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Swifttech apogee hd vs. Xspc raystorm

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Is there a measurable performance difference or is it really just whatever aesthetics I prefer?
Thanks!
post #2 of 8
Check these links out at Martin's Liquid Lab.


XSPC Raystorm

vs

Swiftech Apogee HD

Should give you a good idea on how these blocks perform.

The Apogee HD is a slightly higher performing block than the Raystorm. Although imo, the Raystorm does look quite a bit sexier tongue.gif!
Edited by Kinaesthetic - 6/18/13 at 8:22am
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Okay thank you!
I've also heard the apogee's mounting is better?
post #4 of 8
Swiftech has the best mounting of any waterblock IMO.
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I have both and Swiftech mounting system is a lot better.
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Agreed. The Swiftech has the best mount system I've ever used. It's so easy to get a perfect mount, and the consistency is extremelyggood.

If you do go with the Raystorm, get the aluminum bracket. It dropped temps a further 3-5C on delidded 3770K and reduced spread between cores from 9C to 5C.
   
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Okay thanks guys.
Would there be any reason to go with an apogee drive II if I have the space for a separate pump?
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I have the apogee HD White and I love it, was super easy to mount



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