Category: CPU waterblocks

Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU Waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction A little over an year ago, I was talking about how Alphacool’s CPU waterblock range was quite dated and performance, flow, aesthetics all lacking a lot. Since then Alphacool has revamped nearly everything in their product line, and finally now we have…


Aquacomputer cuplex kryos NEXT CPU Waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Aquacomputer is not a new company to the PC DIY watercooling market, and in fact their first CPU block (cuplex 1.0) was launched all the way back in 2001 when most other companies you see today were not even an entity. Their cuplex…


Koolance CPU-390 Waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Koolance has been riding along mostly silently for a while now in the PC DIY watercooling market, with a reference PCB GPU waterblock every now and then. Their last CPU block, the CPU-380, was launched on August 1, 2013 and it was…


Anfi-tec “Drei” CPU waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction What do you get when two Germans decide to partner up and start a company? Well, if you are Andre and Finn you form Anfi-tec. It’s still mind boggling to me how you can have companies like this that…


Lian Li CB-01 CPU Waterblock

Introduction Lian Li is not a brand I would have associated with CPU blocks an year ago. But when CaseKing and Overclockers UK (2 retailers based in Europe) decided they wanted an exclusive CPU block to sell, they went with Lian Li. They have had a long history of cases in the consumer retail market,…


XSPC Raystorm Pro CPU waterblock

Introduction We took a look at the XSPC Raystorm CPU block earlier this year, and it was impressive for the money overall. It did have a fair share of issues, mostly related to mounting. The Raystorm is an older block compared to most others tested here, and so I was really curious to see what…


Phobya UC-1 Extreme CPU block

Introduction We took a look at the Alphacool XP3 Light earlier this month and noted that it was a decent performer but it could benefit from a price cut given the circumstances. Phobya works very closely with Alphacool, and when I first saw the block in person I thought it was perhaps based off the XP3 Light itself….


Alphacool NexXxos XP3 Light CPU waterblock

Introduction The Alphacool XP3 Light came out in 2011-2012 but, as of the date of this article, it remains Alphacool’s latest CPU block and is their solution available in retail markets. As with most CPU blocks, the XP3 comes in multiple different versions ranging from acetal tops to plexi ones to even metal tops, and has…


Nateman Doo CPU waterblock

Introduction Right now a lot of you are probably scratching your heads going “What’s a Nateman Doo?”. I don’t blame you necessarily- Nateman Doo is an artisan who frequents the EVGA forums and has created water blocks for a lot of people- especially the recent EVGA motherboards which tend to not get a lot of love…


Bitspower Asus R5E Full Cover Kit

Introduction If you read the review of the Bitspower Summit EF CPU waterblock, you would have anticipated this review to be following up soon. After all, it is part of this very kit itself along with 3 other blocks in total. Unlike the EK monoblock solution, this is literally a kit comprised of a separate…