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Apogee XT

QFT

There was someone on here who benched it not too long ago and the XT beat it by about 3c every bench.
 

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Possibly the Koolance CPU-360, but we won't know that until Bundymania updates his tests. Otherwise, the Apogee XT is very slightly better, and the EK Supreme HF can beat it depending on the jet plate used.
 

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I run the Apogee XT with my core i5, it came with the i7 1366 bracket as well.

My system is running idle at 22c, load 38c

The quality of the block is very impressive, well built LOTS of copper could not be happier.

From what I read the XT sometimes beats the HC in testing and visa versa. So whichever you can get the better deal on I'd imagine is the way to go. I paid 73 Bucks.
 

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What I'm hearing is that these blocks are at the top:

Apogee XT
EF Supreme HK
Enzotech Sapphire
Heatkiller 3
 

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The XT is currently the king, but there are a few problems.

First of all, the quality of the block is horrendous compared to the Heatkiller. The base doesn't even look like it's machined. Although swiftech has gotten their better blocks, they're still not up to par with the MSRP of 80 bucks.

Secondly, the block is extremely restrictive, I think even more so than the older GTZ

Also, while the mounting system is nice, I've read that it doesn't give as much pressure as other systems do. It also tends to feel flimsy.

Compared to the Heatkiller, the Heatkiller is only a bit behind the XT, barely any measurable difference in terms of overclocks, and you'll have none of that chopped up baseplate malarky. Also, the flowrate is much better.

Another alternative is the EK supreme HF. In some tests, it is worse than the Heatkiller, while in others it beats it. Compared to the above two, it has the best flowrates by far, and the quality is top notch.

There are also newer blocks coming out, such as the Koolance 360, but there haven't been any test results yet.
 

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if you are looking for quality you can not beat the stingers link in sig check it out
 

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I'm checking all these out, but...my system has a blue theme going on. The Enzotech Sapphires are so, so pretty...

On to the next review! *reads*
 

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Skinnee has done a good job in comparing the top blocks (it was November last year but it has the XT and HK3.0)
See this link: http://skinneelabs.com/i7-blocks-2.html

You can also read his test on individual block.
 

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windfire: Awesome link, thank you!

I've googled around on the Koolance 360 and it looks pretty darn good. However, I'd always thought that you want the same metal in your loop. When they say copper with "nickel plating" or "stainless steel jet plate", they're not talking about any surface that comes into contact with the coolant. Right?

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=978
 

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windfire: Awesome link, thank you!

I've googled around on the Koolance 360 and it looks pretty darn good. However, I'd always thought that you want the same metal in your loop. When they say copper with "nickel plating" or "stainless steel jet plate", they're not talking about any surface that comes into contact with the coolant. Right?

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=978

jet plate would come into contact with the coolant
 

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Interesting. Anyone know the electric potential of stainless steel? Not sure of the right term, but it's the difference in potential that causes corrosion. Wow, it's been years since physics...bleh.
 

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Interesting. Anyone know the electric potential of stainless steel? Not sure of the right term, but it's the difference in potential that causes corrosion. Wow, it's been years since physics...bleh.
http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...&postcount=180

There you go. NO risk with stainless steel.
 
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