Swiftech release the Apogee GTZ Extreme Performance CPU Waterblock

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US based water-cooling manufacturers Swiftech, has released the latest in their Apogee performance waterblock line - the Apogee GTZ Extreme Performance CPU Waterblock. Whilst the Apogee GTZ Extreme Performance Waterblock retains the same name as its predecessors, it reportedly offers significantly better cooling performance. Even better cooling performance than the EK Supreme it seems.
 
The Swiftech GTZ's cooling engine relies upon direct cooling impingement onto its completey redesigned Copper base plate. According to Swiftech,  this equates to an 20% improvement in thermal resistance compared to the older Apogee™ GTX. The Apogee GTZ Extreme Performance Waterblock is optimised for Intel socket LGA 775 and 771, although alternative mounting hardware is available for the AMD AM2 Socket:
 
The assembly features a patent pending design characterized by a topographically mapped CPU contact area which results in a 75% and up to 300% improvement in TIM joint thermal resistance compared to the Apogee™ GT/GTX series. Other types of sockets such as AMD® socket F, AM2, and 940 as well as upcoming sockets similar in design to that of socket 775 may also benefit from the enhanced contact area.
 
Pricing starts from US$69.95 for the Intel socket LGA 775 setup, and hold-down plates required for AMD and Intel socket 771 costing US$9.95 respectively.
 
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09-08-2008, 14:18:18

geddyhead
Hey guys just wondered i would setup a solid state disk as a primary boot disk for vista and a normal 1tb hardrive as a slave just to put folders on. Both would be SATA and it would be like a new install, installing vista. just want vista on the SSD.
Would vista ask me which drive i would like to install on etc.
Anyone be so kind as to kind of do it step by step. And would i need to format my new hardrive. cheers muchly

09-08-2008, 14:19:55

DavidT
When you boot up from the Vista disc, it will allow you to select which drive you want to install Vista on.

Once installed, you can do whatever you want with the second drive. It will be accessible through "Computer" just like and DVD/CD Drive.

09-08-2008, 14:26:19

Kempez
If the second disk doesn't show up in computer then go into administration and disk tools and you can format it in there

09-08-2008, 14:34:49

Pyr0
Or just unplug the hard drive sata cable while you install Vista on the SSD and plug it back in after the installation completes (this should also ensure that no boot files are accidentally placed on the HDD)

After installing Vista, to save space on the SSD, you could also change the default installation path for application setups.
In Regedit, the path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
has the registry strings for "ProgramFilesDir" (and "ProgramFilesDir (x86)" on an x64 OS)

09-08-2008, 14:56:34

Kempez

Or just unplug the hard drive sata cable while you install Vista on the SSD and plug it back in after the installation completes (this should also ensure that no boot files are accidentally placed on the HDD)



Yeah that's what I tend to do actually if I'm unsure on disks etc

09-08-2008, 15:24:59

geddyhead
cheers lads this muchos helpful.
really appreciate the feedback :)
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