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is this better then the raystorm from rasa? or no way?
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Nice Block. When the screws for Socket LGA2011 are included in the package I will order the block.
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Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
is this better then the raystorm from rasa? or no way?
We haven't tested it, but:
  • According to Martin Liquid Labs it was (in Martin's own words) a tie between Raystorm and CPU 370.

Can we draw conclusions? of course not, two different benches, two different CPUs, etc.. But we work a lot with Martin, so we know his data is reliable just as he knows that ours is too. Once you are at the top of the charts, subtle things start making a lot of difference, in particular the shape of each individual CPU for example. So two different benches (read reviews) may read opposite results.
post #34 of 46
you use a mcp35x in your mixed serial+parallel configuration so how would it perform if you have say a mcp350 pump, or would you need to upgrade your pump to get this benifit?
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you use a mcp35x in your mixed serial+parallel configuration so how would it perform if you have say a mcp350 pump, or would you need to upgrade your pump to get this benifit?
No. This config will provide substantial relief to ANY pump.

In fact, I'd say that the weaker your pump is in terms of head pressure, and the more relative gains you'll will see at the CPU level, noting that such gains will scale depending on how flow-sensitive your water-block is.
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No, it's entirely different. does it mean you prefer metal top? should I add you to my count of ppl who want metal?
Add me to your list as well. This is part of the reason I chose the XT over others, and having more choices for different flavors of aesthetic appeal is always a good thing if possible.
     
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Metal top FTW. Any chance for a silver base version?
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I actually had a hard time deciding on a block since I really liked the Apogee but wished it did not have so much shiny silver on it, ended up going with the Raystorm since the performance was certainly comparable and of course the black looks were exactly what I wanted. FIGURES now Swiftech would have one that is black just like I wanted. I wanted to go all Swiftech except the res. but ended up with XSPC block. Always day late and a dollar short.....
Edited by DPMIII - 10/29/11 at 3:53pm
post #39 of 46
So many possible configurations...a definitive buy for me even if benchmarks later proves it doesn't perform as well as the Raystorm.

Is it patented yet?
post #40 of 46
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No, it's entirely different. does it mean you prefer metal top? should I add you to my count of ppl who want metal?
Phooey. Yea by all means add me to your list. Top of the block doesn't necessarily need to be metal that mounting plate could be chromed like XT(L), but I'm wanting some contrast. The all black plastic plus black plate or white plus black plate looks kinda, well, cheap in comparison to the XT series all performance etc aside.
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