Koolance due to release HD5970 waterblock

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  1. HardwareHeaven

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    Koolance are due to release their new HD 5970 waterblock.
     
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    Big waterblock is big! :eek:

    Do you know when it will be available?
     
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    There's just one small problem... It's Koolance; trash of the LC world. :/
     
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    the specs seem decent though
     
  5. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    Yeah, but a heck of a lot smaller than the stock 'dustbuster'

    On the Koolance site they say the ETA is Dec 04, 2009. Interesting that they don't show a pic though.

    http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=947


    I've been using that "trash" since 02/27/03. It's been working perfectly fine for me. Good cooling (my 3870 X2 never has gone over 60C even while playing FC2 and FO3 for hours), virtually silent, and trouble free.

    What, pray tell, prompted your remarks? Have you actually used any Koolance products, or are you just parroting what you "heard on teh internet"?
     
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    My problem is I'm worried about the VRMS does this sufficiently keep them cool as well? It doesn't appear like it even comes close.
     
  7. Bolletje

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    Just get some RAM sinks for like 10 bucks and you're settled 8)
     
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    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    They say it does on their web page.

    I know that the block for the 3870 X2 cools the VRM. I see no reason why they wouldn't on the 5970 either.

    Also, it's now showing a picture, and listing the price at $139.99.

    VID-AR597 (Radeon HD 5970) [no nozzles] - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive
     
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    I guess I'd have to see the underside where the block actually makes contact.... But if it does cool the VRMS then kudos.
     
  10. HardwareHeaven

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    Apparently it does (so our sources say) - although I have yet to get my hands on one. It would be rather foolish to release a waterblock like this without support for VRMs on such a high end board ... a potential disaster waiting to happen.
     
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    They aren't as bad as they use to be. AFAIK they don't use any aluminum anymore in their water blocks. Just in their radiators :x.
     

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