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Core i7 CPU Water Block Roundup

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Posted May 4, 2010 by Jake in Cooling

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Summary

In summary, here is how things shake out after all is said and done:

PRO:

  • High quality build
  • Very good performance
  • Treated copper (top) coating
  • Modular mounting design
  • Microfins
  • Low flow resistance

CON:

  • No fitting
  • Dated mounting mechanism
  • Time consuming with mounting hardware
  • Small thumbnuts

PRO:

  • High quality build
  • Great performance
  • Electrolytic copper
  • Universal mounting mechanism
  • Microfins
  • Low flow resistance
  • Backplate included
  • MX-2 paste included
  • Multiple changeable jet plates

CON:

  • No fittings
  • Cumbersome mounting mechanism and hardware

PRO:

  • High quality build
  • Great performance
  • Nickel plated
  • Universal mounting plates
  • Microfins cold plated
  • Low flow resistance
  • Sensor tapes
  • Chromed backplate and stainless steel mounting hardware
  • Allen key and thermal grease included

CON:

  • No fittings
  • Cost

PRO:

  • Excellent performance
  • Electrolytic copper
  • Advanced universal mounting hardware
  • Advanced micro pin-matrix design
  • Rotatable inlet port
  • Fittings, clamps, thermal paste included
  • Backplate included

CON:

  • High flow resistance
  • Inconsistent craftsmanship

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