Some of you might remember the drama behind Duke Nukem Forever. In the end, it wasn’t quite that bad with our FTW3 cooler because after all we “only” needed 1 year longer and the result is definitely worth seeing. Our new FTW3 cooling block combines all the knowledge and experience we have gathered with the HEATKILLER V generation and combines it all in an incredibly beautiful and elegant package.
Improvements over the highly acclaimed predecessor:
- Dual-layer flow path
- Refined cooling structure
- Improved flow rate
- Symmetrical design
- Screwless front cover
- Integrated aRGB
- Isolating standoffs made from high-performance plastic (PEEK)
- CNC cut thermal pads
- Kryonaut thermal paste integrated
“Our development always focused on improving the cooling performance.” (Rico Weber, WATERCOOL CEO, Sep.2020)
By raising the number of cooling fins directly above the DIE, we improved the cooling performance in this most critical area. The cold plate is milled from a solid piece of 99% pure electrolytic copper and makes perfect contact to all relevant components. The innovative dual-layer flow path layout distributes the coolant on two parallel layers. This improves the flow rate of the HEATKILLER® V block by over 30% compared to its predecessor.
Symmetrical, wide flow channels reduce dead spots (standing liquid) to the absolute minimum and improve not only the flow rate, but also the cooling performance. newly developed standoffs made from an industrial-grade high-performance plastic (PEEK) isolate the massive 10mm copper block perfectly from the PCB.
With all the technical innovations also come new design choices. The screwless top makes the HEATKILLER® V look like it’s made from one piece. The symmetrical flow channel layout gives the block an absolutely unique look and sets it off from any other water block. The versions with nickel-plated coldplate and acrylic top also come with integrated aRGB illumination to perfectly integrate the GPU block into an existing illumination concept.
The acclaimed Kryonaut thermal paste from Thermal Grizzly guarantees perfect contact between block and GPU die. CNC cut thermal pads provide cooling for RAM and voltage regulation. The pads can be easily removed without tearing.
- Active Backplate
- Passive Backplate
- Vertical port terminal, both from POM and acrylic
Separately sold optional accessories like backplates and a vertical port terminal further improve the value of the new HEATKILLER® V platform. All products are manufactured from selected high-class raw materials by well established and trusted manufacturers, like PLEXIGLAS® GS from EVONIK. Even the metals are carefully selected for perfect purity and specs.
All HEATKILLER® V products are manufactured on our own modern CNC machining park in Waren, Germany. Many manufacturing steps are also done by hand, and each individual product is assembled and finished under four-eyes principle.
Material coldplate: nickel-plated electrolytic copper
Material top: PLEXIGLAS® GS
Material cover: annealed stainless steel
Material port terminal: Acetal (POM)
Ports: 4x G ¼ Zoll (DIN ISO 228-1)
Pressure tested: 2 bar
EVGA Geforce RTX 3080 FTW3
EVGA Geforce RTX 3080Ti FTW3
EVGA Geforce RTX 3090 FTW3
Please check http://gpu.watercool.de to learn more
Scope of Delivery:
1x HEATKILLER® V
1x HEATKILLER® LED Strip aRGB
1x Mounting material
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut