Corsair Announces New Hydro 30-Series XG7 RGB GPU Water Blocks

In conjunction with today’s release of NVIDIA’s 3080 GPUs, Corsair has announced an upcoming release of their latest GPU water cooling blocks: the Hydro X 30-Series XG7 RGB. Designed for both Founder’s Edition and reference designs, the newest water blocks will fit a multitude of 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. Like the previous 20-series water blocks, the 30-series blocks will be constructed of precision milled nickel-plated copper with a stylish black aluminum shroud and feature RGB lighting. Prices are not currently available, but if the 20-series blocks can be used as a gauge, we can expect the prices to be around $150. Please read further for more information from Corsair.


CORSAIR to Release New Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 30 Series GPU Water Blocks

FREMONT, CA, September 17th, 2020 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced an upcoming new range of Hydro X Series XG7 RGB GPU Water Blocks for NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs. Available soon in multiple models compatible with the Founders Edition NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080, as well as reference designs from ASUS Strix, MSI Ventus, and other select AIB partner cards, XG7 RGB Water Blocks will enable you to unlock the true potential of your RTX 30 Series graphics card with the lower temperatures and head-turning style of a Hydro X Series custom cooling loop.

Per NVIDIA – NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs deliver a huge leap forward in performance, enabling gamers, creators, and developers to experience entirely new worlds of gaming and imagination. Powered by NVIDIA Ampere architecture – NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture – the new GeForce RTX™ 30 Series boasts new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors to deliver jaw-dropping performance at 4K, and even 8K, resolutions. This amazing performance, however, means both the RTX 3080 and 3090 draw over 300W of power at load to render the latest games and applications at previously unseen frame rates, making them some of the thermally demanding GPUs on the market. A Hydro X Series custom cooling system equipped with new XG7 RGB 30 Series Water Blocks is able to tame the temperatures that these new cards are capable of generating, by carrying the heat to a dedicated radiator and efficiently exhausting it from your system, allowing it to quietly run at optimal performance even while playing the most demanding games.

With a core block made from precision milled nickel-plated copper and a total-conversion shroud finished in stylish black aluminum, each XG7 RGB Water Block provides the premium cooling your graphics card needs to reach its full performance potential. More than 50 high-density micro-skived cooling fins sit atop the GPU core, fed by a high-flow coolant channel that allows for massive thermal transfer from the GPU to your custom cooling loop’s coolant. The transparent acrylic top plate provides a crystal clear view of the flow channels and your coolant, making it a highlight of any custom cooled PC.

The XG7 RGB’s total conversion design cools more than just the GPU though, with active cooling for the entire card’s memory and VRM, encased in a durable and refined aluminum casing with a full-length aluminum backplate. It is also the only GPU water block currently on the market with pre-applied thermal material and thermal pads, making installation quick, easy, and totally clean – no measuring, cutting, or spreading required.

16 Individually addressable RGB LEDs are integrated directly into the XG7 RGB, delivering vibrant, customizable lighting when combined with CORSAIR iCUE software and a CORSAIR iCUE RGB Lighting Controller such as the iCUE Commander PRO. RGB Lighting can be synchronized in iCUE, along with other components such as Hydro X Series CPU Water Blocks, Pump/Reservoir Combos, and iCUE-compatible CORSAIR components and peripherals, to create a spectacular light show across your whole system.

Whether your next upgrade is an RTX 3080 or top-of-the-line RTX 3090, CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB GPU Water Blocks unlock the true potential, and performance, of today’s most powerful graphics cards.


Availability, Warranty, and Pricing

CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 30-SERIES GPU Water Blocks will be available for pre-order soon from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. Enthusiasts can register for more information, and to be notified when stock becomes available, at:

CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 30-SERIES GPU Water Blocks are backed by a three-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

For up-to-date pricing of CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 30-SERIES GPU Water Blocks, please refer to the CORSAIR website or contact your local CORSAIR sales representative.

Web Pages

To learn more about CORSAIR products compatible with the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series, please visit:

To learn more about the CORSAIR Hydro X Series Custom Cooling, please visit:

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Quite frankly these are garbage. The top piece where the fittings are only has 2 screws and is made of cheap plastic. Several youtubers have pointed out this issue to both the public and corsair. It causes leaks that can kill your computer. If you would like some links to these issues

I would give these a hard pass unless you like giving your pc a shower...................

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It appears the new blocks have gone to a 3 screw setup. Still I would wait for a review before purchasing myself.

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If you look clearly at the photo in the review here it clearly only has 2 screws.......

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I have one of these blocks on my 2080Ti and it works great. No leaks, nothing. It is fine. No one is pulling on their video card in use, but I agree that is an unacceptable level of QA. All I know is without touching the block mine doesent leak.

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I just read an article today about them adding a third screw to them. Never heard about any leaks until this thread but never considered them either.

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