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Swiftech and Maze3 WBs

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JoT

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Browsing around the forums, all I ever see when reading about waterblocks are Swiftech and Maze3 (and just today I heard about a block called White Water I believe), of these, which is really the best and cheapest?

(the Swiftech block I'm considering purchasing is here, and I've got to get 4 of whatever block I get)

The idea of spending $212 just on 4 waterblocks does not appeal to me in the least.
 

Stalka

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i say that with swiftech u get what u pay for... i payed 49 for my block and it is awesome! thats just my two cents
 

DodgeViper

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Nikhsub1 has tested these blocks. Here is the order in which I believe he would list the performance. Not sure if he had the Swift though.

White Water --------Top Block
TC-4 ----------5c above the White Water
Maze3 -------- 5c above the white Water
[email protected] ---------6-7c above the White Water
 
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FIZZ3

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DodgeViper said:
Nikhsub1 has tested these blocks. Here is the order in which I believe he would list the performance. Not sure if he had the Swift though.

White Water --------Top Block
TC-4 ----------5c above the White Water
Maze3 -------- 5c above the white Water
[email protected] ---------6-7c above the White Water

Hm ok, interesting.
 
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well,since I have to buy 4 of these suckers, which would be the cheapest? (some sort of price comparison would be really nice :))
 

Molybdym

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I've seen all the stats on Cathar's Whitewater block(super dank!), but 've never seen a price for it(not to be nosy)? I've got a Swifty air block and I LOVE it, you really do pay for what you get.
 

Skulemate

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Hope he doesn't mind me posting this (he's been fairly up front about this so I don't see why he would be) but his block goes for $140AUD, plus shipping charges. Google for the conversion rate... I believe it's something like $1.00CAD = $1.15AUD.
 

Miknow

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Heh just to think the swiftech waterblock it worth 1 xp 1600 cpu Im gonna ask relatives for 2 of these when thay ask what I want for christmas :)
 

nikhsub1

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Skulemate said:
Hope he doesn't mind me posting this (he's been fairly up front about this so I don't see why he would be) but his block goes for $140AUD, plus shipping charges. Google for the conversion rate... I believe it's something like $1.00CAD = $1.15AUD.
The rate is about $.55 to an AUD, almost 2 to 1. I believe a white water shipped is $170 AUD so that would be 170 x .55 = $93.5 US. remember though, Cathar does not mass produce these, they cost alot to get machined, they are well worth it and really do outperform all blocks I have ever used some 4 - 6C. They are truly amazing and I have never seen performance like this from water alone.
 
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JoT

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I'd attack Cathar's blocks, but the idea of spending $400 on waterblocks isn't very appealing, sorry :(

edit: I forgot, as of today, I'm supposed to be building 3 of these dual amd cpu systems, so it'd be $600 now
 

Cathar

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nikhsub1 said:

The rate is about $.55 to an AUD, almost 2 to 1. I believe a white water shipped is $170 AUD so that would be 170 x .55 = $93.5 US. remember though, Cathar does not mass produce these, they cost alot to get machined, they are well worth it and really do outperform all blocks I have ever used some 4 - 6C. They are truly amazing and I have never seen performance like this from water alone.

If you wanted to order 4 from me at once, I'm sure we could work out a lower price than ~$77 US each. Shipping per block drops off dramatically after the first block, the initial being ~$17 US, but per block afer the first is just an extra ~$9 US each (insured international air-mail).

Im outta touch.....haven't heard anything about this white water block. Could anyone be as kind to give me a link.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4964

is probably the most succinct thread.
 

Cathar

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JoT said:
I'd attack Cathar's blocks, but the idea of spending $400 on waterblocks isn't very appealing, sorry :(

That's understandable. I was thinking of trying to get much closer to the $300 mark for you though all shipped.