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Swiftech's New Komodo-NV LE Water Blocks Have LEDs

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Swiftech's new luxury GPU water blocks have built in LEDs.

Swiftech has announced a new water block for high-end GPUs, specifically for Nvidia's high-end GPUs. The water block is called the Komodo-NV LE, where NV stands for Nvidia and LE for Luxury Edition. Komodo is the branding that Swiftech uses for graphics water blocks.

This water block will work on reference solutions of the GeForce GTX 780, GTX 780 Ti, GTX Titan, and GTX Titan Black graphics cards. The blocks are built to cover the entire graphics cards, and as such, they come with a backplate. When used with a GTX Titan, this backplate cools the memory placed on the rear side of the card. The block cools the GPU, memory and VRM circuitry, and there are standard G1/4" threads for maximum compatibility with the rest of the water loop.

What sets these water blocks apart from the rest is that they have built-in lighting. LEDs are built-in, and along with various color strips, users can have the blocks light up to either green, red, blue or plain white. The new Swiftech Apogee XL also has built-in lighting with the same color options, so if you're bothered, you can get your CPU block to match the lighting of your GPU water blocks.

Pricing for the water block is set at an MSRP of $179.95, so there is a good price to be paid for the bling.

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    BranFlake5 , May 7, 2014 1:32 PM
    180 Bucks?! For some silly LEDs, not worth the cash.
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    Pedasc , May 8, 2014 5:38 AM
    To be fair this is a water block as well.

    The Alphacool GTX Titan Black custom water block a couple of articles down is going to be €79 so about $110. So assuming this is a similar quality product that makes $70 for some silly LEDs.

    Yep, I still don't see it as worth it but someone might.
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    DRosencraft , May 8, 2014 8:22 AM
    Give it some time, I'm sure the other makers will get similar products out there with more sensible pricing. Things like LEDs are always a personal preference thing. No harm adding a little style to your setup if you don't go overboard on it.
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    catswold , May 8, 2014 3:57 PM
    Oh gee, look at the shiny pretties, I think I'll waste 200 bucks. /roll eyes.
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