Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme CPU Waterblock ReviewTue, Dec 15, 2009 - 12:00 AM
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.