Individual components in detail
The Xirex Liquidcooling Starter Set offers all the basic components to get you going, tubes to support the flowing liquid, a hot side heat exchanger, a cold side heat exchanger and off course a pump to drive to liquid from component to component. As hot side heat exchanger Xirex has chosen for its own Blizzard CPU water block, pictures below. Xirex claims it to be a high performance Intel/AMD compatible block where the low price is the biggest advantage of all.
From the looks of it, the square pin base plate design allows more then decent heat exchanging for all 4 cores in modern CPU's, the amount of pins is not huge so you should not expect D-Tek Fusion or Swiftech Apogee GTX alike performance. The top side of the block is made out of acrylic and is fastened onto the copper base plate via 4 screws and with a stress resistant o-ring in between. The four screws are easily unscrewed and allow easy acces to the inner circuit whenever cleaning is needed. The acrylic top plate holds place for Intel LGA775, 771 and socket 478, but also AMD's socket 939, 940 and AM2 are being supported.
The system radiator is an LC RAD Xirex Radiator 120Pro, a black colored radiator which measures 150x 120x 30mm. The water chamber is made out of brass, fins are made from copper. The radiator holds place for one 120mm fan and should be easy to mount in cases where 120mm fans are being used.
As driving force for the whole system Xirex used their 4P pump. This one measures 80x 85x 70mm and comes with G1/8 fittings like all the previous components. The pump comes with an internal reservoir, it's the only reservoir in the Liquidcooling starter set so you have to fill the system through the pump, take good note of that. The pump is direct current powered and requires 12V, the pump is a poor performer though at only 280l/h but non-the-less will it be very silent this way and when cooling only one component 280l/h should do well enough. Estimated lifetime: 50.000h.
Let's make good use of the parts mentioned above, let's have it all installed ->