AMD Ryzen Threadripper XSPC RayStorm Neo Waterblock Unboxing

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Kyle_Bennett, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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  2. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    Looks pretty good!
     
  3. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    I don't normally like XSPC blocks, but that looks really nice. ..
     
  4. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Nice!

    Looking forward to seeing some results with that badboy!
     
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    That sound effect at the beginning broke my ears.
     
  6. Teenyman45

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    Now to get an itx form factor board to go with that block right?
     
  7. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hahaha if someone actually manages to release an ITX TR4 board, ill give them mad respect.
     
  8. mvmiller12

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    Looks like that thing is raw copper... Isn't your Koolance Exos using an Aluminum radiator?
     
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  9. RogueTadhg

    RogueTadhg Gawd

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    Wow at the razor blade test. I've had some warped ones in my life, but that's just beautiful.
     
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  10. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Yeah, but it will not be in this system long. Starting testing here.
     
  11. Kyle_Bennett

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    It is there to run off the posers.
     
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  12. ole-m

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    Your video, lighting everything is perfect here.!
    I love that 4K quality!
     
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  13. N4CR

    N4CR 2[H]4U

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    -Front page
    -Unboxing
    -XSPC porn

    Top kek at Kyle rubbing salt in to the sour EK wounds. Deserves them right.

    They could've been there instead, too bad marketing department are a bunch of fucktards.
     
  14. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Hey, I tried. I have no bad blood with those guys and would have loved to get my hands on their block as well. Telling me I have to give them free advertising to get a sample block is pretty shitty though.

    Anyway, back on topic. :)
     
  15. ole-m

    ole-m Limp Gawd

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    back on topic so fast?
    I thought you of all would know better, Forums never stays on topic, so....

    off topic, Wouldn't you just using it be free advertising? I wonder how well koolance have done with you - Like what CPU haven't seen that koolance block of those you've had? :D
     
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  16. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Yep. But Koolance gave us unwavering support for years and years. The fact is the EK gets tons of discussion in our forums, so our business already gets used to "promote" its products. When I asked for a TR block, they told me that they would not send me one because I did not post all the press releases it sends us on our news page. (If I posted all the PRs I get on the news page, it would not be anything other than a free PR page. And advertising is our business model.)

    Here is what they sent me in its entirety....

    EK denied HardOCP a sample since we do not put all its PR spam on our news page giving EK free advertising. So when you guys come asking for EK results, you will need to discuss that with EK.


    From: EK Atila Gobor [mailto:a.gobor@ekwb.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:10 PM
    To: news@hardocp.com
    Subject: RE: EK is announcing dedicated AMD® Threadripper Supremacy EVO water blocks


    Hello HardNews,
    I see that you requested a water block sample for testing, and I see that you are getting the newsletters, but I see no EK news posted on the web page....

    And we have sent out quite a few samples for far to close partners and medias, so for now, we are not sending out new samples.

    BR,
    Atila
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    NOW, let's get back on topic.....please. This thread is about the block, not about the block we do not have. :)
     
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    Getting close to that buy system moment.... can't wait to see results!
     
  18. Full Otto

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    That jet plate with 3 slots is intriguing. Are they trying to stall flow a little bit in the middle to force more flow over the actual cores? Eager to see test results.

    And Kyle, on a surface covered in anti-skid foam, please keep that OPEN hobby knife free of the work area? I cringed a few places, if I'm honest. You're broken enough for the moment. :hurting:
     
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    I can't wait to see the results. I'm betting you'll hit a hard ceiling of 4.2 though.
     
  20. Kyle_Bennett

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    Pictures of the XSPC mounting kit installed.

    IMG_20170821_201033.jpg IMG_20170821_201041.jpg
     
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    I was so hoping for at least 4.1GHz stable since they using the top 5%.

    4.0 GHz on 16c/32t is still damn impressive, especially when running up against Intel's offerings for the same money.
     
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  23. Kyle_Bennett

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    It has fragharder lights you can stick in the side if you need more flair.