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EBFoxbat

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Let's here personal opinions on the best CPU waterblocks out there. Give some justification please. I'm still considering which waterblock to buy, or perhaps making one
 

nealric

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Ive been using a maze3 for a while now... So far its been some good/some bad. At first, I had terrible leaking problems, so I had to go way overkill with the sealing (3 hose clamps and half a tube of silicone). It also crushed the core of my tbird 1.4- but after the installation headaches it seems to be performing niceley so im happy overall. One word of advice: get metal mounting hardware, the plastic stuff that usually comes with it is awful.
 

mulletron

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leufen sold a direct die block that worked well-no probs.
now its on a 220w tec-xp1800 @ 1935. sites been down awhile...
 

mulletron

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leufen sold a direct die block that worked well-no probs.
now its on a 220w tec-xp1800 @ 1935. sites been down awhile...
oops, i've been gone-new sig
 

Since87

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Liss said:
you do realize that not everybody is a member there..

So, what's the big deal? Sign up for a membership. Some of the most creative stuff in cooling is going on there.
 

nikhsub1

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Since87 said:


So, what's the big deal? Sign up for a membership. Some of the most creative stuff in cooling is going on there.
Very, VERY true. And yes, I believe Cathar's block will spank anything out there right now. I know that in his and other people's tests, it outperforms EVERY Cyclone block and the Maze 3 by 5 - 6C. I have 2 on order...
 

JML

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nikhsub1 said:

Very, VERY true. And yes, I believe Cathar's block will spank anything out there right now. I know that in his and other people's tests, it outperforms EVERY Cyclone block and the Maze 3 by 5 - 6C. I have 2 on order...

Wow, I was thinking most every block out there performed basically the same, but 5-6C better is actually significant. That's a nice block! Please please please someone test one against maskedGeek's s-type block!
 

JFettig

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i dont even have my blocks yet, in 2 days i should... ill prob test it, but most likely itll woop it, just because its the best design...
 

nikhsub1

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JML said:


Wow, I was thinking most every block out there performed basically the same, but 5-6C better is actually significant. That's a nice block! Please please please someone test one against maskedGeek's s-type block!
Well I have 2 of Cathar's blocks coming, could be here this week. If Masked wants to send me an S Type for testing, I will...
 

JFettig

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i do know that the microfin block will beat it, unless theres some odd mirical.. ;)

YGPM nik
 

The Overclocker

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nikhsub1 said:

Very, VERY true. And yes, I believe Cathar's block will spank anything out there right now. I know that in his and other people's tests, it outperforms EVERY Cyclone block and the Maze 3 by 5 - 6C. I have 2 on order...

hmm, its closer to 3C (see here: http://forum.oc-forums.com/vb/showt...23929&perpage=30&highlight=Micro&pagenumber=2)

anyway, it is still very good, and shows water a good design can achive (instead of a monkey with a cnc following the same cross drill pattern)

i think the best waterblock has yet to be found, watercooling has really just started, we just need lots of crazy ideas so we can find a good one.