BLAST FLOW Siberian Rev2 Modular VGA WaterBlock

Test Results

Test Results
 
Flow chart
 
Head Pressure loss
 
Idle temperature chart
 
Load temperature chart
 
Result Observations
 
Flow performance of the BLASTFLOW Siberian was certainly better than both the Alphacool NVXP-G8 and EK FC8800GTS full cover waterblocks, and second only to the popular Swiftech MCW60 GPU only waterblock.
 
Pressure loss was equally as impressive with the Siberian level-pegging it with the Alphacool NVXP-G8. Once again the Swiftech MCW60 wins out here, but it is only by 0.5 kPa. With the inclusion of a more powerful pump in your loop like the Laing DDC Ultra the effects of the pressure loss would be negated.
 
Idle temperatures were very close across the board. The slight variations in temperature that we see can perhaps be attributed to inconsistencies with TIM application or waterblock tension. However, the load temperatures illustrate the increased cooling performance that the Siberian has over both the EK FC8800GTS and Alphacool NVXP-G8 full-cover waterblocks.
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Most Recent Comments

11-03-2008, 07:27:35

PV5150

11-03-2008, 08:19:52

Mr. Smith
Nice block, I almost got a rev1 a while back and they were going for 100.

I love the modular idea, detach block from GPU leaving loop in-tact, whack on new gpu plate, reattach block... Awesome. No draining the loop, no messing around.

THe only problem is you depend on blast flow staying in business and producing new plates for new gpus...

11-03-2008, 08:47:11

FarFarAway
Looks a nice block but I don't like the huge size of it (vertically)

11-03-2008, 10:00:13

nunzio
why cant they make a 2900 fitting

18-03-2008, 17:48:33

PCFlip
I see that you stated that they are working on a 98x2 block but what about a 3870x2 block? or the upcoming 4###x2 series, can you see if they have any plans for this and I would assume that it would use two Siberian blocks. Thanks

18-03-2008, 18:36:45

ali_james
I'm not sure if it was covered in the review.. but can you use the memory cooling plates without the w/c block? I was thinking of going for the 8800GT plate to use along with my AC Accelero 'cos the horrible little memory sinks kept on dropping off.

Cheers!
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