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Some time ago there was an amino check on a Dutch forum. Somebody made some water blocks and wanted to know whether there were people interested in buying it. Lots of people gave a positive response, including some of our Madshrimps crewmembers. Cees
send us over samples of his blocks right away!
They looked good, copper base
and plexi top
, but there were some problems with the materials used, the plexi started to break from the moment there was a little bit too much pressure on them. Not that good.
But now he's back, and how! This new series of blocks is made totally of copper, and that won't break easily :)
We received a Socket 478 Block, Intel chipset block and a Geforce 4 / FX block. Time to put it the test.
I will review this block in three ways, if possible.First I'll take a closer look at the block, how does it look and how the finishing. A block should be good performing, but in my opinion that doesn't mean that it has to be butt-ugly.
Installation, plug and play ? Or lose an entire day on installation?
And performance, probably the most important part. I'll monitor the temperature of the CPU and the video card. I'll pass the chipset, because my motherboard’s northbridge didn't have a built-in sensor.
Let's start with the most used type of water blocks: the CPU block.