More cooling madness
The Radiator included in the kit is a 240mm in size. Meaning it is being cooled by two 120mm fans. For a single block setup I can understand , though once you add in a GPU and eventually even more blocks its cooling surface might have better been 360mm. But don't forget that this kit is originally intended to be a CPU only solution. This is also why I wanted to test this solution first and then retest, adding piece by piece.
Again that nice breathtaking chrome finish, a nice step away from the familiar dull black ones.
The Fans are equipped with LEDS to give the kit that extra bling factor when being powered on. There's a Molex to 3 pin fan splitter foreseen.
The Rad is intended to be placed at the back of the case, this to enhance case compatibility big time. It's a sort like solution of the Swiftech infamous Radbox, but this time using 2 U shaped brackets. “Very easy install” seems to be the one of main objectives of this kit.
As you can see there's also a back plate, which allows the tubing to enter your precious case, thus eliminating the need to drill holes. Cooling Fluid
Premixed cooling fluid with a fluorescent yellow color is included in the kit. The Pump/reservoir combo is already filled, so you only need to add coolant to fill the radiator, tubes and blocks.The GPU block
Its shape resembles the CPU block, but the fittings are horizontal. Compatibility is maximal for both Nvidia and ATI cards.
Cooling surface is the same as the CPU block, hard coated chrome finish again
The GPU block will be mounted via the common nut/spring setup.
One thing I am missing in this kit and which has delayed this review big time, was the absence of any extra heatsink to cool down PWM's, Nvivo's and sort like hot components on your graphics card. I had to revert to buying some small heatsinks to help cool these components on my VGA card. If Larkooler is able to include a set of small VGA heatsinks it would make the kit complete!NB/SB block
Yet again this block seems identical to the CPU block. Same for the cooling surface, only thanks to the 3 cutouts on the side I could distinguish it physically from the CPU block. Too bad we can't take a look into the interior design, as the blocks are not meant to be opened/serviced.MOSFET block
A Mosfet block is also included. I however did not mount it as I didn't have a compatible motherboard in the test lab. It's dimensions are (L)48mm x (w) 14mm x (H) 14mm, weighing in at 135 grams
Too bad we are missing out on some extra cooling paste, Larkooler included enough for the CPU block, but with all the extra water blocks an extra tube or two would not have been a bad idea.