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DangerDen Custom Water Cooling Kit Review

Former staff writer    -   September 11, 2002


Testing (Cont.)




This test was done with the CPU overclocked to 1938Mhz 2.15v. Again, the Iceberg 1 could not do this high of an OC.





A screenshot of SiSoft Sandra CPU Benchmark while @ 1938Mhz




A screenshot of WCPUID while @ 1938Mhz. (The POST shows it as 1938Mhz, but WCPUID shows it at 1942.5Mhz. I tend to believe the POST is more accurate because I was using 12.5x155 which is 1937.5Mhz.



I got my CPU up to 1950Mhz (12.5x156) with the DangerDen cooler but it wasn't very stable :( I may hook a Peltier up and see what I can do with this chip then. However, I think this CPU is about topped out at 1950MHz.

Conclusion:



Only one word comes to mind when looking at the performance and quality of this water cooling kit is, wow! I really am amazed at every aspect of this water cooler and the large overclock I achieved, proves the performance. Both water blocks were lapped to perfection and both are made of copper, which is a big plus in my books. The Eheim name brand water pump that comes with a 2 year manufacture warranty is awesome, not to mention it pumps 317 gallons of water per hour. The water cooling kit came with no instructions at all. They do have some instructions.. (if you could call them that) on their web site. You might be better off just coming back to this review and using it as your instruction manual :) The only problem I had was with the water pump hose not fitting and having to go buy an adapter. Maybe the guys at DangerDen.com could shed some light on this problem and let me know what the deal is. The price of this water cooling is three times the price of the Iceberg 1 water cooler. Keep in mind that the performance of this water cooler is three times that of the Iceberg 1 though. The saying, "You get what you pay for" seems to say it all. If you choose to buy this water cooling setup you won't be disappointed, because I know I'm not and I'm hard to please :)

Pros
  • Superior cooling!
  • No noise
  • Easy Installation
  • High quality parts

Cons
  • No Instructions
  • Small part missing, maybe?



  1. Introduction & Specifications
  2. Closer Look
  3. Closer Look (Continued)
  4. Installation
  5. Installation (Continued)
  6. Testing
  7. Testing (Continued) & Conclusion
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