This block is specially developed for cooling I7 Nehalem based CPU's, thus leading to high expectations in this roundup. The fluid is injected straight onto the cores for maximum cooling performance. Flow rates of 4.9 liters/min can be reached depending on your setup. Compared to the Livingstone this is a pure lightweight.
Same blister type packaging, heck why change a good solution.
Micro pin structure looks a lot like the previous block, though it's a slightly refined pin design. Sadly I had some performance issues with the block. Opening the block revealed that some of the coating of the dispenser was on and in-between the pins, thus hindering water flow. I tried to clean it up as much (yet you can still see some black markings on the pins) as possible and got more respectable results afterwards.
Second issue I encountered with this block is the compatibility with some fittings as they are very very close to one another. As you can see I had to install tie raps to ensure the tubing was properly attached.
Like with the Livingstone, socket compatibility for S775, 1156 and 1366 out of the box. No picture of the delivered mounting, or the thermal paste tube lads, as it's exactly the same as the other Alphacool block(s).