Taking the individual parts out you will find a vast array of all required components for a water cooling loop. The only things you will need are a funnel and a pair of scissors or tubing cutters and optionally pliers.
Looking at the block itself you will find it to be easily interchangeable between Intel and AMD.
This is done by keeping the core of the block ingeniously separate from the brackets, no tools required. Both acrylic brackets are drilled to accept four LEDs. Two are included that light the block up when powered.
The block itself is a solid copper base and topped with a CNC cut Acetal top. The top is tapped with 2 direction specific G1/4 holes. The base is machined fairly flat, but not the most smooth and reflective finish.
Moving to the radiator, a standard RS240. It is capable of taking two 120mm fans two on each side. It is a thin densely finned radiator. This makes it ideal for a wider range of mounting locations, but also means that it requires high speed, high static pressure fans.
It has a nice evenly applied matte black finish and has two G1/4 ports at one end. More costly radiators may come with more ports for more installation options, but this is XSPC’s entry level model and only comes with two.
As for those G1/4 ports XSPC has included six nickel black chrome ½ inch barbs and clamps. Not the fanciest choice for connecting tubing, but cost effective and efficient.
To connect your components you will find 2 meters of clear 7/16 inch non branded tubing. The smaller inner diameter tubing means that it will fit very snugly on the included barbs and will discourage leaks.
For the res/pump you get one of XSPC’s great looking X20 750 dual bay res/pump combo. This combines the pump and reservoir together, further simplifying the installation process. It’s dark theme is offset by the XSPC logo in the bottom right front corner and is further embellished with a nice blue glow from the rear mounted LED port that shines through the fill level window.
The X20 750 mounts in two open drive bays on your case and is secured by four screws on either side. The top of the reservoir has a screw in fill port.
The rear as mentioned has an the LED port above which is the molex adapter capped power cable for the pump and below is a drain port that is plugged. To the left of these three items are the two clearly marked in and out ports for the reservoir and pump. They are of course G1/4 holes.
As mentioned the RS240 radiator is thin and densely fined. Luckily XSPC seems to know what they are doing and included some medium/high speed fans that state 1650 rpm. With the fans come two fan grills to keep objects out.
Aside from the array of main and secondary components there is also included a full set of mounting hardware and screws for all socket types and fans respectively.
Jul 08, 2014 0