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Koolance VID-AR587 GPU Water Block

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Posted March 18, 2010 by Jake in Cooling
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Introduction

ATI’s powerful graphics cards such the Radeon 5870 and 5970 tend to output a tremendous amount of heat while at full power or in an overclocked state.  And if you are lucky enough to live in a colder climate or your home is climate-controlled then air cooling might be sufficient to handle all the heat.  Unfortunately, not all of us have an A/C unit in our homes, or even live in a colder climate which we would find tolerable 365 days a year.  I’m sure we all have been sitting in a 30°C room uncomfortably playing our favorite games, hoping that our video cards don’t get so hot.

Are you an avid water cooling user?  Then you have probably heard  the Koolance name before, and if you say “No never heard of them” then you are probably the only one.  Koolance was formed more than a decade ago by an engineer, so the company’s main focus is on engineering, innovation, and professional quality products.  Koolance has produced numerous liquid cooling products, for mainstream and hardcore water cooling users.

Luckily, we have the opportunity to test one of their new full cover GPU water blocks on the Radeon 5870 graphics card. Let’s find out how well it performs in keeping the beast cool and quiet.

Thanks to Koolance for supplying the review sample.

"With research beginning in 1995 and in 2000, Koolance has become well-known for innovation. From smaller components, such as its patented cooling blocks, to the world?s first professional PC external system, the Exos, Koolance has continued its role as a pioneer in cooling equipment and design. Exceptional performance, reliability, power savings, and significant noise reduction are what make Koolance the thermal management choice for customers worldwide."

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