Aqua Computer Waterblocks (Cont’d)
The Cuplex XT mid plate is responsible for channeling flow thru the waterblock. Water enters the right chamber (labeled IN) and is accelerated down onto half of the copper pins. A baffle on the bottom of the mid plate directs the water back up into the left chamber thru two return passageways. The water is once again accelerated by the second set of nozzles onto the other half of the copper pins. Double impact!
Note that there are 25 holes (nozzles) in each chamber but not all of the holes are chamfered (not enough room to get tooling into the tight spaces next to the walls to cut the chamfers).
The Cuplex XT Dual Impact waterblock is compatible with either Intel P4 LGA775/478 or AMD socket A64/AM2/754/939/940 processors depending on which version you buy.
Aqua Computer AquagraFX8800 GTX VGA Waterblock
The AquagraFX 8800 GTX waterblock comes with thermal pads and uses the stock NVIDIA cooler screws and springs for mounting. It incorporates a large, one-piece aluminum heatsink that is anodized inside and out to help prevent corrosion. The stainless steel cover plate has the Aqua Computer logo laser etched on the surface and the cooler also features a blue LED illuminated logo on top.
The AquagraFX 8800 GTX features two self-levelling (spring loaded) pads that contact the GPU and HDCP/Video chip.
With the cover plate removed you can see the cooling water channel as it winds its way thru the heatsink from the inlet to the outlet fitting.
One of the big advantages of using waterblocks to cool the CPU and video card(s) is that all of the waste heat is transported outside the PC enclosure and dissipated by the Aquaduct external cooling unit, which can help lower internal case temperatures significantly.