AquaXtreme MP-05 Pro Water Block

Introduction & Packaging


When it comes to high-end water blocks a name that generally springs to mind is Swiftech or Alphacool. However, it's not always the best known blocks that have the best performance as proven many a time by people who go to the trouble of designing and milling their own custom designs.

Today I'm going to be taking a look at a block named the "MP-05 Pro" by a little known company called AquaXtreme. Searching around the internet, I wasn't able to find much information on this mystery company - in fact the only information I could find, is that AquaXtreme blocks and pumps originate from a website named

Many enthusiasts have already hailed this block as the best on the market when it comes to price vs performance, and today I'm going to be comparing the MP-05 against the Swiftech Apogee block. The Apogee falls into the same price bracket as the MP-05 block, and therefore makes for a very good comparison.


Copper is a very soft metal and doesn't fair to well when thrown around by a rough courier. Most companies package their blocks up very well and even go to the trouble of placing a plastic film over the blocks base to prevent scratches and oxidisation.

AquaXtreme MP-05 Box AquaXtreme MP-05 Box

The MP-05 comes in a plain white, single walled cardboard box - not exactly a great talking point! Disappointingly the block was placed inside the box without any form of padding or other protection. The base of the block was also unprotected, being left to rub against the bottom of the cardboard box.

Continuing in the MP-05's minimalist ways, the box contained no instructions on how to mount the block. However, those of us with previous water cooling experience shouldn't find it too difficult as the MP-05 comes with a universal socket mounting adapter that caters for most of the recent socket and motherboard layouts.

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Most Recent Comments

19-09-2006, 10:08:29

Nice block but I can't believe that they didn't clean it out before shipping it to you, that's a good way to screw up an expensive pump getting nasty debris in it.Quote

19-09-2006, 10:35:17

Looks a very nice block, shame about the shortcoming of the packaging and care taken during manufacturer Quote

19-09-2006, 11:32:32

Sorry if its in there & i missed it but what do these retail at?Quote

19-09-2006, 11:42:15

awesome review as usual, that would suck h/e if u didnt open the blockQuote

19-09-2006, 12:06:00

Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Sorry if its in there & i missed it but what do these retail at?
Thx for pointing that out - added to conclusion Quote

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