AquaXtreme MP-05 Pro Water Block
Published: 19th September 2006 | Source: AquaXtreme | Price: |
Currently retailing for £32 over at Extreme Prometeia, the AquaXtreme MP-05 block just goes to show that great performance need not come with a high price tag. Managing to beat the Swiftech Apogee block by 3°C under load, the MP-05 could very well be capable of beating one of the most highly regarded blocks on the market - the Swiftech Storm.
Unfortunately the MP-05 does have its fair share of negative points - the largest being our finding of copper and plastic shavings inside the block. This could possibly be shrugged off as a block that slipped through the quality control net, but AquaXtreme should really take more care to ensure that all blocks leaving their factory are free from any foreign objects that could cause damage to a water cooling system. I would strongly suggest inspecting your MP-05 after purchase.
With better packaging and stricter quality checks the MP-05 would have easily nabbed out "Editors Choice" award. I really hope AquaXtreme can resolve these minor issues and make the MP-05 the best block on the market where price vs performance is concerned.
+ Excellent performance.
+ Great looks.
+ Low cost compared to other high-end blocks.
+ Universal mounting bracket.
- Poor packaging could easily damage block.
- Shavings of plastic and copper found inside block.
- Dirty finish on inside of block base.
Thanks to Extreme Prometeia for providing this block for review.
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