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I didn't see this posted, so I thought I would share the link

http://www.systemcooling.com/swiftech_apogee-01.html

There has been a lot of debate about the Apogee's performance, and I think System Cooling has written a nice review on the block based on a variety of tests. It appears to perform favorably on the Athlon 64 3700+ in the last test, but it doesn't look so good for small die processors.
    
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Finally, a reputable site tests the block. And sure enough, it comes up behind the Storm.
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The results are so close (well within the margin of testing error) there are no clear “winners†(or losers). All three waterblocks performed very well. This shows that under normal conditions the Apogee can perform on par with the MCW6002 and Storm – just like Swiftech claims.
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Yep. Considering I have a massive-flow pump (740 GPH) and low head (7.5 feet), that block may have been a better choice.
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Nice! A good heads up comparison.






    
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I wonder, however, at what watt level will that block start to outperform the others... In other words, which one of those blocks would work the best with a high-powered pelt?
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I'm also interested, which is why I reccomend the Apogee over the other blocks when someone wants to build a TEC setup because it's got that full-pinned out block area, not over the "die" area.
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