there both relatively equal, apogee is cheaper, allows higher flow but may be slightly lower performing, the g4 looks cooler, more expensive, needs to be cleaned from time to time (has little jets that get clogged) and is probably a little higher quality. kind of whatever fits your setup better.
the structural weaknesses were probably only in a small batch of the apogees and are almost assuredly taken care of (based on a review i read and a quote by the ceo of swiftech). imo the g4 is in no way worth twice as much as the apogee. some tests have shown the apogee to get better temps although i think either way it is only 1-3c most of the time.
Apogee for sure, water blocks in general are extremely expensive and the most you'll get is 1-2c anyways, not worth it, infact IMO the most important thing distinguishing between the high end blocks is looks
(not really worth getting an ugly block for a few degrees difference)
I assume youre talking about the review from systemcooling... I havent seen any problems with leakage, weakness, etc. on any sites other than that initial review and the one person, that Ive seen, that had a problem... just check the update on that systemcooling review and youll see what I mean
just judging by those, you can see that the apogee is worth it... virtually no difference between the apogee, mcw6002 or storm... so considering the storm is much more expensive and that the mcw6002 is discontinued (only 1 or 2 places have any in stock anyway), the apogee is the best choice
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