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Old 02-12-07, 10:48 AM
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OC3D Review: Alphacool OTC Flat 8800 Full-Cover Water Block

Are you a meat and 3 veg kind of hardware junky or do you prefer the more delicate things in life? Today we tested the ultra-thin Alphacool OTC Flat 8800 full-cover water block to see how it performed.



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Old 02-12-07, 05:43 PM
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Great well written review Peevs. I have been wondering how these will fair and in the very least they are an attractive solution offering a bit of choice. Bit of a shame about the overall performance but looks like I'll be happy with my EK block
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Old 02-12-07, 05:57 PM
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I like the idea of this block tbh. Looks just so much nicer than the usual fat-topped ones. And for its size (or lack of), doesn't perform too badly.

Nice job Mr Pvs.
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Old 02-12-07, 11:01 PM
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Thanks guys, the feedback is appreciated. I'm glad you found the review a good read.
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Old 02-12-07, 11:05 PM
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I can't believe how thin it is!

Kinda disappointing about the conclusion, but that doesn't bother me as I bought the EK
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Old 02-12-07, 11:46 PM
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Got flow?

Good review Peeves
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Old 02-12-07, 11:54 PM
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Nice review mate

Results were pretty much what one would expect from the offset

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Old 03-12-07, 02:35 AM
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Thanks guys Yes the OTC Flat certainly looks the goods, and it is a valiant step away from the traditional. But yes, it's poor flow performance certainly makes it hard to recommend over better performing blocks. As far as temp's go it performed quite admirably.
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Old 06-12-07, 10:40 AM
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Oops I missed this one. Good review there mate. Certainly a block worth considering if you're tight for space (like my EK block getting in the way of my D5 pump on my old rig)
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Old 06-12-07, 12:09 PM
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i can't believe how thin that is, its understandable how much flow is lost but the temps are reasonable at least i'm happy with my ek but if i was going for something different and wanted a sexy thin look i'd deffinately pick this, i bet it looks awesome mounted in sli although i imagine temps would suffer due the extreme loss of flow through 2 blocks?

perhaps there could be a review of this on 2 cards to see if there is any major temperature difference between the cards when used in sli?
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