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Swiftech APOGEE-XT Extreme Performance CPU Waterblock

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General

Brand
Swiftech
Model
APOGEE-XT
Type
CPU Block

Block

Block Compatibility
Intel Sockets LGA775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366
Block Dim.
3.7" x 2.36" x 1.41"

Features

Features
The 250 µm (0.009") micro pin matrix is at the heart of the Apogee XT lowest ever thermal resistance. Minor imperfections in the regularity of the pin matrix, such as pin dissymetry of +/- 0.1mm or slight bends can be observed, and represent a normal by-product of the manufacturing process.

The mating surface with the CPU receives a mirror finish.

The cold plate surface is topographically mapped to provide an optimized TIM joint with socket LGA 771, 775, 1156 and 1366 compatible processors. As a result, the Apogee XT requires a specific mounting orientation with respect to the CPU socket in order to optimize performance.

The housing is CNC machined out of brass, and designed for impingement cooling over the CPU hottest area. The flow path, as illustrated below shows that the Apogee XT is port specific: inlet and outlet cannot be interchanged.

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  • Kevin C.
  • 10/30/2011 11:13:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Block

Pros: This was the easiest water block to install. I have owned Danger Den and water cooled computers now for over a decade, this was easy, looks great and performs well. 2500k @ 4.3 idle is 32 and fully loaded during prime 95 or intel burn core temps hit 52.... Very nice looking as well

Cons: The backplate where the screws go into had some quality issues with the screw holes, I could see where if someone had no patience they could get stripped out, however I used a screwdriver instead of my thumb and go the srew started easily

Other Thoughts: I love the look of this block, performance is great. i switched from Danger Den and I couldnt be more happy with this.

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  • Ryan M.
  • 10/26/2011 2:08:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: I have a custom Thermoelectric liquid cooling system and this thing is fantastic. My core i7 2600K overclocked only reaches 35 celcius under full load! And I have every case fan as slow as it goes so my computer is cool and totally silent.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Other people were saying the included hardware was weak and the screws easily stripped but i had no such problems with the screws. It installed very easily.

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  • Matt R.
  • 10/22/2011 9:37:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Looks great, fit well and the flow is phenomenal. No issues and options as well for placement of the barbs.

Cons: none so far.

Other Thoughts: Finish looks great.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 10/10/2011 9:52:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLGA 775 Block Upgrade

Pros: After I mounted it right on first Start up I got 17C as my idle. 22C after browsing the interwebs and watching a 1080P movie for half an hour. This is a Q6600 at stock 2.4Ghz mind you.

OC'ed @ 3.2Ghz I ran Red Orchestra 2 and League of Legends for a few Hours and didn't go above 41C. I plan on easily getting this up to 3.8 or 4Ghz which is really awesome for a Q6600. Especially for a $65 block.

Cons: Not really a huge con but on the initial mount I tightened it down with the 775 back plate and didn't really get a good contact with the CPU. Therefore i ended up with really bad temps.

Easy Solution to this problem. The mounting screws with the spring have a small metal clip on the bottom side of the block. Remove these clips then set the water block on CPU and hold it down with some force while you or someone else puts in the mounting screws. It was a 2 man job for me and turned out beautifully.

Other Thoughts: This is in a Single Loop with a:
Dual 5" bay reservoir
Single 120mm Black Ice Extreme radiator
DD MCP350 Pump
All with 3/8" Barbs & Tubing.

I was previously running a DD TDX meant for a Pentium 4 on the Q6600. The upgrade to this Swiftech Block Has easily dropped the temps 20C @ current Overclock.

Also, I believe it will allow me atleast 600Mhz - 1Ghz more headroom for my overclock. This block should extend this computers life a few years before an upgrade. Yes Sandy bridge is fast but upgrading from a quad core to a quad core doesn't make any sense.

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  • Khoa P.
  • 10/2/2011 9:49:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat waterblock!

Pros: Excellent performance! Solid construction. Beautiful finish.

Cons: Inlet and outlet are a bit close if you're using compression fittings. But, you can always swap around the inlet. Some complain that this won't be quite as efficient at cooling your CPU, but it's probably only a 0.5C difference.

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  • Brian B.
  • 9/16/2011 4:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Waterblock out there, Hands down.

Pros: Top of the line materials along with Top of the line construction make this a no-brainer in my opinion. I wouldn't even look at another waterblock after using this one. Swiftech nailed it with this block. Inlet fitting can be swapped if a clearance issue arises.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: While the inlet can be "flipped" to create more clearance, I don't see any ordinary reason. I am using Tygon 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing and it fits perfectly. Mirror finish pure copper base is flawless. Backplate is solid with substantial thread engagement. AMD and Intel backplates included. I value performance over aesthetics but you get both with this block. All this and it's competitively priced. I would highly recommend this block. I am using it on an Intel I7 875K Lynnfield CPU. I overclock so liquid is a given. Excellent performance.

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  • Alex E.
  • 8/10/2011 5:18:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

Pros: Solid. I was VERY happy with this waterblock, and its cooling my i7 at 4.2. Right now, the temps are in the low 40s, but my ambiant is high.

Cons: This waterblock comes with *1/2 INCH ID BARBS.* Annoyingly, this was not mentioned on the product description and I had to adapt it down to 1/4 inch ID for my system.

Other Thoughts: This waterblock works suprisingly well for a low flow system, I was suprised with the proformance...

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  • Phil B.
  • 8/1/2011 2:06:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUnbeatable performance despite terrible internal build quality

Pros: Unbeatable performance in a low-flow/low-profile package. My 4.9GHz 2600K at 1.475V idles at 35C, Full Load at 75C. At stock settings it idles at 30, and Full Load at 55C. A Configurable offset fitting plate allows you to use compression fittings without sacrificing performance.

Cons: Build quality is frankly disappointing from a company like Swiftech. This is well documented,but when I took mine apart I was frankly shocked at how poorly machined (actually sawed) the pins were. I spent about 500 hours behind a bridgeport mill doing exactly this: sawing micro fins and pins in water blocks, for an undergraduate. Not even my first attempts were this bad. By the 16 blocks I had made I was pretty darn good, so I don't see what excuse Swiftech can have.

Other Thoughts: I'm only knocking 1 egg off because even with this sub-par internal aesthetic, which I realize is nit picking, but keep in mind the kind of person who would build a $400+ water cooling system in their PC...

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  • Matthias H.
  • 7/30/2011 6:43:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreally good

Pros: The water block its self is pretty heavy so you know its a solid and quality piece of hardware.
Came with 2 mounting brackets for use with different socket motherboards
also came with a small amount of silicon thermal paste.

combined with a dangerden pump and 1/2 ID tubing, this block cools amazingly

Cons: the in and out ports are too close together when using 3/4" tubing. you have to move the plate around on one of the ports for everything to fit.

doesn't seem to affect my flow or cooling.

Other Thoughts: Danger Den DD-CPX-Pro Pump, Danger Den 6970 VGA Block, Koolance 2x120mm High flow rad, alphacool res, i7 2600k, z68

i am very happy with the results

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  • Thomas L.
  • 6/10/2011 1:11:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood quality block

Pros: Good block with stock 1/2 inch ID barb fittings so it goes right together with the rest of my loop setup.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I don't see it mentioned anywhere on the details page for this block, but this is the "Revision 2" Apogee-XT now. The main advantage over the Rev1 is a less restrictive flow rate that you can read more about on some benchmark sites.

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