Alphacool working on cheaper graphics card waterblocks

Written by Antony Leather

May 16, 2013 | 20:58

Tags: #water-cooling

Companies: #alphacool

Alphacool has released photos of its new range of full-cover GPU waterblocks.

The company has a long history of making water-cooling hardware, and has been working on a new GPU full-cover waterblock design, which preliminary tests over at Hardware Max show to be extremely competitive too.

The Alphacool NVXP Titan waterblock features an unusual construction method, using a stainless steel top and a large acetal body. Strangely, the underside isn't an all-copper affair.

Instead, copper inserts protrude from the acetal body to reach the hot spots on the PCB, with individual inserts dealing with each RAM module and VRM chips.

Alphacool working on cheaper graphics card waterblocks
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It's an interesting design that makes use of injection moulding to reduce the amount of metal required to make the waterblock. This has apparently had a knock-on effect with the price too - the Alphacool NVXP Titan full-cover waterblock is slated to retail at just £70.

This is £5-10 cheaper than the most affordable full-cover GPU waterblocks for Nvidia's Titan graphics card available at the moment and up to £40 less than some of the more expensive models.

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