XSPC X2O Delta CPU waterblock

Introduction

Introduction

In the very recent past AMD and Intel have been vocal about upcoming families of multiple core CPU’s which will take processors into an area that we have never seen before. With Intel’s current Q6600 quad-core and AMD’s soon to be released Phenom native quad-core processors on the horizon, eight and sixteen cored processors will no doubt follow as the process is perfected and applications demand it.

It is a well known fact that water-cooling is really beginning to become a viable mainstream alternative to traditional air-cooling measures. No longer is water-cooling purely the domain of the hardcore overclockers, but ever increasingly it is beginning to make its way into more and more people’s homes.

With the advent of quad-core processors and the successful saturation of the market with dual-core processors as well, a need has arisen for cooling methods to tame these multi-cored beasts. So how do we look towards cooling these processors more efficiently...With water-cooling of course!

Now this is where XSPC comes in. Currently, there are around 6 or 7 major players within the realm of water-cooling component manufacturing, and many of them tend to target the upper echelon of the market and are priced accordingly. XSPC on the other hand tend to cater for the water-cooling fraternity but from a budget or better price-point perspective, whilst still offering exceptional performing products. If there is one thing I have learned whilst conducting reviews at Overclock3D, it's to never judge a book by its cover. Anyway enough of my rambling let's just get on with the review.

Today I have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to review XSPC's latest CPU waterblock - the XSPC X2O Delta CPU waterblock. The X2O Delta is essentially a revised version of the XSPC X2O Xtreme and has been optimised for dual- and quad-core CPU's. For this review the X2O Delta will be going head-to-head with one of the current top performing CPU waterblocks - the D-Tek FuZion.

XSPC X2O Delta CPU waterblock

Let's have a look at the XSPC X2O Delta's specifications...

Specifications

The X2O Delta's specifications have been taken directly from XSPC's website:

Universal CPU waterblock - Designed for Quad and Dual Core CPU's
- G1/4" Thread
- High Performance Copper Base
With Over 1000 Copper Pins
- Chrome Plated Brass Top
- Universal Mounting Plate
- Supports Sockets A/462, 478, 604/603
754/939/940, AM2 and LGA775
Supplied with universal mounting kit.

Particularly impressive is the increased pin count on the X2O Delta and the universal socket compatibility that the mounting plate allows.

Let's head over the page and have a look at the XSPC X2O Delta's packaging and contents...
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Most Recent Comments

07-09-2007, 10:27:41

PV5150
We take XSPC's latest CPU waterblock and pit it against the D-TEK FuZion. Take a look at the review and the results may surprise you.

Link

07-09-2007, 12:25:17

Uncle_Fluffy
Excellent review there PV,

I've been waiting nervously for this cos I'd already plumped for the FuZion

I'm now very happy I did with my hotter running B3

07-09-2007, 12:28:46

PV5150
Thanks Uncle_Fluffy for the feedback. The X2O Delta is still a very nice block and more than capable of cooling your quad-core. But you'll enjoy your D-TEK too

07-09-2007, 17:32:00

Ham
Nice review as ever Pvs.

08-09-2007, 00:52:53

ai_01
nice review Matt, i would not be surprised if this block would out preform the fusion when the 8 and 16 cores come out. kind of like the storm and fusion today.

08-09-2007, 01:40:40

PV5150
Hi ai_01 and Ham...thanks for the feedback. Your comment certainly holds some weight as XSPC are working on a new revision of the Delta as we speak. As I find out more details I'll let you know...

08-09-2007, 06:40:06

Mr. Smith
Superb review mate.

Having just ordered the fuZion I was especially pleased (as was Fluffy) when the comparison between the two concluded with the fuZion retaining the cooling crown.

This talk of revising the Delta has me worried!

Must... Have... Best...

08-09-2007, 06:44:13

PV5150
Thanks mate Yeah XSPC want to beat the FuZion for sure so it'll pay to keep an eye out in the near future, and with the next revision they may well do it.

08-09-2007, 06:51:47

llwyd
Tip top review there mate, well done. I'm happy with my Apogee for the moment though

08-09-2007, 14:56:03

FarFarAway
Nice review Peevs, comprehensive and well written as usual

09-09-2007, 05:41:25

Aqua-Pc's
impressive review

09-09-2007, 06:10:57

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
Tip top review there mate, well done. I'm happy with my Apogee for the moment though
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Nice review Peevs, comprehensive and well written as usual
Thanks lads

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Aqua-Pc's'
impressive review
Thank you sir

16-09-2007, 11:27:09

Barry
I would have though that the block not coming with barbs would have been seen as a con in the conclusion.

Nice review othwerwise though.

16-09-2007, 23:07:22

PV5150
The block does normally come with barbs but due to the supplier being exceptionally busy I was cutting him some slack. If you order the Delta it will come with barbs, hence the reason that I didn't include it as a con. Thanks for the feedback anyway mate

20-09-2007, 15:44:23

Brooksie
Nice review, this may be the CPU block I will use for my WC setup

21-09-2007, 08:56:36

PV5150
Thank you. The X20 Delta is a very capable waterblock and as an added bonus you get to save some money along the way.

21-09-2007, 11:05:06

nunzio
Aye this is a lovely waterblock, been in my loop since dayone, lovely
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