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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 #491 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by stren View Post

Not if it's lacquered.
Oh, that would be awesome.
post #492 of 603
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Originally Posted by stren View Post

/Confused - the CPU-370 did very well particularly at low pump pressures/restrictive loops. Plus it's been revised along the way since it was first introduced so in that sense it's not that old. The APD2 is simply the apogee HD with an mcp35x mounted on top, so you wouldn't expect better performance from that anyway which is partly why I didn't test it. Yeah the flow rate doesn't tell you too much although you're right in that Swiftech generally hasn't been too concerned with restriction in the past (of course maybe that's changed) wink.gif
Alright enough teasing, time for a sammie...
I didn't consider the revisions and the restrictive loop performance. Can't they improve the mounting system and add some minor improvements in the water block so that it becomes the new top performer? In any case, I get it, it won't be Koolance.

Could you at least tell us if the mystery block manufacturer has already a wb in this round-up?
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post #493 of 603
No i am not cpachris. I am in Mips design and constcrution.
post #494 of 603
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Sixtron is cpachris too?

Nope...not me.

But I recognize the pictures in the post from ones that they sent me after the block was done, but before it was sent to me. It's my block. Sixtron must be a Mips employee. I know they told me they are playing with the idea of doing a batch of copper plated ones, so maybe the pictures are intended to see if any interest is generated?
post #495 of 603
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No i am not cpachris. I am in Mips design and constcrution.
If you can provide verification of this (I can't get it on my own this time) then PM Enterprise or Tator Tot if you want a hardware rep badge. smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by SonDa5 View Post

I'm going to guess its a new block from Swiftech. It will be a new 1 in 1 out design with high flow rates.
I'm happy with my DT SNIPER so don't plan on jumping on this new leader unless it is something really incredible in performance and appearance.
I'm not optimistic but I'm gonna guess it's a new Heatkiller. It's been many years since the 3.0 was released, and given it's still a beyond-excellent block, it's also outdated. They need something new out at least to compete in terms of restriction, if not temps, though they should easily be able to tackle both.
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post #496 of 603
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Nope...not me.
But I recognize the pictures in the post from ones that they sent me after the block was done, but before it was sent to me. It's my block. Sixtron must be a Mips employee. I know they told me they are playing with the idea of doing a batch of copper plated ones, so maybe the pictures are intended to see if any interest is generated?

Exactly. Maybe would also look very well to cover it with gold.
post #497 of 603
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sixtron View Post

Exactly. Maybe would also look very well to cover it with gold.

Or powder coated yellow to match the asrock z77 oc formula thumb.gif

Welcome btw and thanks for sponsoring the MIPS block! smile.gif
Edited by stren - 10/26/12 at 5:05pm
     
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post #498 of 603
Do you apply that lacquer on the copper yourself???

Is the Apogee HD "Bow" ok for 2011???

I read the Raystorm "may" have a "Bow" that "might" not play well with the larger surface socket 2011...

Any truth to this??
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post #499 of 603
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Originally Posted by Neo Zuko View Post

Do you apply that lacquer on the copper yourself???
Is the Apogee HD "Bow" ok for 2011???
I read the Raystorm "may" have a "Bow" that "might" not play well with the larger surface socket 2011...
Any truth to this??

Bow is really hard to measure scientifically to be honest. You can look at the TIM spreads as an indicator and reflections of the base and so forth but it often becomes unscientific quickly. Both blocks are good, however I believe the apogee is flatter and more ideal in bow for SB-E and certainly gives more consistent results. I prefer the mount of the apogee, however the raystorm on the other hand is very good value for money and has better flow.
     
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post #500 of 603
Well I was considering the chrome raystorm but now I'm leaning toward the Apogee HD, Apogee Drive 2, or Monday surprise.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 10/28/12 at 3:32am
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