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Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme CPU Waterblock Review
|Product:||Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme|
|Date:||Tue, Dec 15, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
In all, I’m rather impressed with the Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme Performance CPU Waterblock. Combined with the rest of the cooling system this is the coolest the test bench has run when overclocked. Granted that the cost of the overall cooling loop is way more than some would spend on a typical air cooler, or even a kit H2O cooler like the Corsair Hydro H50 water cooler.
Now the up side to a custom loop like this is most importantly, if I find I need more cooling or I want to add in a video card or chipset, I can. With the closed loop sealed kits there is no real easy way to splice into it. If you did manage to do it, it may not work. This is most definitely one of those “mileage may vary” situations. There are more variables then just ambient temp and a case. The pump used, tubing size, radiator size, and so on all influence the final temperature numbers that you will reach. If you compare my results from the Swiftech Apogee GTZ i7 review I did back in September 2009, you will notice some changes in the results. This time time around, I had different size ID tubing and QD fittings in the loop to help in swapping out water blocks and prevent kinking the lines.
The Apogee XT can be found for $78.99 plus shipping at CrazyPC.com and worth every penny. If you're looking to make the jump to a full on custom water cooling setup, or even upgrade your current setup, the Swiftech Apogee XT should be on your short list of waterblocks.
I want to thank CrazyPC.com for providing us with the Apogee XT to review.
Legit Bottom Line: The Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme Performance CPU Waterblock performs very well and should be on your short list of CPU waterblocks.
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Page 1 - The Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme
Page 2 - Looking Closer at the Copper Block
Page 3 - Installing the Apogee XT
Page 4 - Legit Reviews Core i7 Test System
Page 5 - Temperature Testing
Page 6 - Final Thoughts