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im thinking about getting this cpu block

http://www.petrastechshop.com/swapdrsesewa.html

would this beet the dtek ?
    
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I personally would not go for a pump/block combo, justmy 2 cents.
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It is decent and saves some space. It's based off of a good pump and good waterblock, so if you're cramped for space or just are on a budget, it's a good buy. With that said, there is no chance of it beating the fuzion.
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It's a good block and probably within a few degrees of a fuzion based system. You can also later take the pump off, put an aftermarket DDC pump top on there and use a different block if that suits your need better later.

You can also voltmod the pump to change from a DDC 3.1 to a DDC 3.2.

The base is an Apogee GT / GTX base and the flow path on the block is really good. I plan to thermally test it here in a few weeks, but I think it's a really great package for the price. Basically a DDC 3.1 and Apogee GT in one both of which are good quality parts.
    
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I always wondered how the pump vibration with those affected pump block torque, probably negligible or we would of heard the guys complaining by now..
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
I always wondered how the pump vibration with those affected pump block torque, probably negligible or we would of heard the guys complaining by now..
yeah, as far as ive heard, the only issue is leaking due to lack of care taken during assembly on Swiftechs part, something a simple reassembly should solve.
post #8 of 11
My experience with this unit has been pretty positive actually.

Compared to most "easy to use" water cooling stuff, it performs very well.
post #9 of 11
I'm currently using this pump/block combo and it does work very well. The pump itself can handle CPU/NB/VGA pretty well without any upgrades. I do plan on changing over to a Therm-electric CPU and VGA block so I will have to upgrade to a 1/2inch system and this will just go on the Phenom 9850, which doesn't really need water cooling.

For a first time watercooling setup this is an excellent easy choice.
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post #10 of 11
Just me personally, but I would only consider this combo if I were space limited in my case (or possibly money limited). The only real negative I've read about the this drive is that it has a tendency to leak at the seal between the pump and the block when you open the reservoir.

Form a performance standpoint, I'd have to yeild to Martin and others that have direct experience with it.
Edited by TonyL222 - 6/2/08 at 1:57pm
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