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    New Koolance CPU-380 Water Blocks!

    We are pleased to announce our newest CPU water blocks for Intel and AMD sockets, the CPU-380I and CPU-380A. Please see Stren's roundup for test results (soon to include our CPU-380). He also has a more detailed review here.

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    It looks alot like a xspc acetal top inside and a EK supreme HF bottom
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    I think they look pretty nice. Mountings look very good also !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riska View Post
    It looks alot like a xspc acetal top inside and a EK supreme HF bottom
    Except it performs better than either. Also the 380 top is similar to koolance CPU 370 which came out before raystorms similar top. But they all build on others designs, the key is making it better, which looks like Koolance did.

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    I hope I can test this one I wonder how it performs on 1155.

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    Are they microoo pins or the slots we see on many blocks these days? hard to tell from the pic.

    The 370 is a decent block, hoping to see what Koolance has this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conumdrum View Post
    Are they microoo pins or the slots we see on many blocks these days? hard to tell from the pic.

    The 370 is a decent block, hoping to see what Koolance has this time.
    They are microfins (no pins).

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    Moved to ivy bridge today. Opened my CPU-350 and it's looking beat after 4 years.

    Anyone have these in stock?

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    Running a CPU-370 v1.1 with an EK Supremacy sitting on my desk. Might have the sell the EK before I get to use it.

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    Hats off for pulling top performance. Pitty looks have suffered a lot. After EK supremacy bubbles now this. Block would look more acceptable & I wouldn't badmouth 380 .. if there weren't 360 & 370 before which were imho almost benchmark how good blocks might look. New design probably is cheaper to make, is not THAT bad looking among common looking blocks, might even be ok design for budget blocks like 370S{I,A}. But 360/370 from before spoils it . Of course, it's just my taste/opinion, there might be some who prefer new looks to old design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Moved to ivy bridge today. Opened my CPU-350 and it's looking beat after 4 years.

    Anyone have these in stock?
    The Koolance store does, haven't seen any of the usual stores get them in stock though

    $75 which makes it less than the 370 - so yeah I think they did cut costs by moving away from full metal, but at least that got passed on to the buyer too.

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    Is the preferred orientation of the ports vertical with this block? Or is it just for the photo. I always used my 370 with the ports horizontal.

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    I ordered one last night, looking forward to testing it out. Hopefully they, or someone, will come out with different tops (clear, metal, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feklar View Post
    Is the preferred orientation of the ports vertical with this block? Or is it just for the photo. I always used my 370 with the ports horizontal.
    In my testing I orient the block so that the text and logos would be the right way up when a motherboard is in a "normal" tower case. I assume this is what a manufacturer would expect you to do. It should be noted that this means that the channels on the 370 block will be going vertically but the 380 will be going horizontally

    Once I'm done with all the other block testing, I'll be going back to double check what effect, if any, this has.

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    ugly as hell.. but the performance is impressive
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    What is the maximum size of compressions that will fit next to each other on top? And what size are those in the photo please? Thank you.
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    I really like the looks and finish quality.
    This is definitely going to be my next block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicfan View Post
    What is the maximum size of compressions that will fit next to each other on top? And what size are those in the photo please? Thank you.
    Not sure - the port spacing looks to be about 25mm centre to centre, but here's a photo with my VL4N's on there which are larger than most 1/2x3/4 compressions:



    FWIW the only block that I couldn't fit this VL4N setup on was the watercool heatkiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicfan View Post
    What is the maximum size of compressions that will fit next to each other on top? And what size are those in the photo please? Thank you.
    I measured the distance from center on the threads at about 26mm. I believe we used 10x16mm compression fittings in those photos, but our 13x19mm compressions also fit fine.

    We know aesthetics will always get mixed opinions, as it also was for the CPU-360/370 (a design I'm partial to). Eventually, though, you've gotta try something new . The main focus for CPU-380 was on performance and lowering the price from CPU-360/370.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolance View Post
    I measured the distance from center on the threads at about 26mm. I believe we used 10x16mm compression fittings in those photos, but our 13x19mm compressions also fit fine.

    We know aesthetics will always get mixed opinions, as it also was for the CPU-360/370 (a design I'm partial to). Eventually, though, you've gotta try something new . The main focus for CPU-380 was on performance and lowering the price from CPU-360/370.

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    Any plans on making different tops you can buy separately? I'm a sucker for clear tops. Either way, mine should be here on Tuesday. Cant wait...

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    Koolance: what do you think of releasing full-black block (with matte black mounting plate) or optional replacement plate (with also black all of the mounting screws)

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    Why does Koolance take an extra SEVEN days to process USPS? I would love to order a block and they are the only ones in stock, but I don't feel like getting ripped off for $20+ for USPS or Fedex shipping when USPS Priority is $7. Almost feels like they add the extra seven days for USPS orders to push you towards spending more on shipping.

    Any idea when sidewinder, frozencpu, etc, will have stock?
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    Why they place the I/O holes too close omg?
    I doubt you could use two 45 degrees 13/19mm compression fittings there...

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    Got done with taking the perfomance data vs flow/pump settings and the 380 is still taking names, the high flow temps were so good I had to change my axis minimum:




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    Definitely impressive. I don't suppose you have any pictures comparing the internals of both the 370 and the 380? Including the impingement plate.

    I'd also prefer black mounting plate and hardware. Chrome is so 2010.

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