together. This simplifies assembly and helps with maintenance.

A special design feature is a decoupling system already integrated into the pump which significantly eases installation and effectively prevents noise caused by vibrations.

Aqua Computer Announces the QUADRO: Smart LED, Fan Controller

The QUADRO made by Aqua Computer is a four channel PWM fan controller with outstanding functionality, equally suited for water cooled or air cooled computers. In addition, QUADRO has an RGBpx output for individual control of up to 64 addressable LEDs.

Fan controller
The four fan channels of the QUADRO can be configured independently, the high maximum power output of 25 watts per channel allows for connecting multiple fans to each output of the QUADRO using suitable splitters.

Aqua Computer Intros cuplex kryos NEXT TR4 Water Block for Ryzen Threadripper

Aqua Computer rolled out the cuplex kryos NEXT TR4, a variant of their cuplex kryos NEXT flagship CPU water block with support for AMD socket TR4, designed for Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors. Available in all the variants the cuplex kryos NEXT normally comes in, we have options with a copper, nickel-plated copper, and even silver cold plate variants with POM acetal, acrylic, and metal tops. The blocks feature a dense copper micro-fin lattice with 200 μm spacing between fins, standard G 1/4 threading. These new blocks come with factory-fitted socket TR4 retention modules, and include a tube of Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal compound. Available now, the exposed-copper cold plate variant is priced at 59.90€, and the nickel-plated copper variant at 64.90€ with other variants priced as can be seen on the Aqua Computer web shop. Aqua Computer also mentioned that given the lack of sales of the X399 platform, they are not looking into making a new design to match the larger CPU IHS at this time.

Aqua Computer Intros Kryographics Vega Water-blocks

Aqua Computer today introduced its Kryographics Vega line of full-coverage water-blocks, which are compatible with reference-design Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon RX Vega 56, and even Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition, since the three are based on a common PCB design. Available in two principal variants based on block material, exposed copper, and nickel-plated copper; the Kryographics Vega features a rather compact main block, since all the significantly hot components of the "Vega 10" PCB are nucleated toward the center. The block has bases for the "Vega 10" ASIC, and the VRM MOSFETs surrounding it. A POM-acetal extension gives the block a "full-coverage" look as it spans the rest of the PCB. The block features a clear-acrylic top, with an LED lighting strip on the nickel-plated variant. It features standard G 1/4 threading. The exposed copper variant is priced at 109.90€, and the nickel-plated variant at 129.90€.

Aqua Computer Also Announces the kryoM.2 EVO Performance SSD Cooler and Riser

Almost one year ago Aqua Computer launched the kryoM.2 for the first time: an adapter card with passive heat sink for M.2 SSDs. The popularity of M.2 SSDs continues to grow and the thermal problems of these small ultrafast drives will continue too. Aqua Computer has put a lot of development energy into an improved version: the kryoM.2 evo.

The kryoM.2 evo is a high-quality PCIe card that is capable of maximizing the performance of M.2 SSDs. To achieve this, Aqua Computer drastically increased the size of the main heat sink. A second smaller heat sink has been integrated to the backside of the board. This patent-protected system encloses the SSD between these two heat sinks and also cools it from both sides.

Aqua Computers Introduces the kryoM.2 Micro M.2 SSD Cooler

Aqua Computers kryoM.2 micro is a passive heatsink for M.2 SSDs which is simply clipped onto the SSD with the enclosed stainless steel clips. Before this, the enclosed thermal pad for the front and an isolation sticker for the back must be applied. The cooling performance is sufficient for many applications and due to the compact dimensions, the SSD with kryoM.2 micro fits almost all M.2 slots on mainboards.

During assembly, the SSD is not subjected to mechanical stress. The clips are slid on from the sides and then clamped onto the edge of the heat sink. The clamp does not touch the edge of the SSD board while doing this.

Aqua Computer Announces the VISION Lineup of Watercooling Add-ons

What will water blocks look like in the future? This was the question that Aqua Computer has asked itself before they started developing VISION.
From this question emerged the idea for an OLED display integrated to water coolers.

During the development of the display integration, Aqua Computer realized that there are many other stand-alone use cases for this product - and as such, the VISION product line was born. In addition to the pure display functionality, VISION has been extended in variants with touch control, infrared receiver and RGB-LED. A menu-driven setup has been integrated and VISION also has a whole range of inputs and outputs: both a temperature sensor and a flow sensor can be directly connected to VISION. The solution can display various system information like temperatures, fan speed, CPU load or memory usage and also values from other Aqua Computer devices. The aquasuite 2017 software allows to choose from customizable layout templates.

