Komodo RX480 VGA Waterblock
Price: $99.95
Sale Price: $49.98
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Part Number: KOMODO-RX480
Bulk shipping information: 12 Pcs/Ctn

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The Komodo™ RX480 full cover VGA waterblock is a high performance cooling solution with advanced thermal design and low flow restriction, compatible with Radeon™ RX 480 Graphics Cards (AMD reference PCB design). The coolant flow path includes all critical components such as GPU, memory, VR's and power mosfets. Proper cooling of all the critical components contributes to overclocking stability, reliable operations, and longevity of the graphics card. The block also covers the entire PCB, leaving no components exposed to possible damages during handling.

Optional Accessories

  • Back-plate:  the precision-machined billet aluminum back-plate, features a black-anodized silky smooth surface finish, and is intended to protect the fragile components found on the back of the graphics card PCB as well as providing a perfectly finished high-end "factory" look to the entire assembly.

  • LS80 lightstrip:  the LS80 lightstrip features 4 Addressable RGB LED's compatible with Swiftech Iris-Eco LED controller found in the award winning Drive X2 CPU cooling kits. This accessory can be installed in existing mounting holes on the side of the Komodo RX480 housing. Thanks to this option, users can now control the entire lighting/color theme of their build at the touch of a button. The Iris-Eco light controller is necessary to operate the LS80 lightstrip, and is sold separately. See LS80 Lightstrip product page.

  • Iris-Eco Light controller: the Iris-Eco is a multi-function device including both light control and PWM signal splitting functionalities. The on board light controller chip provides 8 color choices + 3 dimming settings;  the PCB is populated with three 3-pin ALED connectors, one push-button switch for light control, and one 2-pin connector for remote light control. See Iris-Eco product page.

  • SLI installations:  Fully compatible with Swiftech's new Universal bridges. See the bridges product page.

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Why is the Komodo-RX480 a superior cooling solution ?
The only true full cover water-block The blocks cover the full length of the card and utilizes all the original circuit board mounting points; this results in superior thermal interface with all the components, but more importantly it prevents bending and/or damage to the card compared to competing solutions that leave critical components exposed for cost saving purposes.
Moderate flow restriction by design The water channels have been optimized for optimum flow rate in order to take into account multiple waterblocks in the same loop; additionally, the high efficiency of the thermal design authorizes better thermal performance at low flow rates.
Back-plate A high quality black-anodized aluminum back-plate is available in option;  the original factory back plate is compatible with this product.
True Chrome Plated copper base plate Maintenance-free, corrosion-free, discoloration-free, and a brighter whiter color: the precision CNC machined copper base plate is plated with true chrome, as opposed to commonly used nickel plating (which is yellowish).
Precision CNC machined housing The housing is precision CNC machined out of top quality Acrylic material.
Pre-applied thermal pads High conductivity thermal pads are applied to the memory and VRM areas;  there is no need to waste time cutting thermal pads as is often the case with other blocks; high quality Tim-Mate™ 2 thermal grease is included with the water-block for application to the GPU area.
SLI support
Depending on your motherboard, up to four Komodo-RX480 waterblocks can be interconnected using Lok-Seal™ adjustable connector fittings.

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What is included in the box
Installation screws
Pre-installed thermal pads
Tim Mate 2 Thermal grease
(2) G1/4 plugs
Installation guide
Technical Specifications
Inlet & Outlet port thread standard:: 1/4" BSPP (G1/4) 
Quality assurance: leak tested at 30 PSI 
Thermal joints installation: 
  • GPU: thermal compound (included) 
  • Memory & power fets: pre-installed 0.5mm thermal pads
Housing material: Acrylic
Base Plate material: Chrome plated C110 copper
Optional back-plate material: Black anodized aluminum
Dimensions:  (L) 7.5" - 190mm x (W) 4.8" - 123mm x (H) .79" - 20mm (measured from GPU pedestal to top of housing)
Mass: 39 oz -  1105 g


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The Komodo-RX480 is compatible with AMD® Radeon reference PCB designs (109-D00947-00_02).   The PCB revision number represents the deciding factor to go by when selecting your Swiftech product,rather than the brand and/or model number of the card. AMD® reference design boards usually bear the AMD® logo, with the PCB number positioned directly below it.  Please carefully inspect your card to locate the PCB revision number.  

Brand Model
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5    
ASUS Radeon RX 480 RX480-8G 8GB GDDR5 (90YV09Z0-U0NA00)    
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 (GV-RX480D5-8GD-B)    
HIS Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 (HS-480R8FSNR)    
MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GDDR5    
MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 (V803-862R)    
PowerColor Radeon RX 480 4GB GDDR5 (AXRX 480 4GBD5-M3DH)    
PowerColor Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 (AXRX 480 8GBD5-M3DH)    
Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4G D5 4GB GDDR5 (11256-00)    
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB GDDR5 (21260-01)    
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 (21260-00)    
VisionTek Radeon RX480    
XFX Radeon RX 480 Black Edition 8GB GDDR5 (RX-480M8BBA6)    
XFX Radeon RX 480 Core Edition 4GB GDDR5 (RX-480M4BFA6) 

Installation Guides (PDF)

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