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Swiftech Apogee SKF "Heirloom Series" CPU Water Block

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  1. VSG

    VSG Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Swiftech Apogee SKF "Heirloom Series" is a flagship CPU water block featuring hundreds of customization options, built-in addressable RGB lighting with a dedicated controller, and industry-new 125 micron thick fins. It is aimed at modders and enthusiasts alike and has the performance to back it up.

    To read this review go to: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Swiftech/Apogee_SKF_Heirloom_Series/
     
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    So good that you'll pass it down to your great great grand kids and their grand kids for millenniums to come
     
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    Are you implying Intel will continue to use the same CPU cooling solutions for that long? That would mean.. generations upon generations of architecture refreshes :D
     
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    Only 1 year warranty? Is it normal for water blocks?
     
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    Yeah, passive elements don't get longer warranties in general and I am fine with that. You will either spot the issue near immediately or well within an year if there is, say, poor plating done.
     
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    also depending on how you maintain it as well.
     
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    VSG Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's on the user, so the warranty doesn't apply necessarily here.
     
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    Aside from flashy looks, performance and price/performance are both pretty abysmal. Am I missing something?

     
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    You are, if you haven't read the whole thing. Thermal performance is very good.
     
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    Ah yea, I see... was jumping to relative performance, weighted to flow and thermal together compared to other blocks. But yea thermal alone is way up there.
     
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    I always wondered how these micro-channels are made, there's no video that explain the process...

    I believe it's all about protecting the IP and a manufacturing secrets...
     

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