Aqua Computer Announces Kryographics TITAN X Pascal Water Block

German-based liquid cooling specialist Aqua Computer offers its kryographics Pascal for Nvidia TITAN X as of now. Like the block for the GTX 1080/1070 card, the TITAN X variant also features a jet plate above the GPU area to provide an outstanding cooling performance. A bypass channel after the GPU helps to reduce the flow resistance and allows water to flow directly above most hotspots on the graphics card.

The kryographics Pascal for NVIDIA TITAN X is completely CNC machined in Aqua Computers own production facilities in Germany. The base is made of electrolytic copper with a thickness of 10 mm. A precise manufacturing allows using thermal grease not only for the GPU but also for the RAM. This ensures the best possible connection between the graphics card and cooler. For the voltage regulators a thermal pad is included in the scope of supply.

Aqua Computer Announces the Kryographics RX 480 Water Block

The German-based liquid cooling specialist Aqua Computer has added the kryographics RX 480 cooling block to its portfolio. The kryographics RX 480 is completely CNC manufactured. The production takes place in Aqua Computers own production facilities in Germany. The base is made of electrolytic copper with a thickness of 10mm.

A precise manufacturing allows using thermal grease not only for the GPU but also for the RAM. This ensures the best possible connection between the graphics card and cooler. For the voltage regulators a thermal pad is included in the scope of supply. The area above the GPU features a jet plate that pushes water into two directions through a micro structure. A side channel routes water towards the VRMs.

Aqua Computer Announces Kryographics Water Blocks for GTX 1080 and GTX 1070

The German-based liquid cooling specialist Aqua Computer has added the water block kryographics Pascal to its portfolio. Due to an almost equal PCB it is possible to use the cooling block with the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. For the first time Aqua Computer uses a jet plate in a kryographics block. The changed channel flow reduces the already low flow resistance. The large slotted cooling structure above the GPU offers an outstanding cooling performance.

While developing the block Aqua Computer paid attention to route the cooling fluid through all important areas. A bypass channel after the GPU helps to reduce the resistance of the block and allows water to flow directly above some RAM modules. The kryographics Pascal is completely CNC machined. Production takes place in Aqua Computers own production facilities in Germany. The base is made of electrolytic copper with a thickness of 10mm. A precise manufacturing allows using thermal grease not only for the GPU but also for the RAM. This ensures the best possible connection between the graphics card and cooler. For the voltage regulators a thermal pad is included in the scope of supply.

Aqua Computer Unveils KryoM.2 PCIe Riser, Heatsink, and Block for M.2 SSDs

M.2 SSDs offer enormous fast transfer rates but the downside is they can also become quite hot. When the temperature reaches a critical point the M.2 SSD starts to throttle which results in a reduced performance. The German-based liquid cooling specialist Aqua Computer has addressed this issue with the high quality PCIe 3.0 4x card kryoM.2 which can be also equipped with a passive heat sink or water block.

The kryoM.2 uses a multilayer PCB with gold surface where the individual layers are connected to each other to optimize the thermal management. To ensure a good quality and reliability the connector for the M.2 SSD comes from Amphenol, the PCIe contacts are plated with hard gold and the circuit paths are impedance controlled.

Aqua Computer Intros Spacer for Skylake CPUs

The Intel Skylake CPUs are getting very popular at the moment. For a much better cooling performance many users are removing the heatspreader from the CPU. This has some negative effects on the secure installation of the CPUs. Aqua Computer has developed a protective spacer to allow a much more secure mounting and usage of Skylake CPUs without the original heat spreader. The spacer is available at a price of 6.99 Euro.

Why is it recommended to use a spacer after removing the heat spreader? The first problem is that the brittle silicon die is not protected against tilted mounting of a CPU cooler - due to this fact edges of the die can easily be broken. The same issue can happen during transportation of the system.

AquaComputer Announces Kryograpics Radeon R9 Nano Water Block

AquaComputer announced one of the first full-coverage water blocks for the Radeon R9 Nano, the Kryographics R9 Nano. This single-slot thick block made of copper, with an acrylic top (opaque brushed aluminium top option also available), covers almost the entire area of the incredibly compact PCB of the R9 Nano, its coolant channel passes over both the GPU and VRM areas of the card. Pre-orders for the card will begin on Friday (11/09), the block will be available the following week.

Update: AquaComputer put out prices.

Aqua Computer Unveils Radeon R9 Fury X Full Coverage Water Block

Aqua Computer unveiled its full-coverage water block for the Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card. The block should also be compatible with the Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X, which uses the AMD reference PCB. The block features exposed copper as its primary material, with an acrylic top. Its coolant channel directly flows over not just the GPU, but also the VRM area. The block itself is single-slot capable. It has threads for common G 1/4 fittings, and is capable of multi-GPU fittings. Available now, the block is priced at 99.99€ (including 19% VAT).
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