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ive just google Koolance VID-428, GX280 problems nothing came up
    
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i updated my previous post take a look.
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Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
like i said, you should be ok with most of your blocks. lol.. where is naekuh.

from what i found out.. the only one that would give you a problem is your NB block and ram block, they hav an aluminum top and casing respectively. this model: CHC-120-V06 and RAM-35.

this was listed in koolance's specifications.
Naekuh is over at XS lol

I somewhat trust Koolance's new CPU blocks and their new GPU blocks. Everything else, I would just buy from another manufacturer.
Edited by dM@n - 12/14/08 at 7:03pm
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The reason why a lot of companies can get away with selling lower quality products is because there are people who are willing to buy it. Generally they target more mainstream users who are more interested in looks, having everything that's necessary bundled into a single kit, and most importantly are looking for low prices; these people generally do not look at the performance characteristics. One way these companies reduce the end user cost is by using less expensive materials such as aluminum rather than copper; another is to use simpler component designs that are easier to produce and less costly to machine.

Granted these companies have gotten quite a bit of flack from the enthusiast community for use of cheap materials; particularly aluminum since Galvanic corrosion is a known problem (I heard that for a while Koolance's fluid had a high concentration of corrosion inhibitors to try to reduce the chances of corrosion problems). From what I can tell, Koolance is not really using Aluminum in their newer blocks.

Koolance's products are probably better now than what they used to be, but I personally would not buy it.
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If you already have it and cant sell it there or whatever just be sure to use a good anti-corrosive in it. You can just automotive anti-freeze at around 10% the rest distilled water and it will help. What the anti-freeze does is raise your Ph level to a more base state, you need it around a 7-8 or so. When your coolant starts looking cloudy change it because that means its turning more acidic again.

..Galvanic corrosion

I think of this every time I hear Koolance mentioned....Koolance Owned by Hw Labs, AGAIN!!! LoL
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that looks vey nice

this what ive found in a form room

As you say, "they seem to be among the best built out there". The block is not polished before the nickel plating is applied (unlike their CPU blocks) -- plenty of cut marks, far from a smooth surface. The base of the replacement block isn't flat either, even tho it's slightly less concave than the 1st one. There's a noticable gap between the main cooling area and the G200 IHS. IMHO the height of the posts responsible for holding the cooler on the PCA is about 1/10 - 2/10mm too much, the distance betw. the RAM/Vreg chips hovers right around 0.5mm, ei. you can't use the 1mm white TIM (too much stress on the PCA) and the 0.5mm TIM pads barely connect, you risk loosing contact if you don't support the whole assembly in the case. Not what I would call "precision", but to be expected -- you get what you pay for and this block is fairly cheap
    
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post #57 of 68
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So the card is fine "on air". Are you implying it would be worse with the Koolance block?

No, just saying the the new card isn't broken like the 1st one was. If the block would make good contact I'm sure it would work ok. Since it doesn't I'm looking for alternatives
    
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holy god that must have cost a mint
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review
Great block when it was working. Dropped the cards temps from 90C idle down to 41C idle and about 50C load temp... That was with the most overclock I could get out of the card... but, the block broke. After about a month I noticed my water level was dropping. It took me a while to find the leak, but it turned out that both of the blocks had multiple cracks in the acrylic where the blank plugs are. Is this just a fluke that both would crack or just bad design in the first place? I don''t really know, I will be doing an RMA for both of my blocks and we will see with the replacments. I will post back after I have had them running for a couple of months.
    
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My card at idle is 36c and under load never makes it past 42c and my air cooled cards with fans at 100% are like 56c .This block is MASSIVE and it looks great too!
    
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