Posts Tagged ‘copper’

Ever wondered if we would see plating on radiators as opposed to the normal black paint standards?  The folks over at Coolgate asked if I would be interested in reviewing a few of thier radiators, and I said sure. They mentioned something about copper plating and when they arrived, sure enough…lots of shiny copper plating covering the entire radiator.  I haven’t seen much posted on this plating feature, so I wanted to share a quick preview.

I also wanted to say thanks to everyone who donated their support for the site.  I now have the web hosting covered for another year and enough to cover some additional reviews.

Here are a couple of preview picture teasers…:)

These are going on my test bench next, so stay tuned for some performance numbers to go with all that copper bling!


Welcome to the another Raystorm test, this time the all metal premium Raystorm Copper block on my new 3930K processor.  The Raystorm turned out to be an excellent performing block in both 2600K performance and restriction, yet there was only an acetal top with acrylic hold down version until now.  The copper top is the same high performance design constructed out of more durable metal materials.  I tend to personally favor the use of metal top blocks myself too, so when XSPC asked if I would be interested in reviewing a copper top, I was happy to accept.

Before reviewing, I’d like to give special thanks to Paul from XSPC for sponsoring this sample product!


First, let’s look at the manufacturer’s specifications:

Special edition all copper waterblock with a CNC cut aluminium bracket. The best performing CPU waterblock just got better.

– Designed for Multi Core CPU’s
– High Performance Copper Base 56x56x3mm
– CNC Cut Copper Top
– CNC Cut Aluminium Bracket
– G1/4″ Threads
– Compatible with Most Compression Fittings
– Supports Sockets LGA775, 1156, 1155 and 1366

Supplied with mounting hardware, 775, 1156/1155, and 1366 backplates,
allen key, and K2 thermal paste.

Of special note is the CNC Cut “Copper” top and “Aluminum” bracket.  The original Raystorm is made from plastic acetal/delrin and acrylic for the bracket (hold down).