Swiftech Apogee GTZ Water Block
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 09-10-2008
Provided by: Swiftech
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Introduction

Swiftech has been around since 1994 and is perhaps best known for their thermoelectric and liquid cooling solutions that first gained popularity in late 2000 / early 2001. They have also produced many well renowned air-cooled heatsinks using their patented Helicoid pin design. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to test the Swiftech H20-220 Compact water cooling kit, and liked it so much I'm still using it on my primary system today.


The Apogee™ GTZ is Swiftech's new flagship water block. While it shares the same name with its predecessors, it also leaps beyond the GT and GTX performance charts thanks to an entirely new design that pushes and refines both thermal and mechanical specifications to the limits of today's technology. Swiftech decided to send over one of their new GTZ blocks for review, however because my Compact kit uses the Apogee™ Drive combination pump/block, they included one of their MCP355 pumps. Also because the GTZ only comes with a mounting bracket for the Intel 775 socket by default, they threw in the optional AM2 adapter kit. Some Swiftech 3/8" Norprene tubing to match what was already in the Compact system rounds out the new hardware list.

Join me as I take a look at the Swiftech Apogee™ GTZ Extreme Performance CPU Waterblock.


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