Tag: XSPC

XSPC RAZOR RGB GTX 1080/1080 Ti GPU WATER BLOCK

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview 1 Unboxing and Overview 2 Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction No, don’t close the tab. This is not a repeat of the XSPC Razor GTX 1080 GPU block review we saw before, and it is not even the Blade that I mentioned in there. XSPC decided the Blade…


Phobya Xtreme Quad 480/560 v.2 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction I got this absolutely massive package from Aquatuning a couple of weeks ago, and this was one of the first things to catch my way. I suppose I have always been interested in things that very few people can fit…


XSPC AX560 Quad 140mm Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction XSPC introduced their AX series of 120mm size radiators in 2012 (reviewed here), and this also brought along the box shroud design that XSPC and EK have since used for their radiators- especially EK. XSPC did not have a lot…


EK-CoolStream CE 560 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction EKWB has been revamping their radiator lineup since late 2013 with the introduction of the Coolstream PE series that offered a boxed frame composed of a 4 piece shroud surrounding the radiator core, and this design has since been seen…


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…


XSPC Ion Pump/Reservoir

Introduction If you haven’t yet, I would encourage reading the review of the XSPC X2O 420 single bay res/pump unit. That particular res/pump combo unit uses XSPC’s small profile X2O 420 pump which works pretty well for low-medium restriction loops. As such, I recommended it for small loops, and in particular mITX builds. But with…


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…