Cooler Master Aquagate S1
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 07-23-2007
Provided by: Cooler Master
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First Look



The Aquagate comes in an attractive, albeit a bit large, box, with plenty of well-shaped plastic to keep it snug in place. On the front is a little sneak preview of the radiator, and on the left side is the list of compatible processors. The back boasts the features of the product, and finally the right side has a product description in various languages. You may have noticed the gigantic air bubble in the tubing, which CoolerMaster assures us is normal via various labels and warnings.



In the box comes the pre-filled, pre-assembled system and a box full of accessories. You'll notice that there are three-pin power connectors coming from both the pump and the fan in the radiator as well as a fan controller coming from the radiator. The accessory box contains: a manual, the universal mounting bracket, the various screws/washers necessary for installation, CoolerMaster's MX-1 thermal compound, the necessary parts for installing the fan controller and a syringe for refilling the water solution in the system. In the close-up shot you can see that CoolerMaster used steel ties to keep each end of each tube attached, which is a nice, reassuring touch.





The radiator is all aluminum and mounts on to any 120mm fan casing, making installation quite flexible. The included fan is a low-RPM, low-noise, blue LED fan. Despite its good box-packaging, the all copper waterblock comes with a protective anti-static sticker, another nice attention to detail. As you can see, Gengar reflects nicely on this mirror finished, flat block. This waterblock is very impressive, and reflects (no pun intended) CoolerMaster's attention to detail. This system looks very thoughtfully constructed, so lets put it in the computer and see how it does!


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