If you haven’t seen a review of the GTX480, then you have most likely seen a forum or news post commenting on how hot the card runs. Due to this heat there are many people making the jump to water cooling just to keep the heat down that the GTX480 generates.
One such solution is from Danger Den. Danger Den has been one of the favorites of enthusiasts for years and have a wide range of water cooling components from pumps to CPU water blocks to VGA water blocks like the DD-GTX480 we are looking at today. They also have radiators, cases, reservoirs, and complete kits. Everything you need to outfit your system with a custom water cooling loop.
Today we are going to be taming the heat from the nVidia GTX480 with Danger Dens’s DD-GTX480 water block. The block comes in a couple different styles for your budget and taste. There is an all copper version for $134.95, nickel plated top and copper base for $146.85, and nickel plated top and bottom $159.95. The version we are looking at today is the all copper version. Let’s take a quick look at the features and whats included per the Danger Den website before we get to the fun part.
The DD-GTX480 comes well packaged in a sturdy cardboard box and sandwiched between two pieces of egg crate foam.
It comes with all the mounting hardware, Ceramique thermal paste, and thermal tape.