Today we take a look at the Bitspower GPU Waterblock Acrylic (Clear), designed for the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080/1070 AMP Extreme. The main water block base is made of C1100 copper alloy and features a high durability Nickel finish. It has built-in RGB lighting and a top cover made of Acrylic and comes with a Bitspower back-plate for PCB shielding.
We will be mounting this on to our ZOTAC GTX 1070 AMP Extreme graphics card, and installing the finished product on our Project Core Arancio system for some quick testing. Watch the video of the water block in action … here.
Water cooling your entire system isn’t something everyone will be willing to do. One of the major factors is cost, not to mention the time you’ll need to plan it. An average water cooling setup will easily set you back USD $300-500. And if you decide to add your graphics card to the loop … you’ll need consider adding another $100-150 just for the GPU water block.
But for the extreme enthusiast and modder … watercooling your graphics card is the final step and considered as the “cherry on the cake”.
There is one slight problem however. GPU waterblocks aren’t something you can grab of the shelf. With hundreds of varieties of different graphics cards, getting the right GPU water block can be tricky. The selection of water blocks for your graphics card may be limited. So, if you plan to watercool your graphics card at later stage … consider getting one that has GPU water blocks made for it.
Luckily, Bitspower is one such company that sells GPU waterblocks that will fit most brands. You can checkout their website for more details.
We’ll be testing the GPU water block on a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme, which we’ve installed on our Project Core Arancio system. It will be interesting to see the GPU temperatures at full load.
OK, enough talking … let’s take a closer at the specifications of the Bitspower GPU Waterblock Acrylic (Clear). Buy now at Amazon – https://goo.gl/P6APHo