- Unboxing and Overview 2
- Liquid Flow Restriction
- Thermal Performance
Unboxing and Overview 1
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Given the name is mostly unchanged (Razor to Razor RGB), XSPC was able to re-use the same packaging as before with their black and white color scheme on the cardboard box that has a label on the side for SKU identification. Open the box and we see the installation manuals on top of a thin foam sheet which helps protect the contents inside.
The manuals are two color-printed sheets, beginning with disassembly and removal of the NVIDIA Founders Edition cooler if applicable and then splitting into two separate versions depending on if you have the GTX 1080 or the GTX 1080 Ti/Titan Xp. This is also why, upon removal of the foam sheet, we see a lot of included accessories including two sets of thermal pads for the different PCBs and another for VRAM modules that includes a max of 12 (for Titan Xp). Also included is a tube of 1 g of XSPC K3 thermal paste which is one of the better pastes out there in terms of ease of use, spreadability and thermal heat transfer. As for mounting hardware you get metal screws, electrically insulating washers and two metal nuts- similar to the old Razor.
Part of the change here with the RGB edition is the inclusion of an RGB lighting kit. XSPC used to include single color LEDs with their CPU and GPU blocks, first blue and then white. Now with RGB taking over the world seemingly, they got on board and have a simple hands-on kit with two RGB LEDs plugging into a power/control unit that in turn plugs to a full size SATA connector from the PSU. You can change the static color, the speed of the breathing mode, and the breathing mode effect in the three buttons on the controller. The LEDs are in the shape of a rectangular cuboid rather than round, and they should thus fit in similar shaped holes in the block itself.
Let us take a look at the GPU block itself on the next page now.