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I've been trying to research several Blocks, specifically for use on AMD AM3 chips, but it seems that for the most part, most reviews out there are somewhat biased towards AMD and only review using Intel.

For example, I've been reading Skinee's reviews on CPU Blocks, but all his "test systems" are always Intel based and he never once mentions anything about AMD performance.

Though his reviews are great, and they're very helpful... Intel and AMD are still two very different animals when it comes to "whats under the hood"; and it would be useful to have some comparisons based on AMD chips...

Are there, any such reviews out there, that test CPU blocks on AMD chips, that I've not been able to find?

Lastly, I am debating between the EK HF, the RASA, and the Apogee XT; specifically for use on my Phenom II x4 955.

The EK or the RASA , I would have to buy new; though the Apogee I have a friend willing to sell one to me along with an RX120 Rad and XSPC Res/MCP pump combo that he no longer needs...

But I'm having some difficulty in finding good info regarding how either of these perform on AMD systems...
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They might be different under the heatspreader, but on the heatspreader, heat is still heat..

So really the only thing that's different between the chips is the TDP / heat that you have to dissipate.. Any block that works really well at dissipating high amounts of heat will work really well at dissipating low amounts of heat. So blocks that work great for Intel will work great for AMD..
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As Sidicas said, whichever performs the best on the intel will also perform the best on the AMD; heat is heat.

That being said, the performance goes something like this:
EK>Rasa>XT
So it is up to you how much you want to spend, I should say the Rasa is very close to the EK, but much cheaper. Then again, if you can get a good deal from your friend; I'd probably take that.
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