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Apr 23, 2001
i have a becoooling waterblock now and was wondering if their is a big diffrence in the dangerdense maze2-1 or 2-2 i am thinking of adding a pelter and was thinking of the maze2-1, but is the 2-2 better, eazier to install??
The Maze 2-2 block locks you into using a pelt because of the way it bolts down. The cold plate bolts to the block. The cold plate has tapped holes on the bottom and you have to bolt it to your mobo from underneath, there is no provision for just using this block for water only.

The Maze 2-1 is the best all around because it can be used with 1 pelt or just water only.

So unless you want to use 2 pelts get the 2-1.
the BE cooling block is still hard to beat ,,I wouldnt think it would be worth the money to switch ,,you prolly wont get any better temps pout of the DD, maybe 1-2c at the most
surlyjoe said:
the BE cooling block is still hard to beat ,,I wouldnt think it would be worth the money to switch ,,you prolly wont get any better temps pout of the DD, maybe 1-2c at the most

I have the Maze 2-1 with a 156 watt pelter on it not a bad block but i am getting the Z4 in a couply of days and will do a test on both blocks and post the test results.. There also is a new block comming out at overclock-watercool and its spouse to be the best block on the market but i will belive it when i see it. this is what the block looks like..
.. Not a bad block looking block for a proto type.
alright people after a couple of hrs installing the new Z4 the Aqua Sink and the Motherboard Water block.. All Bought from overclockershideout.com. I also purchase the Universal Hold Down Device And let me tell U it doesn't work with the Z4 nice with the maze just remember not to tighten it too much or SNAP U break the side parts on the cpu Just like I did anyway I fixed the problem buy buying some Plexiglass and made my own hold down devise with the 4 bolts around the Cpu. I think its a lot better then the side clips.. now for the temps... Notice the difference I bought a prob for all the test and its sitting right next to the core.. the system Z4 cooler with 156watt pelter and a 72 watt on the motherboard...

amd 1.4 overclocker to 1500 just for start
512 PC2100
GeForce2 pro 64 Getting the GeForce 3 ti
10000rpm HD maxtor SUCKS its The 2nd one from them and I hear clicking noises coming from the HD again after 3/4 full..

Temps at idle are from of CPU next to core is 15.2c back of Cpu is 28.0c
motherboard temps idle 14.4C not Bad:D

load CPU core temp 16.9c and back of Cpu is 31.0c
load Motherboard temps 17.0c

Z4 Is better then maze2-1 in all ways...
cool better and transfer heat real nice... no big difference in temps... Well this is the test I will be doing another test with the Z4 and the overclock-watercool new Block as soon as it comes out... replies welcome.. .Blackbox AKA wolfsid

Hack the World :cool:
the overclocker said:
what about upgrading something else, possably the radiator or the fans on it?

Yes, Always helps to get colder temps by adding more radiators or faster fans but U will only be able to get the water as cold as the air around it will let it...

Hack the World..
You could also consider building a bong for your watercooling. It works rather well if you build it correctly and large enough. I use the heatseeker setup basically from OCH and i have the Z4 on my cpu, no pelt, just water, and i cool my gpu using their micro block on my Ti500. Before i made the bong, i used just the closed system and my temps stayed in the 33-39c range measured next to the core of the cpu, after the bong addition, temps are 32-35c constantly, load or idle. Water temps before were 33-35c all the time, now they are always 29-33. It increased my cooling efficiency and capabilities. The bong does make a "rain" sound and if you don't like it, then it's not for you, but it sure beats a 747 delta or two. It's kinda soothing, until you have to go take a leak......again.....for the 4th time in 2 hrs.....and you haven't drank a thing! oh damn, time to go the the bathroom again! sheesh! lol.