Bij TweakTown is vandaag een roundup tussen een viertal verschillende Socket A waterblokken online gezet. De geteste waterblokken zijn de Maze 1 & 2 van DangerDen, de Swiftech MCW462 en de Leufkens Socket A copper. Het beste waterblok blijkt de DangerDen Maze 2 te zijn, onder load weet deze de CPU temperatuur op 34.1° C te houden. Dicht daarbij in de buurt komt het Swiftech blok met een temperatuur van 35.7° C. De Maze 1 en het Leufkens waterblok zitten er met een temperatuur van respectievelijk 39.2° C en 38.1° C verder vanaf. Een paar hapjes van de conclusie:
A few things I was able to draw from my results was that the Direct die cooling blocks fared the best, that being the Swiftech and DD Maze2 blocks. Under load they had less of a temperature rise which shows that they were transferring heat a lot more efficiently.
I was very impressed with the Swiftech block, it was the only block that wasn't completely copper and also had smaller water inlets. With that in mind it really did perform pretty darned well, I am sure that if some small revisions were made to this block we may see a new top performer.
[...] For now though you can rest assured that the DangerDenMaze2 is the best block that money can buy. There is a quality in the design and manufacturing of this block that can only be realised once you actually hold one in your hand. It took away the prize today as the one block that could best "steal the heat" from the CPU. I am guessing it has to do with the direct die cooling and the all copper design, or maybe there is some secret the DD guys have to making such good blocks.