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XSPC create more affordable Blade series water blocks for the AMD RX 480

XSPC create more affordable Blade series water blocks for the AMD RX 480

XSPC create more affordable Blade series water blocks for the AMD RX 480

XSPC create more affordable Blade series water blocks for the AMD RX 480

 

XSPC created their new Blade series of affordable GPU water blocks for the AMD RX 480, offering full cover block performance at a reduced price.  

This new series of water blocks will lack some of the features of their XSPC Razor series counterparts but offer the same basic cooling design and should offer the same cooling performance. This new block is currently available for Pre-order for £67.01, which is significantly cheaper than traditional GPU waterblocks. 

 

Full cover Slim Line Radeon RX480 Waterblock, lower cost, same performance as the Razer.

  XSPC create more affordable Blade series water blocks for the AMD RX 480

 

Looking at this render we can see that this block does not have a clear acrylic layer, preventing this GPU from being illuminated by LEDs and only has vertically mounted G1/4" ports. This makes this block much more basic than traditional XSPC water block designs, though this should also attract a lot more RX 480 users to water cooling as traditional water blocks cost around 50% of the GPUs current retail price. 

XSPC will be releasing the full specifications of this water block sometime within the next week. 

  

You can join the discussion on XSPC's ultra affordable Blade series RX 480 water block on the OC3D Forums

 

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05-07-2016, 07:48:49

Daiyus
This looks interesting. I've been considering testing a custom loop in my current rig and getting an RX 480 to do it with as my HD 7870 just isn't worth doing anything with, and a block for it would cost more than the card is worth.

I actually really like the ultra-slim basic look. I'm using a Silverstone FTZ01 so space is at a premium at the best of times. I'm going to use QDC connections to allow easy separation of the lid and GPU brackets from the case and an external reservoir (for aesthetics).

I've have been scratching my head about the best way to run out to the reservoir. Looking at how much space there is above the displayports I could run a passthrough straight out the back of the card.

EKWB are great, but pricey. As an introduction to watercooling this could be the answer I was looking for.Quote

05-07-2016, 12:53:48

NeverBackDown
Might just tempt me to go under waterQuote

05-07-2016, 23:02:52

Kushiro
Wouldnt bother going under water for the reference rx480Quote

06-07-2016, 00:03:24

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Wouldnt bother going under water for the reference rx480
Reference PCB with an 8pin would still fit this block it seems. It's not very intrusive judging by the renderQuote

06-07-2016, 03:41:43

AlienALX
This is awesome and not just a huge slab of metal like Alphacool's cheap blocks.Quote
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