Originally Posted by runeazn
does this packet cool good.
in comparison in a custom WC loop?
I cant say in comparison to other WC setups since this is my very first setup but so far it is great. The CPU block competes with the best of them coming in mostly in 2nd. or maybe even 3rd. place in the different reviews but by only 1*C difference.
Value is outstanding IMO.
Some things can be improved on but easily done so (e.g. tubing).
If the "kit" has a weak link, it's the present pump/res combo unit. It seems like several units have an issue with a rattling noise. I have been following up closely on this and I have it on good authority that the problem has been identified, it is in the process of being corrected but I have no information as to when it will be corrected (other than "soon"). I was promised to be notified of the correction and once I know I can advise then. The issue is not with the mechanical components though so the pump will not fail. That's all I think prudent to say at this time.
Others have gone with alternative pumps and res to good effect. All in all I do not think that this brand has anything to envy of the more pricier components out there. Other brands do look a lot better, granted, but all in all if you are like me, you are looking for the best cooling efficiency for the dollar.
Just my 2 centavos worth.Edited by Kahbrohn - 2/9/11 at 12:20pm