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reviews are saying it has low static pressure, have you had any experience with this prod?
Yes, the fans that come with the kit are more "sound " optimized. I installed one on a costumer build and i was surprised how quiet it is. Performance is on par to a H100i according to my little testing, but the difference on noise is substantial ... the h100i with the fans at high speed sound like a angle grinder
 
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Yes, the fans that come with the kit are more "sound " optimized. I installed one on a costumer build and i was surprised how quiet it is. Performance is on par to a H100i according to my little testing, but the difference on noise is substantial ... the h100i with the fans at high speed sound like a angle grinder
And the Swiftechs are substantially better and quieter than an H100i, so......




The Eisbaer is a step up from a CLC, but not as dramatically as a Swiftech. The Swiftech also has a pump that will handle an added GPU and radiator without flinching, while that chokes the Eisbaer pump.
 

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While Eisbaer quality is much better than CLCs are, and it's pump is much better than CLC pumps, it is still not near as good as Swidttech H series are.
 

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I don't have the opportunity to test that Swiftech but seems great, the pump have the same specs of a DDC-1
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The only downside to the Swiftech is its annoying mounting system but it's a no brainer especially for the price. On that note, EK just released their Phoenix MLC coolers. No reviews yet, costs quite a bit more than the Swiftech but is a bit easier to expand due to the QDCs and it comes with Vardar EVO fans which I'd guess are better, and it comes with a 4-pin splitter for much neater wiring. I'm getting one of these soon, I've also used EK Predator and the previous gen Swiftech AIO.
 

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The only downside to the Swiftech is its annoying mounting system but it's a no brainer especially for the price. On that note, EK just released their Phoenix MLC coolers. No reviews yet, costs quite a bit more than the Swiftech but is a bit easier to expand due to the QDCs and it comes with Vardar EVO fans which I'd guess are better, and it comes with a 4-pin splitter for much neater wiring. I'm getting one of these soon, I've also used EK Predator and the previous gen Swiftech AIO.
Looks bad ass!! waiting for reviews.
 

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The only downside to the Swiftech is its annoying mounting system but it's a no brainer especially for the price. On that note, EK just released their Phoenix MLC coolers. No reviews yet, costs quite a bit more than the Swiftech but is a bit easier to expand due to the QDCs and it comes with Vardar EVO fans which I'd guess are better, and it comes with a 4-pin splitter for much neater wiring. I'm getting one of these soon, I've also used EK Predator and the previous gen Swiftech AIO.
I see the QD's as a drawback - an unnecessary expense and added potential leak points. Still no res, either, so expanding/cutting tubes to fit so it doesn't look like a $60 CLC/doing maintenance/etc. is a PITA unless you add a res. I'm curious to see reviews from reputable sites (which is getting harder with EK products) but I don't see this as being better than a Predator....which means louder, more expensive and slightly less performance than the Swiftechs.

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Looks bad ass!! waiting for reviews.
LOL....looks are so subjective. My first thought was "that is going to look awful in a build with the QDCs, too long tubing and that block....what were they thinking with that block?".
 

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I see the QD's as a drawback - an unnecessary expense and added potential leak points. Still no res, either, so expanding/cutting tubes to fit so it doesn't look like a $60 CLC/doing maintenance/etc. is a PITA unless you add a res. I'm curious to see reviews from reputable sites (which is getting harder with EK products) but I don't see this as being better than a Predator....which means louder, more expensive and slightly less performance than the Swiftechs.
LOL....looks are so subjective. My first thought was "that is going to look awful in a build with the QDCs, too long tubing and that block....what were they thinking with that block?".
The Phoenix MLC has what should be a more quiet pump than the Swiftech.

http://thermalbench.com/2016/06/30/ek-xtop-spc-60-inc-pump/

But yeah the block is ugly as sin. I wish Swiftech offered matte black tubing instead of just clear, and a mounting system for the water block more like EK's. If that were the case, I'd go back to Swiftech myself.
 

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I see the QD's as a drawback - an unnecessary expense and added potential leak points. Still no res, either, so expanding/cutting tubes to fit so it doesn't look like a $60 CLC/doing maintenance/etc. is a PITA unless you add a res. I'm curious to see reviews from reputable sites (which is getting harder with EK products) but I don't see this as being better than a Predator....which means louder, more expensive and slightly less performance than the Swiftechs.
I agree. QD's are also a lot of flow restriction.
 
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