AquaXtreme MP-05 Pro Water Block



In order to test the capabilities of the MP-05, I am going to be installing it on one of our test rigs sporting an Intel Core2Duo X6800 chip. Idle and load temperatures will be taken in both stock and overclocked configurations with a room temperature maintained at 28ºC.

To ensure that the comparison between the MP-05 and Apogee remains fair, I will be using fresh Arctic Ceramique on each of the blocks, along with plain deionised water for the loop. Each block will be mounted 3 times, and an average calculated from the results.

Below is the full specification of the test PC:

• Asus P5B Deluxe (P965) Motherboard
• Intel Core2Duo X6800 2.93ghz (3.8ghz / 1.65v Overclocked)
• Laing D5 Water Pump
• 1/2" Danger Den UV Tubing
• XSPC D120 Dual 120mm Rad
• 4x Delta 120mm 70cfm fans (push/pull config)
• T-Line configuration (no reservoir)

AquaXtreme MP-05 Installed AquaXtreme MP-05 Installed

Results @ Stock Results Overclocked

At stock settings there was very little noticeable difference between the two blocks, with the MP-05 only pulling ahead by 1°C at idle.

Increasing the voltage on the processor up to a toasty 1.65v kicked out some serious heat, putting both water blocks under a lot of stress. However, from the results it was clear to see that the MP-05 was far more effective at removing the excess heat, keeping the CPU a full 3°C cooler when under load.

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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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