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Storm Waterblock (FAQ in first post)

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Cathar, May 19, 2004.

  1. titan

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    After thinking I'd lost my Storm G4 shortly after receiving it, I found it todayy while I was packing to move to San Francisco!

    If anyone in this thread is interested in buying a slice of history, head over this way.
     
  2. apsilon

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    Thought I was the only one that lost theirs right after receiving it. I found mine last Xmas while cleaning out some old boxes of parts.
     
  3. Tekin

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    Hah! Mine is still boxed up unused! I bought one (mostly to support Cathar) and never actually installed it.

    I seriously thought this thread was older than 2005 though...

    I suppose that was 7 years ago now.
     
  4. dasa2

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    storm g5 still going strong here
    loop is a mess after swapping gtx480 sli for 7970 just waiting on z77 rog to tidy it up again
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/7970justinstalled.jpg
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/P1150658.jpg
    modification to fit 1155
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/hackedmount.jpg

    this block has seen me threw many upgrades
    p4 3.2e
    pentium M 730 ct-479 adapter
    opteron 170
    e6600
    q9450
    i3 540
    2600k
    realtemp is currently reporting 14-23c idle for some reason one core reports fairly close to the ambient tempt when at idle
    load temp after 5 min of prime 95 is 38-43c @4.3ghz so it still does ok for a old block
     
  5. Alfonzo

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    Good god, that was one good gravedig. Got excited for a second to see this at the top of the page again.

    I've still got a Cascade Rev-1 prototype at home... :thumbup:
     
  6. kooliez

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    Thread necromancy.

    If anyone has a g5 they would like to sell please let me know.

    May also take a g4 but really keen on another g5
     
  7. Jetlag

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    I think I have a copper one still in the box, never used.

    Just found it, brand new with all of the parts.
    Let me know if you want it, else I'll probably sell it on eBay.
    Thanks
     
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  8. Alpha2k6

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    Are these still good to use today ? Do they need any screws or parts to fit todays CPU's ?

    Ive got one that just says "Swiftech Storm" no G anything mentioned..
    so Im guessing its maybe the first one ?

    IIRC these where the same design as a waterblock made from a company called Little River except made of copper instead of silver.

    I think it was the 2nd best block on the market at the time only beaten by the Little River one machined in silver.. are they still good compared with todays best blocks ?
     
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  9. Tekin

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    I've got a G4, in a box, never installed with all the parts.

    flick me a pm if you're interested.

    I've got no idea what the performance would be like these days. Probably the big improvement would be in the mounting hardware - but tha'ts been mostly led by AMD/Intel improving the socket side.
     
  10. Mathuisella

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    the ol' cathar blocks :D eh?

    they were awesome. It's a shame Cathar hasn't made anymore blocks :( but i think there's not really any room for further improvement...
     
  11. Mathuisella

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    just curious, are these G4/5 blocks still the best these days ? IF so is anyone still producing them.
     
  12. Annihilator69

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    I still have mine wrapped up.

    The blocks today seam really basic compared to the G4... No idea how it compares.

    Someone send me a few different blocks and I'll review.
     
  13. Current

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    I know this is a bit of a dig up of an older thread. :) Just been doing some reading about blocks and stuff and yeah, this is amazing from a hobbyist to make arguably the best block in the world at the time :)

    I'd love to get my hands on one of these blocks :) but i imagine they are tucked away safely and some even forgotten about, only to be found when the Mrs nags too much to do a shed clearout haha.
     
  14. shirl

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    Yes Cather's blocks used them,I have skA block which will go into a retro box I plan to build...
     
  15. Sillen

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    bugger, tossed mine a few years ago.
     
  16. apsilon

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    I found mine earlier this year but can't recall what I did with it. I'll have to check the box of PC stuff I have stored.
     
  17. Cape_Horn

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    not worth getting rid of mine.
    The LRWW might not be worth much other than as a museum piece but the Dual G5's have to be worth something, if only due to the price of silver going up over the last 15 years.
     
  18. duck_boy

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    I used to own the one with the base made of silver instead of copper.
     
  19. Current

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    I wonder if Cathar would allow someone to make some more blocks, i know swiftech got the g4, but what about g5 or g7 in silver :D
     

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