Tag: Koolance

Koolance VID-NX1080 GPU Water Block

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview 1 Unboxing and Overview 2 Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Koolance as a brand has not enjoyed the market recognition that the EKWBs and the Bitspowers of this hobby do, and part of this has been their involvement in the OEM and industrial solutions market that appears to…


Alphacool Eiszapfen Quick Disconnect Fittings

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Alphacool has had a major renovation in the last few months with their branding and product lineup, and especially with emphasis on their “Eis” series of products. There are now over 10 different categories of products that begin with “Eis” and this is part of their…


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…


EK Supremacy Evo Full Nickel CPU waterblock

Introduction This is going to be a concise article given that the Supremacy Evo has already been looked at (in a nickel plexi finish) before. The reasoning behind this review was to do with the full copper Heatkiller IV Pro having performed great in my hotbox, but there was a slight effect of airflow in…