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anybody ever use it?

If so what are your thoughts on it, all i hear from reviews are very positive things.

The only negative thing anybody ever says in the reviews is about how expensive it is. Is this the only drawback?
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The results are outstanding, but the installation process in a H20 system is a real pain. I use PK-1 now and I am very happy with it. http://www.prolimatech.com/en/produc...?id=163&page=1
Edited by theseekeroffun - 8/5/11 at 3:05pm
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The results are outstanding, but the installation process in a H20 system is a real pain. U use PK-1 now and I am very happy with it. http://www.prolimatech.com/en/produc...?id=163&page=1

is it because you have to turn off your pump and let it heat up so that the metallic alloy in the indigo extreme spreads out evenly? as far as i read that was the only problem the skinee labs review stated with the installation?
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is it because you have to turn off your pump and let it heat up so that the metallic alloy in the indigo extreme spreads out evenly? as far as i read that was the only problem the skinee labs review stated with the installation?
It's a pain in the arse because it's a hassle to install. For instance, once you've got your whole rig together, it's usually a pain to get the cpu block off. And this is where the hassle part comes in, you have to get the block off to install the Indigo, and you have to be very clean and precise about it. Then ya gotta run your system sideways which isn't always possible with all reservoir orientations.

After the flowing process, the tim does work superbly. I use Indigo for the once it's all done and I'm never touching it again setups.
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I'm installing some Thursday (August 4th, 2011). I'll post in this thread with how everything goes. Hope I don't screw up or ever take off my cpu block again since there is only 2 applications haha.
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is it because you have to turn off your pump and let it heat up so that the metallic alloy in the indigo extreme spreads out evenly? as far as i read that was the only problem the skinee labs review stated with the installation?
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It's a pain in the arse because it's a hassle to install. For instance, once you've got your whole rig together, it's usually a pain to get the cpu block off. And this is where the hassle part comes in, you have to get the block off to install the Indigo, and you have to be very clean and precise about it. Then ya gotta run your system sideways which isn't always possible with all reservoir orientations.

After the flowing process, the tim does work superbly. I use Indigo for the once it's all done and I'm never touching it again setups.
Exactly, and if you have a BIG case, with three loops, it's not worth it. However, with a small case and little H20 gear or an air-cooled rig, I would do it.
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Exactly, and if you have a BIG case, with three loops, it's not worth it. However, with a small case and little H20 gear or an air-cooled rig, I would do it.
Yeah this will be for a little CPU only loop, with 1 rad heh. Not really planning on doing much maintenance unless something severely goes wrong.
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It is great stuff, but I pull my CPU block out every couple of weeks to clean it, but am not willing to spend $10 every time so I use PK-1.
<3 having QDC fittings on my CPU block.
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So just installed it today. Came from Shin-Etsu X23-7783D and the results are pretty stunning.
-- Ambients are about 70F (~21c)
- Shin Etsu (15 min Prime95 Blend)
Core 0 - 53
Core 1 - 57
Core 2 - 56
Core 3 - 56
- Indigo Xtreme (15 min Prime95 Blend)
Core 0 - 48
Core 1 - 52
Core 2 - 50
Core 3 - 51

Overall it's pretty decent, took me quite a while to install it because was taking everything really slowly but next time I'll definitely have some confidence with it. My burn in wasn't exactly like it was in the picture/graph. In the graph it went to ~90 then dipped to 85 then back to 90 then down the 70s but mine stayed at a constant 95~ so I was like . I'm sure over 5 minutes at that type of temperature the alloy would of melted already so I stopped prime95, turned on pump and rebooted with OC settings (make sure stock when reflowing). I thought since my reflow temperature never changed I would have to do it again but it actually reflowed just fine and overall my temps are a lot better.
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So just installed it today. Came from Shin-Etsu X23-7783D and the results are pretty stunning.
-- Ambients are about 70F (~21c)
- Shin Etsu (15 min Prime95 Blend)
Core 0 - 53
Core 1 - 57
Core 2 - 56
Core 3 - 56
- Indigo Xtreme (15 min Prime95 Blend)
Core 0 - 48
Core 1 - 52
Core 2 - 50
Core 3 - 51

Overall it's pretty decent, took me quite a while to install it because was taking everything really slowly but next time I'll definitely have some confidence with it. My burn in wasn't exactly like it was in the picture/graph. In the graph it went to ~90 then dipped to 85 then back to 90 then down the 70s but mine stayed at a constant 95~ so I was like . I'm sure over 5 minutes at that type of temperature the alloy would of melted already so I stopped prime95, turned on pump and rebooted with OC settings (make sure stock when reflowing). I thought since my reflow temperature never changed I would have to do it again but it actually reflowed just fine and overall my temps are a lot better.
nice man, ill be asking for advice in a few weeks
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