It’s been a long time since we heard anything from watercooling specialist Koolance. Now the company has broken its silence and released its first new CPU waterblock in two years, the CPU-400. Except for some basic feature highlights--including a nickel-plated, microfin cold plate and spacing compatibility for Koolance compression fittings up to ¾” OD--details are scarce.
Compared to some of its contemporary competitors, such as those from Phanteks and Swiftech, the CPU-400 is decidedly old-school-looking. Its top plate is made from black acetal instead of RGB-friendly transparent acrylic, and its retention frame is black instead of chrome.
These qualities might make you think the CPU-400 is targeted towards the budget-conscious, but it isn’t cheap. The Koolance CPU-400 comes in Intel and AMD versions, both of which are available for $90 at Koolance’s website.
|Socket Type||Intel socket LGA 2066, 2011 / 2011-v3 (Square ILM only), 1366, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156||AMD socket AM4, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+|
|Material||Nickel-Plated Copper, Stainless Steel, POM Acetal, EPDM||Nickel-Plated Copper, Stainless Steel, POM Acetal, EPDM|
|Water Block Dimensions||Unknown||Unknown|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year|