Hmmm, there's something missing from this image...ahh the barbs! Nevermind, it's just as well that I happen to have a few kicking about at my place. Anyway included in the XSPC X2O Delta's packaging are:
* 4 x mounting bolts complete with nylon washers, tension springs and tension nut.
* 1 x 3.5 gram syringe of thermal interface material (TIM)
* 1 x XSPC X2O Delta CPU waterblock
* 1 x XSPC X2O Delta CPU waterblock adaptor plate.
Everything is included in order to get your CPU water-cooling well underway. Although there weren't any barbs included in the packaging WatercoolingUK
provide a drop-down menu on their website where you can choose between 1/2", 3/8", 10/8mm compression or 10mm push fit connectors.
Let's have a little bit of a closer look at the review specimen shall we...A Closer Look
As I said on the previous page, the XSPC X2O Delta has received an increase in the pin count present on the bottom of the block. According to my rough calculations the pin-count is somewhere in the vicinity of 1000 pins on 1960 mm-squared. Pretty impressive stuff, but we'll have to wait a little longer until we see how it equates into overall performance.
The X2O water-block feels extremely solid and is certainly a very weighty little beast. The X20 also comes well lapped and the chrome finish certainly loves to retain fingerprints, but it's certainly eye-catching.
The Universal hold-down plate is an ever-increasing feature that we are seeing manufacturers include in an effort to provide compatability and longevity for those on older sockets. Whilst it certainly serves a purpose, you would no-doubt agree that the increased size of the plate may cause issues; especially on newer motherboards where the passive cooling solutions of ASUS and Gigabyte are bordering 'over the top'. However, I am happy to report that this didn't cause any problems when it came to testing the block.
The supplied thermal paste is a 'silver' based interface material and looks slightly granular and less viscous than AS5 in appearance.
Let's head over the page to see the test setup...