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Old September 24, 2011, 07:28 AM
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RayStorm CPU WaterBlock (Intel) | XSPC
RayStorm CPU/APU WaterBlock (AMD) | XSPC


I was browsing around the net and stumbled upon this...


I really wonder how it performs compared to the other blocks.. =]
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Old September 24, 2011, 08:47 AM
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Wow that actually looks pretty nice, has that sleek look they always go for.
Cant wait to see some reviews on this.
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Old September 24, 2011, 08:52 AM
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XSPC Raystorm CPU Block Preview martinsliquidlab.org

It looks to be one of the most nonrestrictive modern day blocks.
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Old September 24, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Yup. New king of low restriction.
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Not sure on the full review, work hours in my new job are really bad and long. I got the pressure drop testing done today though, so I can offer that up. I'll start working on the thermals as time permits..

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I honestly love the look of this block. I hope it performs in like with the likes of the EK Supreme HF, and if so... I think i found my new block for this 2500K :D
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Old September 25, 2011, 11:16 AM
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I honestly love the look of this block. I hope it performs in like with the likes of the EK Supreme HF, and if so... I think i found my new block for this 2500K :D
I think it will also be one of my next water cooling purchases.
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Old September 25, 2011, 05:50 PM
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I really don't care for the design- might look ok for an alien build. As posted on other forums, I am worried about the mounting system. Sure it is simplistic, but how long will the acrylic last? What if I do not place the backplate on correctly? I have not used the rasa so maybe someone can answer those questions. I think the real selling point of the block will be it's price. If they can keep it under 70, then they will have a winner.
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Old September 25, 2011, 06:03 PM
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You really can't install the backplate incorrectly. Since the mounting bolts screw directly in to the backplate until they bottom out. Without the backplate, you can't mount it. The acrylic is also pretty thick on the Raystorm, plus it is reinforced w/ a piece of aluminum over top. Not sure if it is actually aluminum but it looks like it. I expect this block to sell for considerably more than the Rasa. More than likely will be comparable in price to blocks like the Supreme HF or CPU-370.
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This 'metal' cover, if it's really 'metal' will bend from the 4 springs pressure. One of acrylic's physical property, is not to be used in a design where bending occurs. Micro-cracks will develop over time.
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Old September 25, 2011, 07:12 PM
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The acrylic does look pretty thick though.


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