A Closer look on the Apogee GTZ CPU Block :
Let's have a closer look at the main cooling component of this kit: The Apogee GTZ block
Its predecessor was criticised due to its coated top. In combination with certain fluids the coating got loose and polluted the water-cooling loop. Swiftech corrected this by opting this time for a durable Derlin top. Barbs included are for 1/2 and 3/8 inch.
The new micro dot matrix should enhance cooling even further, bringing the GTZ at and beyond D-Tek fuzion V2 level.
The base finish is practically a mirror coating, I say practically as my sample had some light abrasive marks.
But what is really interesting about this block is its ingenious mounting mechanism; forget about quadruple springs, spacers nuts etc... Swiftech made an example here for the whole industry how a good solid mounting mechanism should be. Thanks to its design, you cannot loose any of those little nifty parts and the mount is each time the same. Over and over again!