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Waterblock buying advice..need HELP!

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Mar 24, 2002
Cleveland, OH
OK guys, which waterblock out of these 5 is the best in your opinion?

1.) DangerDen's Maze 2 - http://www.dangerden.com/mall/maze2.asp

2.) DTek's TC-4 Sidewinder -

3.) DTek's Gemini Cool High Flow Spiral -

4.) Swiftech's MCW462-U -

5.) IceePC's Socket A Waterblock (found under Water Cooling section) -

Thanks again!


Personally, I like the Swiftech MCW462UT (the pelt/block combo) and the upcoming Maze 3 the best. What do you guys suggest?
go with what you know. swiftech, dangerden, or gemini hoot has reviewed them the gemini is a little better but can't go wrong with any of the three.
I agree with the above posts, I am planning on buying one soon, however, I am going to wait for the reviews on the maze3 before I buy anything.
The TC-4 block at DTek should be really good too. That turbulator channel it's got should get the Reynolds number way up so that the water absorbs more heat. There should be a TC-4 enroute to Hoot, so we can wait and see what that review turns up too.

The Maze 3 should be shipping now I believe, so I would expect reviews of it really soon too.
just to enforce the message:

i would wait untill hoot reviews the maze3 and TC-4, you will then be able to directly compare the waterblocks.

as for the swiftech waterblocks, they may look good but they are huge and are not well designed, they have no internal structure.

anything else i can say has already been said or is yet to be seen.