Aqua Computer aquagraFX Water Block for GeForce GTX 480 Video Cards

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Aqua Computer auquagraFX for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

The aquagraFX block is sharp looking. The main body is all copper and the cover plate is stainless steel. In the lower right corner the aquagraFX and Aqua Computer logos are laser etched into the cover.

Aqua Computer auquagraFX for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

Flipping the block over we can get a good look at the backside.

Aqua Computer auquagraFX for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

All the surfaces that touch the GPU and RAM have been polished.

Aqua Computer auquagraFX for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

The standoffs are stainless and screw into the block. I can see why they did this; it’s harder to strip threads in steel than in copper. I would think it would have saved some money if they just incorporated the standoffs into the machining.

Aqua Computer auquagraFX for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

The inlet/outlet ports are made from Delrin and are attached to the main body with three stainless screws.

Aqua Computer auquagraFX for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

The ports are the standard G1/4. The block comes with a pair of plugs for those only running single card setups.

Aqua Computer auquagraFX for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

The aquagraFX uses a backing plate along with foam strips to keep pressure on the back of the card which keeps the voltage regulators pressed against the block. The backing plate is made from stainless steel and has the Aqua Computer and GTX480 logo laser etched on it.

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