Legit Cooling Reviews
Aqua Computer aquagraFX Water Block for GeForce GTX 480 Video Cards
|Product:||aquagraFX for GTX480|
|Date:||Wed, Jul 21, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
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.
Flipping the block over we can get a good look at the backside.
All the surfaces that touch the GPU and RAM have been polished.
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.
The inlet/outlet ports are made from Delrin and are attached to the main body with three stainless screws.
The ports are the standard G1/4. The block comes with a pair of plugs for those only running single card setups.
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.
Next Page - Disassembling the GTX480
Page 1 - aquagraFX GPU Water Block from Aqua Computer
Page 2 - Looking Closer
Page 3 - Disassembling the GTX480
Page 4 - Installing the aquagraFX water block
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - Overclocking Performance
Page 7 - Temperature Testing
Page 8 - 3DMark Vantage & Power Consumption
Page 9 - Final Thoughts