Today, I want to share with you my thoughts, feelings and experience of installing the XSPC RayStorm Pro CPU Waterblock on our Project Core Arancio PC build.
If you’re an extreme enthusiast who’s into watercooling, you’ll understand that one of the most important part of the loop is the CPU waterblock. Now most waterblocks on the market can do an effective job of cooling the CPU … but most of them are pretty dull in terms of looks and appearance.
If I was going to spend USD $300-500 worth in watercooling kit … I would want to seriously show off my system. That includes the radiator, pumpsm, reservoir, and last but not least the CPU waterblock.
When I was shopping around for a CPU waterblock for our Project Core Arancio PC build, I wanted one that offered good looks preferably with LEDs. And believe me … there are not many around. Luckily, I found the XSPC RayStorm Pro at a local reseller.
The XSPC RayStorm Pro (Intel) is made from a solid from pure copper base that’s been CNC machined cut. It comes with a solid aluminium bracket with acrylic inserts and 2 x 3mm LED holes, which allows the LED to shine through. Just what I needed 🙂
Here’s a little blurb taken from their website …
XSPC is a leading manufacturer of premium high-performance liquid cooling systems and components for your computer. We started XSPC with one vision – water cooling components that don’t sacrifice reliability and offer superior performance.
Over 10 years later, XSPC continues to lead the market in custom liquid cooling solutions, delivering a complete range of cooling components worldwide. Our award winning products continue to offer superior performance and ultimate cooling power, with proven product reliability.
As gaming and overclocking enthusiasts, we started XSPC over 10 years ago with the vision of offering world-class cooling products that don’t sacrifice reliability or quiet operation in the pursuit of ultimate cooling performance.
Today, our product range has expanded to include everything you need to build the ultimate liquid cooling system, from water blocks, radiators and reservoirs to fixtures and fittings. Every component we create at XSPC is engineered to the highest standards with the highest quality materials, and delivers market-leading performance without sacrificing reliability.
As XSPC continues to grow, we remain totally focussed on our original values and vision – creating water cooling components with superior performance and reliability
We will using the XSPC RayStorm Pro CPU waterblock in our Project Core Arancio PC build. We’ll be taking temperature readings of our Core i7-6800K at both idle and load, default and overclocked.
Let’s take a closer look at the specifications and features …