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Posted March 18, 2011 by Jake in Cooling

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XSPC Rasa GPU

Lastly, we have the XSPC Rasa GPU.

Specifications:

  • Dimension: 50mm x 50mm x 4mm
  • Thread: G1/4”
  • Weight:
  • Material: Copper, Acetal and Steel
  • Accessories: Thermal grease, Mounting Screws & Washers, Installation Guide
  • Compatibility:
    • Nvidia Geforce – GTX580, GTX480, GTX470, GTX460, GTX285, GTX280, GTX275, GTX260, GTS250, 9800GT, 9600GT, 8800GTX, 8800GTS, 8800GT
    • ATI/AMD Radeon – 5870, 5850, 5830, 5770, 5750, 5670, 5570, 5550, 4890, 4870, 4850, 4670, 3870, 3850, 2900, 1900
  • Cost: $60 MSRP

The XSPC Rasa GPU block may look familiar to some of you, as it’s based on their popular Rasa CPU block design. The Rasa GPU is fabricated from copper and Acetal, and its housing is CNC-milled from solid black Acetal. There are two G1/4” thread ports on the side of the housing, spaced 20mm apart, and are compatible with most compression fittings. XSPC engraved their logo on top of the matte black housing, and also included the word “IN” to specifically identify the inlet port. The copper base is mirror-polished to maximize the contact surface. The 0.25mm micro-pin matrix design is similar to the Swiftech block, and this design creates a high surface area to improve contact and thermal performance, sporting over 1200 individual micro-pins.

The Rasa GPU hold-down bracket is simple and functional; it sports four slots and holes which are compatible with many graphics card models from Nvidia and ATI/AMD. This water block is also compatible with many older graphics cards that feature only two mounting holes.

The Rasa accepts most standard G1/4” barbs and compression fittings but only up to 3/8”ID size though.

Let’s take a look at the overall block comparison now.

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