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D-Tek Fuzion vs. Swiftech Apogee GTX Shootout

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Need a link to one. Considering getting back into the "normal" watercooling arena
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This is the only one I know of off hand....


...CPU Water Block Round Up APOGEE GT/GTX vs. STORM vs. FuZion vs. APOGEE vanilla
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XS should have one... At CES 2007 in Jan, didn't Swiftech have the open challenge? I know D-Tek was there and Swiftech discovered bowing then.
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Found some interesting data. Looks like I'll be going Fuzion based on its out-of-the-box performance and price tag. Much better than the GTX which requires bowing to compete :\\
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Yeah I think the Fuzion is by far the best of the new commercial WB's....
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post #6 of 13
When I finish with Fuzion's out-of-the-box performance, I'm moving on to mirror lapping and bowing. Will post results.
  
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I vote for the Fusion, but the new Apogee's are coming out with a new backplate to make-up for the bowing.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by equetefue View Post
I vote for the Fusion, but the new Apogee's are coming out with a new backplate to make-up for the bowing.
Then again... D-Tek is researching nozzles for the FuZion. Homemade ones supposedly drop temps by 1-2C.
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post #9 of 13
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I can probably machine out a few good nozzles for the Fuzion if it's worth it.

I also can probably make a good backplate out of aluminum to allow a hard mount

I also would obviously lap the base, no matter which block I buy.
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post #10 of 13
drayadsoul whatever happened to your WB shootout that was supposed to ETA 2 weeks ago? Still planning on doing it? I was looking forward to it!

btw anyone want to explain bowing and what I might need to do to a fuzion when I get it besides cleaning the gunk out?
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