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Hello OCN!

I just recently went on a journey to WC my computer and didn't believe i would catch the Water bug but a month later and I can't stop looking at WC products!Snorkle.gif

I just recently received my XSPC razor block (from http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ <-wonderful place to order from!)
for my GTX 580 and it is my first water block and my first "custom loop computer" .

This is all going into a Cosmos s will post pics of the install this weekend as i am waiting on some tubes (primochill).

Here are some pics of the unboxing and the block!
(which I found to be pretty heavy)

Outside:
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The Box Contents:
note: the barbs don't come with the block you will have to purchase them separately.
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The Block itself:
Front:
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Back:
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Here is the Lucky card going underwater!
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The Card on the operating table:
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Stripped of its HSF!
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Block installed!
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Installed in my case and the UV blue primo chill tubes are not quite the blue i thought frown.gif
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MISC. Pics
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Review and Thoughts:

Providing this is my first water block for a GPU I must say it is quite a hefty piece of metal. I was quite surprised at its sheer weight.

Overall the install was pretty straight forward, was kinda hard aligning the thermal pads as some are too long and some are too wide but checking the temps afterwards I guess I got it down pat!

While this isn't the best waterblock for the GTX580 it is the cheapest AFAIK(at the time Sidewinder had it listed at 79.99) and the quality to me seems very impressive!

I went from stock cooling my temps on full load were around 70+C now overclocked to 1000/2000@1.15v i barely break 55c! but the best thing about this is the sound my computer is virtually silent and i love it!

I have to thank the OCN community for providing inspiration to go water! Also providing very good info about a wide variety of products and issues! and Gary at Sidewinder for providing help and excellent products!

Current bench:
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Thanks For Reading!
Edited by KuuFA - 2/4/12 at 12:15pm
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TX-4
No it does not matter. I have mine both up.
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You wanna have a spanner wrench handy to hold the coupling on the block itself. When you attach a fitting, the coupling will often turn when you go to tighten down on the fitting.
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barb direction does not matter. i vote for tx-4
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Just try not to get any finger prints on the copper side. Gary at sidewinder ftw thumb.gif
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bump! Completed install edited op with the pics!
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