Razor GTX690 Overview
Removing everything from the box you will find the block itself wrapped in protective plastic. Hefting it the first time, you will find that it is a decently heavy block. This is expected though as it is for a dual GPU card. Additional items in the box are a detailed instruction sheet, leds for the block, thermal pads, thermal paste, and finally a bag holding the installation parts.
Unwrapping the block from the plastic rewards you with a look at a nicely finished brushed aluminum black top. This is mounted to a piece of clear acrylic which mounts to a stainless steel top that seals to the full copper block. The middle of the block is adorned with the XSPC logo and an indicator of which block this is.
Turning the block over you will find a machined copper surface. Having owned many different brands of waterblocks, I have to say the machining is rather poor. There are circles left from the CNC machines as well as very obvious lines across the whole surface.
These circles are most obvious around areas where the surface drops low, for example around both of the chip contact areas. Fortunately the contact surfaces seem at least decent and should pass heat correctly. Installed from the factory are what appear to be brass standoffs.
In the upper corner of the block you will find the multiport connector. It is located to the far left when installed in a typical case. Looking closely at this connector, you will find 7 G1/4 ports. This myriad of available ports should allow you to connect the block up in any way imaginable. The connector is made of a plastic, possibly delrin or something similar. The machining here is fairly good, but does leave a few bits of plastic that should be removed prior to use. If not removed there is a possibility of it ending up in your pump and causing damage.
Jan 24, 2015 0