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Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:21 am

I just noticed that Danger Den is coming out with a sweet looking all copper water clock for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 graphics card that will keep it nice and cool with the right water cooling loop. Danger Den thinks that the all copper block will be in the $140-150 price range, so it won't be cheap. Danger Den will also have a nickle plated top with copper base version and then a third water block that is all nickle. Each will cost more because of shipping and nickle plating costs. Danger Den should have the all copper version ready by the end of this week, which is well ahead of the public release of the graphics card. If you plan on buying a GeForce GTX 480 and want it to run cool then water cooling is certainly the way to go!

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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby bubba » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:45 am

Much nicer looking then the ones from Bitspower and EVGA, EK hasn't released anything (that I have seen) other than the fact they are going to have one mid April some time. Same for Koolance, announced but no images.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby gwolfman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:02 am

What's better for liquid cooling: nickle or copper? Also, why is it better and how much of a difference does it make?
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:17 am

gwolfman wrote:What's better for liquid cooling: nickle or copper? Also, why is it better and how much of a difference does it make?


I like nickle platting as it looks better as copper tarnishes and looks like crap a few months after you buy it. If there is a temperature difference i'm not sure.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby bubba » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:43 am

copper vs nickel plated copper is very little difference in temps.

Overall looks I like the nickel plated top, no tarnishing so looks nicer.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby gwolfman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:15 am

Apoptosis wrote:
gwolfman wrote:What's better for liquid cooling: nickle or copper? Also, why is it better and how much of a difference does it make?
I like nickle platting as it looks better as copper tarnishes and looks like crap a few months after you buy it. If there is a temperature difference i'm not sure.
bubba wrote:copper vs nickel plated copper is very little difference in temps.

Overall looks I like the nickel plated top, no tarnishing so looks nicer.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby gwolfman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:23 am

Oh yeah, if I were going to put a rad/pump/res together for one of these, could either of you help?
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby skier » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:26 am

gwolfman wrote:Oh yeah, if I were going to put a rad/pump/res together for one of these, could either of you help?


i'm sure theres more than two on here that can ;)
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby bubba » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:03 pm

Plenty of guys (gals maybe) that have water setups. When it comes to water its best to have a budget before you start. At least $300 for a CPU loop, and it goes up from there.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:41 am

Internal shots of Danger Den 480 block right after it was milled:

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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby hark » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:28 pm

Ooo, nice and shiny! How does it look after a few months of use?
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby bubba » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:17 pm

duno, these are not even available to be bought yet.

With most exposed copper it takes a year or so for the tarnish to show up. Thats the up side to the nickle plated.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby NAiLs » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:44 pm

The 480's are going to NEED these.... that's for sure! lol

I'm pretty disappointed by the temps the stock coolers give off, but I'm very interested to see these babies in action!
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:46 am

They are seeing 44C at load where I am seeing mid 90's, so water cooling looks great on this card!

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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby skier » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:13 am

Apoptosis wrote:They are seeing 44C at load where I am seeing mid 90's, so water cooling looks great on this card!


water cooling doesnt look great, it looks mandatory :shock: no one in their right mind would use these cards without it(once released)

thats one he|| of an overclock tho :shock:
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby hark » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:36 pm

That's a great improvement over stock cooling. I could definitely see this sort of thing as a tempting buy for any GTX 480 owners.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby bhelms » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:55 pm

Those are some nice temps. I bet a lot of people are going to go this route to get rid of those nasty temps and noise. however, I just hate that if I get the 480, I would feel like the card costs another $100 to $150 on top of the card price since I wouldn't want the card atm without water cooling.
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Re: Danger Den Releasing All Copper Water Block For GTX 480 GPUs

Postby NAiLs » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:08 pm

Apoptosis wrote:They are seeing 44C at load where I am seeing mid 90's, so water cooling looks great on this card!]


For real? That's pretty sick! That's one heck of an improvement!!
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