Waterblock Shootout

Packaging and Contents

Packaging and Contents
 
XSPC Delta V3 CPU Acetal
 
The XSPC Delta V3 water block arrived in a small cardboard box that features a black and red theme. On the front of the packaging there is a red and white wave pattern and the XSPC logo. On the bottom of the box XSPC has included the prominent features of the XSPC Delta V3 and the contents of the packaging.
 
XXSPC package top XSPC Package bottom
XSPC Delta v3 Acetal contents XSPC Delta v3 Acetal contents
 
Opening up the box we are presented with a neatly packaged product that is well protected by pieces of thick Styrofoam. Interestingly, XSPC failed to include an installation manual even though it states on the box that one is included. No matter, they have them available online here. Included in the package were:
 
* XSPC Delta V3 water block
* Universal mounting plate
* Thermal paste
* Mounting screws, plastic washers and nuts.
 
 
Swiftech Apogee GTZ
 
The packaging included with the Swiftech Apogee GTZ water block is purely a review sample, and shouldn't be taken as an indication of what the retail packaging will look like. However, the Swiftech Apogee GTZ is extremely well packaged here and the amount of hardware that Swiftech managed to include in such a small space is impressive.
 
Swiftech sample box top Swiftech GTZ box side
Swiftech GTZ contents Swiftech GTZ contents
 
Opeing up the box, we are presented with the installation manual and the Swiftech Apogee GTZ water block housed beneath it. The water block itself comes encased in a non-scratch packing type sheeting that does an excellent job of keeping the water block's appearance in pristine condition.
 
The last Swiftech water block that I purchased was the Swiftech Storm G4, and it's nice to see that Swiftech has changed from including plastic barbs to traditional metal 3/8" and 1/2" versions. Swiftech has also included a small sample of thermal paste. Included in the package were:
 
* Swiftech Apogee GTZ water block and back plate
* 2x 3/8" and 1/2" barbs
* 2 x 3/8" and 1/2" plastic hose clamps
* Thermal paste
 
 
Aqua Computer Cuplex HD
 
This is the first opportunity that I've had to see an Aqua Computer water block in the flesh, and based on first impressions -  I'm impressed. I know the saying is cliche, but the Germans are second to none when it comes to engineering. The packaging for the Aqua Computer Cuplex HD is a simple, but yet visually attractive affair.
 
Aqua Computer Cuplex HD box top Aqua Computer box side
Aqua Computer box contents Aqua Computer contents
 
Opening up the box we are presented with the Aqua Computer Cuplex HD water block housed in a cardboard insert, and the mounting hardware on top. Interestingly, Aqua Computer do not supply barbs nor thermal paste with the water block. Included in the packaging were:
 
* Aqua Computer Cuplex HD water block
* Mounting screws, nuts and plastic washers.
 
Let's head over the page and have a look at the waterblock's in a little more detail...
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Most Recent Comments

09-10-2008, 10:06:38

llwyd
Sweeeeeeeeeet review PV, really love the shootouts Quote

09-10-2008, 10:21:41

!TIMMY!
Ive been waiting for this!!! Great review! I think I am sold on the GTZ! The mounting system looks great and it performs dam well

Thanks PV for making my day!Quote

09-10-2008, 10:52:38

JN
Great review mate. Shame the Cuplex didn't do better as I really like the look of it too. Can't have it all I guess Quote

09-10-2008, 11:33:10

Luigi
Yeah, It certainly looks the best...

The D-tek didnt do too well at all though Quote

09-10-2008, 11:55:47

!TIMMY!
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
Yeah, It certainly looks the best...

The D-tek didnt do too well at all though
Remember that was the V1 tho.Quote
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