AquaXtreme MP-05 Pro Water Block

Introduction & Packaging


When it comes to high-end water blocks a name that generally springs to mind is Swiftech or Alphacool. However, it's not always the best known blocks that have the best performance as proven many a time by people who go to the trouble of designing and milling their own custom designs.

Today I'm going to be taking a look at a block named the "MP-05 Pro" by a little known company called AquaXtreme. Searching around the internet, I wasn't able to find much information on this mystery company - in fact the only information I could find, is that AquaXtreme blocks and pumps originate from a website named

Many enthusiasts have already hailed this block as the best on the market when it comes to price vs performance, and today I'm going to be comparing the MP-05 against the Swiftech Apogee block. The Apogee falls into the same price bracket as the MP-05 block, and therefore makes for a very good comparison.


Copper is a very soft metal and doesn't fair to well when thrown around by a rough courier. Most companies package their blocks up very well and even go to the trouble of placing a plastic film over the blocks base to prevent scratches and oxidisation.

AquaXtreme MP-05 Box AquaXtreme MP-05 Box

The MP-05 comes in a plain white, single walled cardboard box - not exactly a great talking point! Disappointingly the block was placed inside the box without any form of padding or other protection. The base of the block was also unprotected, being left to rub against the bottom of the cardboard box.

Continuing in the MP-05's minimalist ways, the box contained no instructions on how to mount the block. However, those of us with previous water cooling experience shouldn't find it too difficult as the MP-05 comes with a universal socket mounting adapter that caters for most of the recent socket and motherboard layouts.

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Most Recent Comments

19-09-2006, 06:01:58

"Looking for the ultimate water block but on a budget? Today we take a look at the AquaXtreme MP-05 to see if it fits the bill!"


19-09-2006, 06:08:29

Nice block but I can't believe that they didn't clean it out before shipping it to you, that's a good way to screw up an expensive pump getting nasty debris in it.Quote

19-09-2006, 06:35:17

Looks a very nice block, shame about the shortcoming of the packaging and care taken during manufacturer Quote

19-09-2006, 07:32:32

Sorry if its in there & i missed it but what do these retail at?Quote

19-09-2006, 07:42:15

awesome review as usual, that would suck h/e if u didnt open the blockQuote

19-09-2006, 08:06:00

Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Sorry if its in there & i missed it but what do these retail at?
Thx for pointing that out - added to conclusion Quote

19-09-2006, 08:47:16

great review, yet again!!! well done

Shame about the negative points, we can actually get hold of these but sadly the bad points are putting me off Quote

19-09-2006, 17:08:47

I love mine. Mine came slightly dirty as well but a few hrs in vinegar solved that . Great review XMS.Quote

19-09-2006, 17:12:21

Yeah, I used Arcticlean to sort mine out - but vinegar would probably have been better.

In a way it's good to know that i'm not the only person to have a dirty MP-05 block - so now it can't be shrugged off as an isolated incident.Quote

19-09-2006, 18:11:20

While the block is a good performer: they will have to improve their quality testing. I am totally unimpressed with manufacturers who let QT slip and there is simply no excuse. I don't think I would recommend people to buy this over a Swiftech Storm - as I know Swiftech's QT is at a very high standard.Quote

19-09-2006, 18:29:18

nice review, didn't know the core2's put out that much heat! lol

Shame about the manufacturing fall downs though.Quote

19-09-2006, 19:03:07

Originally Posted by SuB
nice review, didn't know the core2's put out that much heat! lol

Shame about the manufacturing fall downs though.
They do @ 3.8GHz @ 1.65v Quote

20-09-2006, 02:21:15

Yeah they can be hot buggers when you start pumping the voltage thru. I think the IHS on mine is slightly concave anyway - time to lap Quote

26-01-2007, 02:25:15


Wanna ask wat addictive was used in the setup..?

The red addictive.Quote

26-01-2007, 04:10:03

Originally Posted by name='FrOzE'

Wanna ask wat addictive was used in the setup..?

The red addictive.

That is actually UV Red tubing available from (and lots of stores that stock Danger Den products). Quote

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