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post #21 of 60
Just picked one of these up from PPCs. It's arriving today and I will be installing it sometime this evening. Can't wait to see how well it performs for me!
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post #22 of 60
I got the RS Pro last week. I love it. Had the original Raystorm on my 4790k. With the Pro I saw an overall 3 degree drop in temps. 24c idle, 52c at load, with a room temp of 71 degrees F. This was with the cpu at stock not overclocked.
The new mounting system on the Pro is a great improvement over the original mounting hardware.
The only thing I saw that could become an issue if you are not careful when installing would be the inlet port. It only has two and a half threads machined into the copper block. So you could possibly strip it while installing the fitting. Don't over tighten, and line up the threads.
Overall It is quite a nice piece of hardware.
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post #23 of 60
You can't beat XSPC. Last time I checked it was not only one of the least expensive blocks on the market, but also one of the best performing blocks. I'm glad to see they've addressed the bending mount issue that plagued the older models (like the one I have) thumb.gif
post #24 of 60
Here's the white one:

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It's a white powdercoat over the standard black aluminum mounting bracket.

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As with the black bracket, the two plexi pieces are removable as well but not easily. Here's a comparison between the first batch black bracket (with the Inlet port written out vs having an arrow) and the newer white bracket:

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Here's the white one:

What magic camera do you use that makes stuff look better than it does in-person?
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What magic camera do you use that makes stuff look better than it does in-person?

every smartphone on earth?

(couldn't resist lol!)
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What magic camera do you use that makes stuff look better than it does in-person?

Just a Canon 7D + EF 24-104 f/4 L IS for these. Lighting is mostly key.

On a sadder note, the block fell 2 feet on to the floor while I was putting it back in the box and there is a small chip on the inlet port exterior now. Nothing that affects fittings or anything that will even be seen once the bracket is on, but it's no longer pristine frown.gif
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Just a Canon 7D + EF 24-104 f/4 L IS for these. Lighting is mostly key.

On a sadder note, the block fell 2 feet on to the floor while I was putting it back in the box and there is a small chip on the inlet port exterior now. Nothing that affects fittings or anything that will even be seen once the bracket is on, but it's no longer pristine frown.gif

Ahh sorry to hear about that. The white looks really nice though, your photos are amazing as always!

I can't see myself leaving my Swiftech Apogee Drive II pump/block, but this would be a good replacement if it ever dies. I loved the look and performance of the 1st gen Raystorm and the upgraded version looks much cleaner.
    
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post #29 of 60
My HTPC still uses the XSPC Edge V1. I always liked the company. Glad to see they are still doing good.
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post #30 of 60
Looks like a really nice block. I especially like that the threads are copper and not nylon like the old block. One of my fittings kept stripping the threads and it was such a pain to get it. Of course it's not the blocks fault. Either mine or the poor fitting I put in. However, it's nice when the material you're treading into is a bit more durable.

Nice work XSPC. Wonder how she preforms smile.gif
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