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Continous improvements and modernizations

The year 2019 brings a lot of structural changes to WATERCOOL: we grow, we rededicate, we improve and modernize!

  • Back in January, we added another 4-axis CNC milling machine
  • In March, we replaced the laser cutter and the punch press with a modern laser/punch-combo machine
  • In April, we replaced the old press brake with a newer, faster and more powerful 6-axis machine
  • Since July, earth moving and excavation for the next section of our machining hall are in progress: Assembly, packaging and shipping will be clustered together to improve our processes. All assembly - workplaces will be fully modernized here.
  • In Fall/Winter, we will add two more CNC milling machines

Our modernizations and improvements are en route to grow our production capacities. This will enable us to provide a better availability of all WATERCOOL products so we will have reliable and fast supply to all of our customers!

HEATKILLER for ASUS ROG Strix 2080 Ti available

All our HEATKILLER IV water blocks for the ASUS ROG STRIX 2080Ti graphics cards are now available! There are three versions: the HEATKILLER® IV for ASUS RTX 2080 Ti STRIX - ACRYL comes with a coldplate made from electrolytic copper. The acrylic window-top grants a perfect view on the cooling engine and the flow path. The HEATKILLER® IV for ASUS RTX 2080 Ti STRIX - ACRYL Ni RGB has a chemically nickel plated cold plate, and the same acrylic window and stainless steel trim. It also comes with a preinstalled RGB strip for perfect illumination! And the HEATKILLER® IV for ASUS RTX 2080 Ti STRIX - ACRYL Ni-Bl RGB comes with the same product features, but has a black trim instead of the stainless steel.
The matching eBC backplate for the block is also available, so your card is cooled and protected from all sides!

WATERCOOL at PAX East 2019

For the second time in a row, we were present with our own booth at PAX East in Boston this year. Together with our partners ModMyMods and DimasTech we presented our current product portfolio. A lot of attention was drawn to a project in development: we exhibited an engineering sample of the current stage of our controller unit in a small demonstration loop. This unit is able to measure and control all mtrics of a cooling loop and display them through an OLED to the user.  We'll update you on new developments for this unit. But the new blocks for the Asus 2080 Ti Strix cards were also highly sought after!

TeamHeatkiller Builds at CES

As every year, 2019 opens with a big bank for Teck Enthusiasts: the CES in Las Vegas in early January. While unfortunately we can't make it in person this year, there'll be (at least) two systems equipped with Heatkiller components:
ASUS will introduce their new Maximus XI Formula motherboard. Canadian pro modder Snef built a show-PC for this again, using a Heatkiller IV Black Copper and a Heatkiller Tube reservoir.
Zotac asked australian STuart Tonks of GGFlan to showcase their 2080 AMP Extreme graphics card. He's using a Heatkiller IV Black Copper and our Heatkiller Tube res as well, together with one of our HTSF2 radiators.
 
If you are in Vegas this year and find one of our components (for example at ASUS or Zotac booth), you can make a selfie, upload it to social media, tag our accounts, and you'll get a 10% discount coupon for our online shop!

Watercool presents Heatkiller® water blocks for GeForce® RTX 2080 und 2080Ti

All Heatkiller water blocks for Nvidia's Geforce® RTX 2080 and 2080Ti and the matching backplate are now available! They come with a lot of features: these blocks have the biggest copper coldplate that we ever produced for a single-GPU graphics card. 1.8lb of 99% pure copper cover the entire length of the PCB. This provides cooling not only to the GPU itself with a central flow cooling engine and the graphics memory, but also all components of the voltage regulation: all relevant MOSFETs and coils are actively cooled with direct flow. But also all the new power delivery components of the RTX20 generation cards are actively cooled by these blocks!
 
For the nickel versions, we only use chemical nickel plating. This elaborate procedure comes with way more even plating thickness and is way more durable and robust. The nickel versions also come with preinstalled RGB LED strips which are compatible to all current gen motherboard or thiord-party-controller 4pin RGB LED headers.
 
The blocks are now available from 109.95€ (inc VAT) in our shop and through our distributor & partner network.
All informations about compatible graphics cards, including 2070 cards, can be found in our compatibility chart.

