Aqua Computer exhibits full water block for GeForce GTX 980
If you are one lucky owner of a new and shiny GeForce GTX 980 graphics card you may want to protect your investment in the best way possible, especially if you intend to overclock the graphics card. There’s a way to do so – just go out and purchase Aqua Computer’s new full water block, specifically designed for the GeForce GTX 980.
This water block will not only cool your GPU and memory but it will also bring advanced technology to your PC chassis. The block is CNC-milled from a 10 mm thick high-purity electrolytic copper block and the GPU is covered by a microstructure with a 0.5 mm grid. This cooling solution covers not only the GPU and the memory but also all relevant parts of the voltage control.
One of the unusual features of the Aqua Computer water block is that it uses thermal grease for the RAM chips instead of thermal pads. This is by no means a bad solution as thermal grease will lower the temps of the memory chips even more 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 optimal contact pressure. The block can be used with regular G1/4″ fittings and the connection terminal offers threads into both directions. In a SLI setup the regular connection terminal can be also exchanged with an optional kryoconnect adapter which connects two or more blocks directly. To make things even better customers will be able to choose among six different versions that include copper bases or nickel-plated variants. The top comes with an engraved stainless steel cover or a transparent acrylic glass cover which is also available in a grey version. The blocks with the copper base will be available by the end of this week, while the nickel versions will be available in about two weeks.
The basic version of the Aqua Computer water block will sell for EUR 89.90, while the acrylic glass version will sell for EUR 99.90. The grey acrylic glass edition costs EUR 99.90, which is the same price for the nickel-plated water block version. The nickel-plated acrylic glass edition sells for EUR 109.90, and the nickel-plated grey acrylic glass edition costs the same.
Source: Aqua Computer