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German AquaComputer Also Builds R9 Fury X Water Block

Although the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X features water cooling from the factory, there are still those among us who wish to water cool these cards in a custom loop. Recently, EKWB launched its EK-FC Fury X water block, and now AquaComputer from Germany is launching its own block, the Kryographics Fury X. The water block will launch in four different variants, but AquaComputer only provided the details for the plain copper version with an acrylic cover.

Because of the way the GPU on the R9 Fury X is made, cooling manufacturers must pay extra attention to how they shape the cold contact surface. The GPU's shape itself is flat, and so is that of the four HBM stacks, but the HBM stacks are slightly taller than the GPU. Therefore, if the section of the cold plate that covers the GPU is at the same level as that of the HBM modules, there will be a bigger gap between the GPU and cold plate than is preferable, which can significantly affect thermal performance. AquaComputer claimed that it managed to solve this problem using high-precision CNC machines with very low tolerances.

The German manufacturer also created a high-flow design, which is based on a simple concept. Rather than pushing the fluid into one side of the microchannel structure over the GPU and out the other, the fluid is pushed into the middle of the microchannel from above (as you can see from the below image, where the metal plate is removed), and pushed out through both sides, effectively halving the hydraulic restriction. The fluid also flows over the card's VRM circuitry.

AquaComputer will have a plain version of the block with a clear Plexiglas cover, and "Black Edition" blocks with dark tinted Plexiglas covers. Both of these will come in either plain copper versions, or nickel-plated. All of the blocks come with G1/4" threading, making them compatible with almost all custom liquid cooling loops.

In a forum post, an AquaComputer representative indicated that the company will also be selling a single-slot bracket to replace the dual-slot expansion slot cover that comes with the R9 Fury X from the factory, allowing you to build a true single-slot behemoth of a graphics card.

The plain versions cost €99.99 including VAT when ordered from Germany, and the nickel-plated variants have a €15 premium. U.S. pricing remains unknown.

Update: 7/13:2015, 3:13pm PT: Removed link to FrozenCPU due to closure earlier this year. Thank you for reminding us.

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  • Calculatron
    Mother of god.
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  • Larry Litmanen
    WOW, so this watercooling can make any two slot GPU into a tiny, think single slot GPU.


    I wonder if there's an affordable way to build a closed look watercooling kit that can cool both CPU and GPU under $100.
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  • jhanschu
    It would probably be a good idea to not link frozencpu.com. There is a site notification on the bottom of their home page stating as of 2-21-15 they would not be taking new orders. There has been some controversy over the past several months surrounding the company with little to no communication or changes to the website. You may want to inform them that Performance-PCs is now the major retailer in the US for watercooling gear.
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  • Rhinofart
    LOL I was going to mention that FrozenCPU isn't in business anymore. Which sucks for me as they were the only ones who stocked a bunch of the weird exotic stuff. I love the Aquacomputer blocks. I use them for all my CPU / GPU water-cooling duties. I absolutely love the looks of my GPU Heatkiller 3 copper edition.
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  • alidan
    LOL I was going to mention that FrozenCPU isn't in business anymore. Which sucks for me as they were the only ones who stocked a bunch of the weird exotic stuff. I love the Aquacomputer blocks. I use them for all my CPU / GPU water-cooling duties. I absolutely love the looks of my GPU Heatkiller 3 copper edition.

    if i remember right, they stocked the energy drink cocaine... fantastic drink but expensive from almost everywhere, they sold it for the cheapest i ever saw it sold... i bogut more energy drinks from them than anything else.

    god i wish someplace stocked cocaine near me for cheap... such a weird tasting drink but so good.
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  • Tanquen
    Site down until further notice
    February 21, 2015
    FrozenCPU.com will not be taking new orders or processing pending orders for at least the next 30 days. We currently are attempting to hire new staff to get things moving again. We apologize for this inconvenience. - Mark Friga Jr.
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  • thundervore
    WOW, so this watercooling can make any two slot GPU into a tiny, think single slot GPU.


    I wonder if there's an affordable way to build a closed look watercooling kit that can cool both CPU and GPU under $100.

    It existed, then some bright person at Asetek swept it under the rug thinking they can make more money if they sell them separately :(
    http://forums.pureoverclock.com/buy-sell-trade-online-deals/18628-asetek-760gc-combo-liquid-cooler-nvidia-gtx-470-480-570-580-69-99-a.html
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  • RedJaron
    16242413 said:
    WOW, so this watercooling can make any two slot GPU into a tiny, think single slot GPU.
    Waterblocks have been able to do this for years. However, most GPUs have double-slot I/O outputs, particularly with stacked DVI ports.
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  • DarkSable
    16242718 said:
    if i remember right, they stocked the energy drink cocaine... fantastic drink but expensive from almost everywhere, they sold it for the cheapest i ever saw it sold... i bogut more energy drinks from them than anything else.

    god i wish someplace stocked cocaine near me for cheap... such a weird tasting drink but so good.

    They did; I first tried it with my first order from Frozen CPU. You can buy it just as cheaply from the website of the manufacturer, though: http://www.reduxdirect.com/
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  • hannibal
    "The fluid also flows over the card's VRM circuitry"
    That is important part because the VRM has been the hot spot for Fyry cards. This may be the first solution that can give some overclocking headroom...
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