Pre-Order RTX 20 water blocks, Return of the Copper AN

Pre-Order for our Heatkiller for Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti starts today! We returned with the same five versions that were very popular in the Pascal generation. Coldplates in bare copper or nickel-plated copper, tops in Acetal (POM) or Plexiglas, front screens in stainless steel or anodized aluminum.
In our material selection, we took the next technological step: our coldplates are no longer electrolytically plated, but chemically. The ever-growing range of radiators and show fluids with extreme properties offers increasing wear and tear to the nickel plating. So we decided to choose the technological more complex, more elaborate and more expensive plating: the chemical plating is more durable, more robust, and forms a more stable bond with the copper.
Additionally, the blocks with nickel plated coldplate and acrylic top now also come with preinstalled RGB illumination. The copper acryl version can be equipped with an RGB strip by the customer.
The blocks with copper coldplate will start shipping on October 1st, the versions with nickel plated cold plate will start shipping on October 8th. The perfectly matched backplate for RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti follows on October 15th. All blocks will be discounted by 10€ until October 8th as a pre-order gift.
 
Finally, an old friend of ours makes his return to our product portfolio: the Heatkiller IV COPPER AN CPU blocks were very popular. Unfortunately, a new EU regulation made it impossible to continue the specific plating at the beginning of this year. So it's our great pleasure to announce that we are now able to offer a new version of this classic: the HEATKILLER IV BLACK COPPER. The shade of grey is slightly darker as with the original Copper An, but the BLACK COPPER still keeps the metallic gloss in its almost black surface. Combined with case lighting, this offers absolutely unique and never before seen possibilities!
The BLACK COPPER also is completely chemically nickel plated, which makes it extremely robust against dirty loops or aggressive fluids.
 
Finally, we added a small, but powerful accessory to our lineup: with the PCI slot pass-through bracket, it is super simple to connect external radiators to your internal cooling loop without having to modify or damage your case. The bracket is the perfect link between our popular MO-RA3 radiators and your internal loop!

Watercool at gamescom - Heatkiller blocks RTX2080

Watercool visited the gamescom this year! We went to the Nvidia keynote, spoke to Jensen himself, saw many fascinating casemods with our gear in them, met old friends and made new friends. Thank you to everyone who made this convention a very special event for us!
 
The biggest news of this event was definitely the soon-to-come release of the Nvidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti. We are very porud that we will be able to support both cards, thanks to our great new partners! The copper versions of our Heatkiller blocks will be available end of September, and the nickelplated versions will be available 1-2weeks later. There will be no thermal throttling stopping your ultimate raytracing gaming experience this fall!

CaseMod WorldSeries 2018 participants with WATERCOOL support

EVery year, the CoolerMaster CaseMod WorldSeries is the platform to showcase the best, most innovative and most impressive casemods of the year. So we are very proud to present two contestants in the 2018 bracket that use full WATERCOOL loops in their systems!
Russian Modder Sergey Mnev that produced some great reviews about our products previously presents his stunning scratch build "Zenith MKII".
And malaysian newcommer Zulkhairol from UTPgame shows off his first fullscale mod "Project Lockdown" which is heavily inspired by the Transformers universe.
You can still vote until August 8th - and we'd love to see some support for our great new partners!

HEATKILLER IV for GTX 1080Ti reviewed

American review page [H]ardOCP is well known for tough reviews and thorough teardowns. We are very proud to see that our HEATKILLER® IV for GTX 1080Ti became great scores in their teardown, test and review, and finally even received their Gold Award!

PAX East 2018

In April was one of the biggest Gamer-Expos in America: PAX East in Boston. We shared a booth with our partners from ModMyMods and showed a broad selection of our current product line up. If you couldn't make it out to Boston, you can find a great tour through our booth on Youtube.
We had a great time meeting all the customers and enthusiasts who came visited us! But we also met some industry contacts, and our new friends from GamersNexus even made a short video to show off our products!
Thanks to everyone who paid us a visit and are looking forward to exhibiting again very soon!

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