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Bykski FOUR CPU Waterblock

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Bykski is a watercooling brand that has been operating in Asia thus far, but recently made strides to go global. Their new FOUR series of CPU waterblocks offer five color customization options, a metal top cover on an acrylic top, a massive nickel-plated copper cold plate, and installation all from the back for a clean look when installed.

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Sooo... why would anyone get this over the XSPC Raystorm (pro) ?
 
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I reckon that large cold plate might make it suitable for upcoming AMD platform without too much modification.
 

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Sooo... why would anyone get this over the XSPC Raystorm (pro) ?
I personally would not, the XSPC Raystorm Pro is tremendous value for money.

I reckon that large cold plate might make it suitable for upcoming AMD platform without too much modification.
Good point, it needs to be slightly longer but the cold plate is large enough to fit most of it.
 
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that is a "thread ripper" size cold plate.

and if this is the FOUR series, where are the other 3?


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I think the article is wrong, and the right 1/4"G thread (when viewed as fully assembled and installed on a motherboard) is the inlet and the left 1/4" thread is the outlet. If you look at the acrylic top which contains the two female threads, there is clearly a routed channel that connects to the right 1/4"G thread yet, it does not connect to the left 1/4"G thread. This is because the left thread is over the channel routed along the perimeter of the nickle plated block which collects the outflow from the fins and directs it to the outlet, the right 1/4"G thread is connected to the end of the channel in the acrylic top so that it can direct the inlet flow over the jetplate, which the channel in the acrylic mirrors in position and size. Anyone else feel me?
 
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I think the article is wrong, and the right 1/4"G thread is the inlet and the left 1/4" thread is the outlet. If you look at the acrylic top which contains the two female threads, there is clearly a routed channel that connects to the right 1/4"G thread yet, it does not connect to the left 1/4"G thread. This is because the left thread is over the channel routed along the perimeter of the nickle plated block which collects the outflow from the fins and directs it to the outlet, the right 1/4"G thread is connected to the end of the channel in the acrylic top so that it can direct the inlet flow over the jetplate, which the channel in the acrylic mirrors in position and size. Anyone else feel me?
I feel you. I can't believe I forgot to update that after testing was finished. Thanks for catching it, updated it now.
 

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single o ring only 4 small screws thin pumptop
yea no thats gonna leak

good blocks have double or triple seals and at 6 screws for better pressure distribution or just larger screws
 

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single o ring only 4 small screws thin pumptop
yea no thats gonna leak

good blocks have double or triple seals and at 6 screws for better pressure distribution or just larger screws
Nothing inherently wrong with this configuration, I have many blocks here with the same one O-ring and 4 screws, and some with even thinner tops. Operation at atmospheric pressure won't cause an issue here imo.
 
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Well, the morale is simple. If you see it, don't bash it, it is pretty decent all rounder if it fits your board. Seriously all proper made blocks perform within a 1C, how much flow it eats up really is the concern usually and how expensive it is at your place and the nickel coating quality too(cough EK, cough).

@VSG Have you got in your hands the X99 version of this?
 

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Well, the morale is simple. If you see it, don't bash it, it is pretty decent all rounder if it fits your board. Seriously all proper made blocks perform within a 1C, how much flow it eats up really is the concern usually and how expensive it is at your place and the nickel coating quality too(cough EK, cough).

@VSG Have you got in your hands the X99 version of this?
Unfortunately not, the language barrier is real and I am just glad I got this review done thanks to a representative of the Chinese hardware company Colorful who is helping Bykski with their English website and venture.