BLAST FLOW Siberian Rev2 Modular VGA WaterBlock

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
So how well did the BLASTFLOW Siberian Modular VGA Waterblock perform in today's review?
 
There is no doubt that the Siberian is positively the sexiest and most drool-worthy block currently available, in my opinion. The block has looks by the shed-load and would certainly compliment any high-end water-cooled rig. The overall finish of the waterblock is excellent even though my sample arrived with a few scratches.
 
Cooling performance of the BLASTFLOW Siberian is very good with greater flow and less-restrictive qualities than most of the waterblocks we tested it against today. Unfortunately, I was unable to assess the Siberian with the cooling plate due to the non-existence of one for my graphics card, but I will revisit this review in the near future and add results with the cooling plate included.
 
Pricing for the BLASTFLOW Siberian Modular VGA Waterblock is reasonably priced with other full-cover waterblocks with the VGA-only block coming in at £59.99+VAT and the cooling plates at £21.91+VAT respectively. While some may baulk at the additional cost associated with the modular features of the BLASTFLOW Siberian, in the long run, the cost will be offset by the fact that you save money by not having to upgrade with every new graphics card release. Or alternatively, you can just run with the VGA block only. The BLASTFLOW Siberian is available throughout Europe and the USA with Aqua-PC's and Primochill being the respective resellers and distributors.
 
 
Aqua-Pcs logo
 
The Good
- Exceptional Quality.
- Looks.
- Cooling performance.
- Modular design.
- Increased upgradability.
 
The Mediocre
- Initial outlay.
- Older generation cards may not be supported (GeForce 8800GTX is catered for but the older 8800GTS isn't.)
- Longer screws required for VGA-only which weren't supplied.
- Significantly dearer than the Swiftech MCW60.
 
The Bad
- Nothing to report
 
Editors Choice Award
 
Overclock3D would like to thank BLASTFLOW for supplying today's review sample.
 
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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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