Aqua-Pcs Flow Performance CPU Block
Determining pressure drop for water-cooling components is really quite easy and should give the prospective purchaser some idea of how well or how badly a particular component restricts/resists the natural flow of a pump. This is especially important when designing your water-cooling loop to ensure that your pump flow doesn't come to a crawl because of your cpu block, gpu block and possibly chipset block. Factor into the equation a reservoir, various curves and connectors and the amount of pressure drop can become an issue. Hence the reason why we need to assess for pressure drop.
You can see from the above graph that the Flow Performance Block suffers from some significant pressure drop, especially when compared to the XSPC X20 Delta.
The Flow Performance Block exhibited some quite reasonable flow performance, and subsequently just edged out the XSPC X20 Delta to win this round.
Simulated Water-cooling loop
I also performed some quick and dirty overclocking on the Q6600 (3.4Ghz/ 1.475V in BIOS
) to see how far the temperatures could be pushed. The results you can see below:
The XSPC X20 Delta was consistently the better performer with gains recorded over the Flow Performance Block in idle, load and overclocked testing. Please bear in mind that testing was conducted using a backplate, and that both water blocks were screwed down tight.
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