SwiftTech Apogee GT CPU Water Block
Published: 8th May 2007 | Source: SwiftTech | Price: |Installation
Installation was pretty simple on the Apogee GT, as it was on the normal Apogee. Provided are four screws with washers, tensioning springs and caps
Note that both the Apogee and the Apogee GT did not fit on the DFI iCFX3200 without taking off the stock PWM heatsink and replacing this with some SwiftTech VGA RAMsinks.
For the tests I used the following test setup:
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6600 @ 3.33Ghz
Motherboard: DFI iCFX3200 RD600 motherboard
RAM: Mushkin XP2-6400 4-4-4-12
VGA: MSI 8800GTX 768mb
Sound: Creative Labs X-Fi fatal1ty FPS
HDD: OS - 160gb Hitachi Deskstar SATA II
Power: OCZ GameXtream 850w
Case: Lian Li PC71b customised
SwiftTech Mcp655 Pump
Aquacomputer Evo 360 RAD (3 x 65cfm 120mm SilenX fans)
DangerDen Acrylic Bay Res
1/2" ClearFlex Tubing
De-ionised Water + Zerex Coolant + UV Green Dye - exact same mixes were used for each block
SwiftTech Apogee Waterblock
SwiftTech Apogee GT Waterblock
The Tests were conducted at the following Ambient Temps (thermal probe):
Apogee GT: 21.6-9°C
Arctic Silver 5 was used as the TIM and was given more than the 200 Hours setting in time on each block.
Core Temperatures were measured using CoreTemp beta 0.95. These were double checked using a thermal probe and found to be consistant.
Idle Temperatures were measured after power up for 1/2 an hour and recorded over another 1/2 hour period to gain an average.
Load Temperatures were taken after 1/2 hours load with Orthos Stress Test using small FFT's. Again this was recorded over a 1/2 hour period and average results obtained.