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Poll Results: Which block will win?

Poll expired: Sep 16, 2012  
  • 1% (3)
    Alphacool NexXxos XP3
  • 0% (2)
    Bitspower Summit HF
  • 1% (5)
    Danger Den M6
  • 2% (6)
    DT 5Noz
  • 7% (20)
    DT Sniper
  • 10% (26)
    EK Supreme HF Rev 4 (Full Nickel)
  • 17% (46)
    EK Supremacy (Nicekl/Plexi)
  • 8% (22)
    Koolance CPU-370 Rev 1.1
  • 1% (5)
    MIPS IceForce HF
  • 11% (29)
    Swiftech Apogee HD
  • 0% (1)
    Phobya UC1-LT
  • 6% (16)
    Watercool Heatkiller 3.0
  • 1% (3)
    XSPC Rasa
  • 13% (35)
    XSPC Raystorm
  • 14% (37)
    XSPC Raystorm Full Copper
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post #361 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by stren View Post

I hope that the suprise (particularly EK) doesn't mean that there is a flaw in my setup/testing.

Not a flaw...it just illustrates what many other testers have found, there is a degree or so variation in two different samples of same block from differences in milling/bow differences, and then add in different shaped IHS + different cpus.

I have no doubt that if someone took your cpu, and your exact blocks, they would get similar results.

With different cpu, and different samples of those blocks, at least within the top performers the order may be a little different, or not, just based on milling differences.

And awesome job with testing thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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post #362 of 603
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Originally Posted by ColdFusionWi View Post

No worries. With a comment like that it leads me to believe that the results were less than stellar or way unexpected. Care to elaborate?

I don't want to say much because at this point it's too early. I don't think I can trust the data yet and so I need to take more and get feedback from DT. Supereric's testing showed very good results (~2C better than a good block with IX). I only publish data I trust so until I have time to look into it more it'll have to wait. Sorry about that I know a bunch of you were excited to see the results on that one.
     
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post #363 of 603
Awesome So far stren.... you da man fo sho...

thank you for all your hard work and dedication on this.... thumb.gif
    
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post #364 of 603
Amazing work thumb.gif ... But some of the data is just far from what I expected lmaosmiley.gif
post #365 of 603
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Originally Posted by stren View Post

I don't want to say much because at this point it's too early. I don't think I can trust the data yet and so I need to take more and get feedback from DT. Supereric's testing showed very good results (~2C better than a good block with IX). I only publish data I trust so until I have time to look into it more it'll have to wait. Sorry about that I know a bunch of you were excited to see the results on that one.

I would be surprised if someone with testing equipment can get DT direct block to beat one of the top performers using indigo tim.
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post #366 of 603
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Originally Posted by NewHighScore View Post

Hehe I am one of those people. TTYTT I wasn't expecting it to win it was kind of a silly vote. I just wanted it to win because I like Alphacool Nexxxos radiators. tongue.gif

I'm the other one that voted for the Alphacool...for the same reason as you...thumb.gif

Really surprised at some of the results...

Thanks for taking the time and all the amazing hard work you have put into this stren!
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post #367 of 603
Wow. Thanks Stren for all your hardwork. Just don't do too much and then burn out. LOL, seems to be a common theme among independent watercooling testers.
post #368 of 603
Wow, that Alphacool block is some serious bang for your buck...
Cheers for all the work stren, even though it's still not over tongue.gif
post #369 of 603
I was close with the Koolance 370, but that Alphacool! My gosh....I'm itching to drop it into my cart. Apogee HD is tempting too....decisions, decisions....redface.gif


applaud.gif x100000000000000000000000000000000 for Stren and his awesome job!!!!


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post #370 of 603
Great work! +rep to Stren smile.gif

I wonder what he meant by EK Supreme HF "JP6"? how similar is the HF block he tested is to mine (HF Copper-Plexi)

the data says, if im reading it correctly, that the Raystorm is almost 2c cooler than the EK Supreme HF.. im tempted.
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