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Swiftech Apogee GTZ Ci7 Extreme Duty CPU Water-block for Intel Core i7 processors

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Brand
Swiftech
Model
Apogee GTZ Ci7
Type
CPU Block

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Block Compatibility
Intel socket 1366

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  • tyler y.
  • 2/18/2010 8:08:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat waterblock....but

Pros: Nice water block. Core i7-920 @ 3.8ghz(200x19) 33 idle 70 full load(30min prime95 torture test). I hope to get my temps down a little more as I found my tube of Arctic Silver and I plan on putting some on there instead of the cheap stuff that came with the water block. Just waiting for my new screws to come so I can replace the 1 or 2 stripped ones.(see below)

Cons: Horrible Design. I installed the block a couple times as I cut and fit my tubing and the screws stripped. I emailed Swiftech and within a couple days had some replacement screws in the mail.

Other Thoughts: CPU: Core i7-920 @ 3.8Ghz (19x200)
HSF: Swiftech H20-220 - Apogee GTZ Waterblock
MB: Asus P6T x58 3-way SLI
RAM: 6GB (2GBx3) OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800
VID: ATI HD4850
HD: 250GB Western Digital - 500GB Western Digital
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
PSU: Corsair HX650 modular

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2009 5:15:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSwiftech Quality

Pros: Very good heatsink!

Cons: Poor material workmanship & craftsmanship. After 3 swaps of CPU upgrades the screws let go and Swiftech sent me a new backplate, screws and springs. The "hermie" clips are also very poor. Plastic hose clamps "hermies" are a bad idea!!! However as far as performance....this is the best cpu waterblock on the market alongside bittspower!

Other Thoughts: Excellent Custoemr Support!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/10/2009 7:42:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPoor Hardware

Pros: Swiftech has an awesome reputation. They have the best pumps in the business for H2O cooling.

Cons: The backplate and the screws are of poor quality. They strip easily. 1366 users need ot be very careful as the pins are on the board!

Other Thoughts: RMAing this one. Hopefully the new one will be better

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  • Gregory G.
  • 11/5/2009 7:37:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Pretty

Cons: Screws and backplate are total garbage! Make sure if you do buy this that you install it perfectly the first time. The thin threading on the hold downs and backplate strip very easily. You might not get a second chance!

Other Thoughts: I always setup my loop outside of the case and do my beching before I install in the case. After the first install I noticed that one of the screw holes in the backplate was already stripped out ofter one use. While you can buy a new backplate from swiftech it does not include nor can you get from them the screws.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/12/2009 4:38:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMade in China

Pros: Looks good, easy installation. Functionality-Good. Quality-"made in china"

Cons: Thumbs screws threads are too fine/shallow, too small, can almost push them thru the holes in the back plate. Screws threads failed on 2nd installation 2 weeks later.

Swiftech customer support is Average. Take about a whole freaking week to get new screws and back plate thru "Regular Mail"..maybe even longer, can't track. Unless you want to leave your comp in the corner for a whole week waiting for some new screws for it to work again....Otherwise, Not Recommended!!

Other Thoughts: Will have to remove the whole setup, remove mobo install new backplate. Bad Manufacturing, QC.

I'm a mechanical engineer...so....maybe i didnt' know what i was doing!?!? lol

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/22/2009 11:44:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFine threads no good.

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: Poor back-plate design. Threads easily strip.

Other Thoughts: Had to RMA first one because it arrived with a stripped retention screw/back-plate. Second one arrived and Installed it. Temperatures were running extremely high (100C running prim95/i7 920 @ 2.6/3.2/3.6/4.2Ghz). So I pulled it and reinstalled thinking it didn't seat properly. Same results, still hot. I tried tightening retention screws and that's when the threads stipped on the second unit. I gave up on it and went with a HK 3.0 LT. Temps were improved by 25C and unit's bolts are extremely robust (will not strip, no back-plate required).

It's odd that the 1366 version doesn't do as good a job as the 775 version. I've had the 775 version on a Q9450 running @ 3.84 Ghz for 1.5 years temps are great and I haven't had any problems with the back-plate. The only difference between the two is the back-plate. Oh well.

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  • Nathan C.
  • 8/18/2009 10:30:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs????

Pros: It looks okay, its pretty light, rated as one of the best.

Cons: Well..... I dont really want to knock this block because mine seemed to be defective, but.... I dont see the quality. I have the enzotech luna block as well and the difference between the two is night and day. This one is so light and flimsy to me compared to the enzotech's sturdy and meaty copper build, and I couldnt get the barbs to fit snug and secure and that leads to leaks, and i have to much invested in my rig to rely on hopes (i hope it dont leak). The rest of my water setup is swiftech, but as far as the block goes ill keep my Enzo.

Other Thoughts: Although the GTZ seemed kinda flimsy, and leaked, it did good with temps, but no better then the enzo. Personally id go for the enzo cause it looks way better and seems to be of a much better quality, and enzotech customer service is the bomb! THANKS ANNY!

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  • Thomas N.
  • 8/18/2009 9:02:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: keeping my overclocked 920 nice and cool

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I like Bacon

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  • Michael R.
  • 7/23/2009 11:32:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGTZ Ci7

Pros: Looks great, simple packaging. Nice design and seems so easy to put in. Excellent service from swiftech - see con

Cons: One of my barbs was threaded wrong or is bent. It will not go in straight. I called swiftech and they are sending me out the replacement today! Nice service! This is not much of a con.

Other Thoughts: I am giving this 5 stars because swiftech was so eager to help me, I build a new system about every 3-6 months and this is my first water cooled one. I am looking forward to a long relationship with swiftech. Newegg is always great.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2009 8:17:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't go wrong with Swiftech

Pros: Very simple mounting mechanism. Just put the backplate behind the board and screw it down. Rubber/felt spacers on the backplate prevent damage to or electrical contact with the motherboard. Excellent finish on the base. It's been lapped/polished to an excellent shine. Thermal performance is fantastic. I immediately noticed a decrease in temps of about 3-4 C over my D*nger D*n block. My Core i7 920 CPU is OC'd to 3.8 @ 1.350V. With this block my idle temps stay around 28C on all cores. Load temps on Prime 95 after 45min average around 60C. If I had a better batch/stepping CPU that ran a little cooler then it may be even better. It's still light years ahead of my TRUE.

Cons: Swiftech waterblocks do not use the standard G 1/4" fittings! You MUST use the barbs and O-rings that they provide with the kit. Standard G 1/4 thread fittings WILL NOT seal properly and will leak immediately. Those fittings are also an odd diameter size as well. Be prepared to have alternate clamps available in case the ones you used in the past don't tighten down all the way. I had to use the worm screw type hose clamps to get the tubing to seal on the barbs. Also when you tighten the barbs down, it takes a lot more force than you might think. I had to take a socket and ratchet to mine to get them to seal. Once you think they're tight, give them another quarter turn. Unless your case's motherboard tray has an open space behind the CPU area, be prepared to remove your motherboard to install the backplate. That's pretty standard with any high end CPU cooler though.

Other Thoughts: Be careful to make sure that you get the screws started into the threads of the backplate squarely. I managed to put one in crooked somehow and stipped out the threads on the top left corner of the backplate. Kudos to Swiftech customer service though. I contacted them the next day and they sent me a new backplate and screw free of charge.

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