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Koolance CPU-330 and VID-282 Waterblock Review

Manufacturer: Koolance
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Koolance CPU-330 Cooling Block


The CPU-330 is Koolance’s newest CPU waterblock and incorporates a dark gray, Titanium-look, anodized aluminum top and a 24k gold plated, pure copper base for optimum heat transfer.  The base and cover screw together and are permanently sealed with epoxy so you don’t need to worry about it leaking.


The CPU-330 uses an array of tightly spaced, tiny 3-sided pyramids to greatly increase the wetted surface area of the copper base plate. 


Two flow diverters channel water thru the CPU-330 for increased heat transfer.  The base of the CPU-330 waterblock appears flat and exhibits a mirror finish.  It comes protected by a clear plastic film that must of course be removed prior to installation.


The 24k gold plating serves two important functions.  First, it provides a tarnish resistant outer finish that always looks spectacular.  But more importantly, gold is inert at room temperatures, which virtually eliminates galvanic corrosion that occurs when copper and aluminum are used together in the same system.



(Courtesy of Koolance)


The CPU-330 cooling block measures 2.4” (60mm) in diameter by 0.7” (18mm) high and weighs 7 ounces (198g).


Everything needed for quick and easy installation is included with the CPU-330 cooling block, except nozzles, which must be ordered according to the size you need.  The universal mounting hardware supports all the latest processors from both Intel and AMD.

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