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Let’s take a look at the specs courtesy the product page:

Solid aluminium bracket with acrylic inserts
New, high performance copper base
CNC cut, pure copper top
2 x 3mm LED holes
G1/4″ threads
Compatible with most compression fittings
Supports Intel sockets 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011 and 2011-3
Supplied with mounting hardware, 1150/1151/1155/1156, and 1366 backplates, twin blue (Reviewer note: White LEDs now, and from a different supplier) LED, allen key, and K3 thermal paste.

Already we see quite a few updates from the Raystorm- a solid aluminum (aluminium) mounting bracket by default compared to the mostly acrylic bracket before and a full copper top by default compared to an acetal top before. XSPC had a full copper top version of the Raystorm before and this is what the Raystorm Pro is going to be replacing. So let’s make no mistake here- the Raystorm will still continue to be sold alongside the Raystorm Pro. Another point to note here is that the Raystorm Pro comes in Intel or AMD only versions... Lastly, the Raystorm Pro comes with their newer K3 TIM which has been incorporated into the newer batches of the Raystorm as well. It is rated at a higher thermal conductivity compared to their K2 TIM, while applicability is still maintained as a priority.

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Just wondering, am I posting these articles/reviews correctly?

Also a few images from the product page:




Edited by kishagi - 10/22/15 at 6:30pm
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Definitely interesting to see that it slightly outperformed the EK Supremacy EVO and Heatkiller IV!
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$67.00.., gots to have that..
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nice looking block, nice led design too. always good to have xspc in the market with these offerings
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Definitely interesting to see that it slightly outperformed the EK Supremacy EVO and Heatkiller IV!

Eh 0.3°C difference at most between all 3 is completely insignificant IMO. I'd be interested to see how the restriction of this compares with the Heatkiller IV basic, which Extreme Rigs found to be the least restrictive of the blocks that you can buy today.
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I like this CPU block......shows XSPC is in the game....I am using the original raystorm and it also is a good block:thumb.gif
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XSPC have stepped up their game it seems. Good to see more competition.
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Eh 0.3°C difference at most between all 3 is completely insignificant IMO. I'd be interested to see how the restriction of this compares with the Heatkiller IV basic, which Extreme Rigs found to be the least restrictive of the blocks that you can buy today.

While for general use, that difference might not make a difference... When benching, we'll take any advantage we can get. Plus it looks nice, and isn't that bad for price.
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More importantly, if us customers give the impression of not caring for any thermal improvements then why would the manufacturers bother updating anything?
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