View Full Version : Socket A RBX vs TDX
11-30-04, 04:46 PM
RBX is better performing, but why not get a swifty or WW? both are better than the DD stuff.
11-30-04, 05:00 PM
RBX is on clearance at a local retailer :)
11-30-04, 06:29 PM
The TDK is better for socket A. I had trouble with the RBX on a P4 with IHS. This is even more of a problem for a processor without an IHS. Making the tubing bend with the Y connector caused the block to tilt on the processor. I used a Zalman fan bracket to hold the tubing so it didn't torque the block. The TDK worked flawlessly on my XP2500M.
11-30-04, 10:01 PM
can't attest to the problems i have seen here and there or about the TDX blocks. i have an RBX block and I don't quite fallow the rull when it comes to fastening the block down. while I do use there hardware, I compress the springs completely. once I see that there is no more space left between the spring rounds i give it just a smidgen more like a 16th of an inch turn. I do 2 screws @ once in an X patern, and i switch of to the other set after a few rounds...standard tourqe procedures. I don't run a case currently as this system has yet to sit untouched for more than a week..the block has sure, but i am always swaping this and that part out and testing...I mention this because I have my tubing basically supported by various fans, brakets and other whatnot around the board :) whats the price difference? a buck or two? then get the TDX as 1 in and 1 out sure makes life simpler..if we are talking 8 to 10 bucks different i would go with the item on sale couse your not going to see that much of an improvement.
12-01-04, 07:36 AM
I really like my RBX so far but I definitely did run into the problem initially of torque of the 3 tubes twisting the block off of true. I then 'hot water' molded the tubing to the curves I needed and it seemed to settle out. Had me going nuts for about week however trying to figure out an 8C jump in temps.
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