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DangerDen Maze 4 CPU and GPU Waterblocks Review

Former staff writer    -   January 15, 2004


Costs:


One of the biggest things about water cooling is the cost. With a regular heat sink, you spend $20-35 on a heat sink, but with water cooling systems, you can quickly get up over several hundred dollars if you aren't careful. As I mentioned above, I had to purchase several products: Pump, rad, red, tubing, water, and other needed parts. I wanted to take a moment and show how quickly these add up. - All prices are in USD.
Cost Break Down
Maze4 CPU Block $41.95
Maze4 GPU Block $39.95
Enheim 1260 Pump $99.00
Reservoir $25.00
Innovatek innovaRadi DUAL $93.99
Tygon Tubing $29.00*
Addapters $4.00*
2x 120mm Sunon Fans $32.00
Distilled Water $4.00*
WaterWetter $3.50
TOTAL $372.49*
* Estimated amount

Had I purchased everything listed, you can see my total would have been well over $370.00. And this doesn't include the Black Ice Micro, Sales Tax, or shipping charges.




Setup:


DangerDen has some installation instructions for the Maze4 GPU block on their site available for you, it's included in PDF or a Windows Media Player movie. As for instructions for the Maze4 block there are some instructions for the Intel block, but nothing for the AMD block, but it's just like installing a normal heat sink - if you don't know how to attach a heatsink, you probably shouldn't be doing this. There is a complete system instillation guide available on the instructions page, but it deals with the Maze3. Not really any differance in installing the Maze3 or the Maze4.

The Specific setup I used is as follows:

>> Pump >> CPU >> GPU >> Radiator >> Reservoir >>

I am by no means a water cooling expert, but after looking around and asking I found that this is the most common flow setup.

I also came across several different things that said that it's better to pull air through the radiator, rather than trying to push air through it.





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  4. Costs & Setup
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