Not that long ago we reviewed a set of homemade water blocks. here
, made out of full copper.
The problem with copper is, that after a while, its starts oxidizing due to contact with air. And the shiny polish disappears. Then you have to clean up the block again, but again, after a couple of weeks already the same problem returns.
So Cees, the man behind Frigus Engineering’s
, and the man who's making all these blocks, came up with a great idea. Let us make the top from a different material! Smart. The problem is, it has been done already... Plexi tops for example, but unfortunately, these things can burst... Another option is making a copper block, and putting an anodized alloy/copper top on it. It is possible you have already seen such blocks, but they probably were expensive.
The blocks from Frigus
distinguish themselves from others by price. Does this leave a negative impact on the finishing and quality of the blocks? Let us find out in this review.
The Intimidator series come in two flavors being silver and blue. I received the blue version for review.
The package contained:Intimidator S-Uni V1.0 Blue + Hold down material
Intimidator GPU-RAD-GF2/3/mx v1.0 + Hold down material
Intimidator NB VIA/SiS/nForce² v1.0 + Hold down material
689 isomo cubes (*)
Let’s look at the CPU block.
(*) Amount can be different in your package :-)