Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by TheArchitect Good and bad points.
This has good quality compression fittings, 30mm radiator not 45mm. The bottled water is good because it comes with a nozzle that prevents spillage.
However the negatives:
The reservoir is very poorly designed, it is virtually impossible to fill the reservoir up to 100% since the inlet is recessed down below the marker. When the reservoir is not filled up to 100% the pump will drag in air and become very noisy (overheat then break).
You are able to purchase a second pump, and in place of the pump is a cap. However the cap on my reservoir leaked, and scan was very unhelpful with this. To rectify this I had to purchase another pump, costing another £20 (which comes with no screws and no rubber grommet, causing the pump to be noisier).
Another problem that will need to be rectified is the amount of water in the reservoir. To do this I had to purchase a y bracket, with two more compression fittings and a plug, this will then leak the air out and allow for another inlet. This cost another £20, making this whole system cost around £160.
With all these problems scan had very poor customer service, ignoring emails and not helping.
This is a good product once it is up and running, however I recommend purchasing:
-30mm radiator with 2 120 fans.
-reservoir that connects to g1/4 tubing
-a pump that connects to g1/4 tubing.
- tubing that is g1/4
- about 6 compression fittings.
- and a chipset block.
-distilled or purified water (it doesn't really make a difference).
You should be able to get it cheaper purchasing them separately.
15 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by strawbz Very good kit for first time water cooling or if on a budget!
This is a very good kit, especially for the price.
Are are some really high quality parts in this kit like the CPU water block, the compression fittings are very nice an the radiator is nice and open for good airflow. Although in the product overview it says the radiator is an XT45 which is a 45mm thick radiator, this is wrong as included was a 30mm thick radiator.
I can't comment on the two included fans as i used some corsair sp120 fans which i run at 3v although the specs of the fans seem good.
The reservoir is decent, so is the pump although the pump is noisy unless you run it at 5v like I'm doing.
On an after market air cooler my AMD FX8350 under load would reach 58c but now under load it reaches 30c. When i over clocked it to 4.5ghz it stays under 40c which is very good.
Overall a great kit but when i expand my loop to the GPU i will be purchasing a different pump and reservoir.
08 January 2015