Swiftech Apogee HD Water Block
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-27-2012
Provided by: Swiftech
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Introduction

A basic liquid cooling system designed for today's computers typically consists of just three components: a pump, radiator and CPU block. The market has become saturated recently with these pre-assembled sealed kits which actually do a pretty decent job of cooling when compared to air coolers. But traditional water cooling manufacturers like Swiftech have always offered products a cut above the rest.


Take for example their H20-320 Edge kit we reviewed a while back. As far as "kits" go it's about the closest thing to assembling your own top-shelf liquid cooling components as you can get while still making it easy for beginners by including everything you need to get started. To further simplify things, the pump and reservoir are combined into the radiator design, leaving the CPU block as the only other component you need to install.


This makes upgrading the CPU block to accommodate new socket layouts or processor designs an extremely easy proposition. Today we have for review Swiftech's absolute latest in blocks, the Apogee HD. Superseding the venerable Apogee XT as their flagship product, the HD offers improvements in all areas: increased performance, reduced flow restriction and a new innovative feature known as multi-port connectivity. By paralleling the outputs to other components like the VGA, RAM and VRM, flow restriction is reduced and the need for a second pump in long, daisy-chain setups is eliminated.

Join us as we take a closer look at the Swiftech Apogee HD.


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