Looking over their current product lineup and comparing that with discontinued EOL items, I believe the HF-MK1 represents OCZ's first foray into the field of liquid cooling. Branching into a new area of development can be a difficult process for a hardware manufacturer, however given OCZ's history we know they certainly are capable of producing quality parts. The HydroFlow does appear to have all the right specifications, beginning with a pure copper base and triangular pin design for a high volume-to-surface ratio. The poly top with rubber O-ring assures a leak-free seal and the included 3/8" and 1/2" high-flow barbs give it a wide range of compatibility with other water cooling components. Mounting options include both Intel socket 775 and AMD 754/939/AM2 variations. Top it all off with OCZ's typical attention to detail and what we have here is a quality product backed by an impressive two-year warranty.
Join me as I take a closer look at the OCZ HydroFlow waterblock.