Phanteks Glacier Series RGB Water Cooling Now Available!

Looking to set the new standard for premium grade watercooling equipment, Phanteks has announced its new Glacier series for CPU and GPU blocks , as well as fitting accessories. Designed for use with Nvidia’s latest 10 Series GeForce GTX graphics cards, the first within Phanteks latest line up are the G1080 water blocks – compatible with GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 GPUs. Ensuring the blocks are
highly compatible with a variety of add-in board partner products, Phanteks has designed a total of 5 cooling blocks. Visually identical and composed of the same materials and build quality, the G1080 is compatible with MSI, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte and Nvidia Founders Edition graphics cards. Crafted from automotive and aerospace grade materials, the blocks consist of an anodized, chrome plated aluminium plate, with a polished acrylic surface in a nickel finish.

Ensuring compatibility with the original backplates of the standard graphics cards, the blocks will be available in colour configurations of Satin Black and Mirror Chrome. Keeping up with the current trend of disco aesthetics and “RGB Everything!” – Epilepsy be damned, as Phanteks has provided full support for their own RGB-equipped chassis, as well as third-party solutions such as MSI Mystic Light Sync and Asus Aura Sync. Phanteks makes this possible through industry standards, including a 4-Pin RGB adapter for full control and synchronisation. Not skimping out form over function, the premium high-quality engineering that’s been applied to these full-cover
water blocks is said to deliver a high-tier of performance and improvements, that meets the needs of watercooling enthusiasts.

Constructed from a thick copper base for higher levels of heat transfer and reduced flow resistance, the blocks also make use of a Viton O-Ring, which allows for enhanced durability against the wear and tear that can arise from installation, as well an improved rubber sealing for aggressive fluids and extreme temperatures. Ensuring efficiency and the best possible performance, Phanteks includes its PH-NDC Nano Diamond Thermal Compound. Given the level of RGB integration, the supreme coating of polished acrylic and the level of performance that the Glacier1080 is set to deliver – the term Lights, Camera, Action! Feel almost too good to pass up.

Keeping to the same visual traits and build quality of the Glacier1080, Phanteks’ CPU water blocks provide the same functionality and high-quality of cooling that Phanteks has become so well known for. Created solely for high performance, Phanteks greatly emphasizes their focus within the design and engineering that’s gone into the creation of the water block. Known as the Glacier C350i, visual qualities consist of colour configurations in Satin Black and Mirror Chrome – much akin to the G1080 – with Phanteks’ logo visible on the anodized chrome
aluminium cover plate. Adhering to the same acrylic surface and quality nickel finish across the exterior, internal design seeks to implement many different solutions for ultimate performance.

Crafted from a unibody copper base, fine-tuned at 0.4MM wide and 5MM high, the Glacier C350i features an integrated construction of cooling fins in order to provide improved conductivity. Phanteks states that this also adds to the overall improvement of heat dissipation during extreme sessions of overclocking. Supported in-full for RGB configurations, a 4-Pin RGB adapter is also included for MSI Mystic Light Sync and Asus Aura Sync. Taking note of UV coolants and the ever growing trend of RGB customization, it would appear that Phanteks seeks to provide a far more efficient solution with cross-compatibility – allowing easier management of lighting preferences. Compatible with Intel LGA 2011-3 and LGA 115X CPUs, those on the latest Kabylake platform will benefit greatly thanks to the extremely fast clock speeds offered by the architecture.

Providing an assortment of fittings of both the hard tubing and soft tubing variety, Phanteks has applied the same automotive and aerospace grade materials of solid brass and chrome plated anodized aluminium, in order to ensure premium quality and high performance. Following the same visual traits of both the Glacier G1080 and the C350i, the fittings also contain Viton O-Rings, available in Satin Black or Mirror Chrome colour configurations. Consisting of 13/10MM and 16/10MM G1/4 soft tubing options, along with 12MM and 16MM G1/4 varieties for hard tubing, Phanteks will also be providing a vast selection of hard tube rotary and universal fittings, as well as
adapters and stop-fitters.

Available on the 15th February, overclocking enthusiasts keen on gaining the maximum performance from their CPUs and GPUs along with a stylish aesthetic, will be able to purchase Phanteks’ latest watercooling equipment.

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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