Taking all the components of the kit out we find ourselves with a tidy little water cooling kit. My first impression is that this looks like a great kit for the first time watercooler. It’s definitely more complex than one of the popular AIO offerings, but at the same time I would say this kit is extremely clean and not overly intimidating in its complexity. This is a kit that anyone should be able to install properly with little fuss.
Included is of course the dual bay rad/pump/reservoir combo, green coolant, a squeeze bottle, a bit of tubing, a cpu block/backplate, a bag of installation bits, and a full color manual.
Looking closely at the dual bay unit you will find essentially a well designed water cooling box. On the front there is a cut out where the water level in the reservoir can be checked with a line indicating when it needs to be refilled. Also there is a control knob for the pre installed 120mm VR fan. The knob controls the speed from a claimed 1600~2400 rpm.
This fan seems to be a good match as we take a look at the radiator that is attached directly to the P500 pump (500L/hr) and reservoir. The radiator itself has a nice black finish and an extremely dense set of fins that will benefit from a high rpm fan.
If you turn the unit over you will find the before mentioned fan protected on the bottom by a grill. The fan is clear with blue LEDS and is attached to the all aluminum chassis that holds the components securely in place. All the power is supplied through a single 3 pin connector that is plugged into an open header on your motherboard.
On the sides of the chassis there are standard drive bay mounting holes tapped.
Moving to the other components lets take a look at the CPU block. The block has a highly reflective finish, but it’s claimed to have an all copper base. The Intel mounting wings are easily removed and swapped out for ones compatible with AMD sockets. The whole kit comes with ⅜” barbs installed. However since they are all tapped with G1/4 holes you can easily swap them out with larger barbs or other fittings of your choice. All the barbs come with black rubber caps installed to protect them.
The base is extremely reflective and flat, however there does seem to be some residue on ours.
Other included items are several feet of ⅜” green UV tubing, green UV coolant and a squeeze bottle for easy refills.
May 26, 2015 0
May 26, 2015 0