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Just found this bad boy, and I like the look of it. Off to see if I can't find some reviews.

MIPS IceForce HF CPU Waterblock

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Mips block is nice, but mostly looks IMO. It also has one of the worst mounting systems I have ever seen, ever, lol.
 
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aren't almost all AMD water blocks shaped like that?[Or is the ray storm particularly cheap acrylic that won't last when compared to other AMD blocks?

On a side note, are there any AMD blocks with the aesthetics of the Koolance 380 Intel version? I really like the way that looks but it seems all the AMD blocks are just elongated rectangles... Though I do like the LEDs on the ray storm.

Same geometric shape != same mount (!= is used in scripting and means does not equal)

Take a look a this


Those are the consistency of some waterblocks temps across mounts. Those were on an LGA2011 socket, so they might be even more significant on some of the blocks on AMD boards.
(AMD has used the same backplate to mount their heatsinks since Socket 939)

Swiftech has a really good reputation for their waterblocks mounts.

The reality of the situation is if you aren't SUPER concerned with the best temps possible then go ahead and get the Raystorm as it's not the end of the world. It's just not my recommendation.
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Same geometric shape != same mount (!= is used in scripting and means does not equal)

Take a look a this


Those are the consistency of some waterblocks temps across mounts. Those were on an LGA2011 socket, so they might be even more significant on some of the blocks on AMD boards.
(AMD has used the same backplate to mount their heatsinks since Socket 939)

Swiftech has a really good reputation for their waterblocks mounts.

The reality of the situation is if you aren't SUPER concerned with the best temps possible then go ahead and get the Raystorm as it's not the end of the world. It's just not my recommendation.

and with that chart he also puts
"This takes the average and attempts to show how wide the area is around it that you are 95%
likely to hit based upon the standard deviation of the 5 mounts. However bear in mind that the distribution of results is unlikely to be a normal distribution. It is also reliant on only 5 data points so should be taken with a pinch of salt and in the context of the other plots! "

here is the full chart




EK do some nice kits as well


This may al so interest you if your looking at kits
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20838/ex-wat-262/XSPC_Raystorm_AX360_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=c83s137b49

Looking at picking this kit up, it seems to be pretty good all around. It also has the upgraded D5 pump. As I am new to all this, I'll try out the Raystorm block and if the mounting really is just terrible I can always switch the block out at a later date.
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If money ain't a thing, just get a custom. I was pretty much a rookie on computer stuff I was was able to build myself a PC and go custom water loop. Just finished my build a few months ago.
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