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[TPU] Swiftech Introduces the Full-Cover Caldera HD4870X2 Water Block

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Introducing the Caldera cooling system for AMD HD4870X2 graphics cards from Swiftech. The Caldera 4870X2 is a hybrid cooling system for AMD HD4870X2 reference graphics cards. It is composed of two separate elements: a water-block that cools both GPU's, and a passive heatsink to cool the rest of the components such as the GDDR5 memory, voltage regulators and the I/O chip. The Caldera 4870X2 water-block utilizes Swiftech's proven Diamond Pin Matrix technology and premium copper baseplate for the highest cooling performance. Additionally, there's a built-in white LED that illuminates throught the clear acrylic sides of the GPU water block when in operation. The full-cover water block weights in 411g and has a MSRP of $159.95. It is available now. Inside the package you'll also find 1/2" barbs, (2) plugs, thermal pads, Arctic Céramique thermal grease, mounting screws and installation guide.








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post #2 of 8
that thing looks like a beast.
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post #3 of 8
If its not too restrictive I like it :-) Get water to what needs water and it weighs about half what most full face blocks weigh!
post #4 of 8
bleh... you can't beat the XSPC Razor FC block for $99

that's the reason i go Full Cover, no need for directed airflow on the card itself. but then again, i over-rad so an extra 50 watts of VRM added to my loop wont' affect my water temps at all.
    
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Expensive, but looks nice
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I dont like it, the VRM's can get very hot, and it looks like with this, they go from being fan cooled, to passively cooled, the only thing being water cooled are the gpu cores.
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post #7 of 8
I love Swiftech products I have never had a faulty anything shipped to me, or anything leak for that matter.

Both of my Danger Denn blocks had to be replaced within 3 weeks of installation. While my Swiftech 8800 block lasted for a year with no problems.

It might be a little more expensive but it is worth it IMO.
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Hopefully they learned their lesson from Stealth lol
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