XSPC Razor Neo Waterblock for GTX 1080 Ti Build

Grimlaking

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That looks super clean. So mental note.. if you are installing this block.. DO NOT EAT PIZZA at the same time. ;)
 

FrgMstr

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That looks super clean. So mental note.. if you are installing this block.. DO NOT EAT PIZZA at the same time. ;)
I actually scratched it up a bit while shooting the video. I should have been a bit more careful. But I did clean it up for pics this morning for the review.

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magoo

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The real downside of all these beautiful pieces of hardware is that in a conventional PC case all the cool stuff is on the bottom side where you can't see it.

In the case of this chrome block the backplate is so shiny you have to wear gloves to install it or you have fingerprints everywhere.

That block is a beauty.

I'm anxious to see what operating temps it runs under load.

I have Heatkiller blocks (the cheap acetal/copper, no bling for me) and my overclocked load temps are right at 38C.
 

FrgMstr

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I sure can't tell from looking at it via the web. Looks clean to me. I'm curious with the smaller fins have you ever gone back and look for sediment build up on the fins themselves of these water blocks especially when introducing die's and such to tint the water?
I actually place close attention to the fins and obstructions when I am doing these reviews. I had one small piece of flash out of the rad when it was new, but have seen nothing else since then.
 

FrgMstr

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The real downside of all these beautiful pieces of hardware is that in a conventional PC case all the cool stuff is on the bottom side where you can't see it.
More than a few cases now that are giving the options of bracketing and PCIe extensions so that your GPU is flat with the window and shown off.

In the case of this chrome block the backplate is so shiny you have to wear gloves to install it or you have fingerprints everywhere.
Gloves are cheap. And so is Windex. ;)
 

noko

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The real downside of all these beautiful pieces of hardware is that in a conventional PC case all the cool stuff is on the bottom side where you can't see it.

In the case of this chrome block the backplate is so shiny you have to wear gloves to install it or you have fingerprints everywhere.

That block is a beauty.

I'm anxious to see what operating temps it runs under load.

I have Heatkiller blocks (the cheap acetal/copper, no bling for me) and my overclocked load temps are right at 38C.
Rotated motherboard cases you get to see pretty much the whole video card except the bottom, plus the airflow in these cases are fantastic. Except if you water cool everything that may not make much difference. Personally I am more towards performance benefits vice looks - professionally done but performance first. The disco cases are amusing, waiting for one with a rotating mirror ball to tell the truth, not to buy but to get a good laugh out of it :D.

Looking forward to the performance value of this block except I don't think my EVGA 1080 Ti has a block for it.
 
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