Yeah I was surprised too, I expected the higher restriction blocks to do a bit better, and I expected Koolance's huge surface area to make a difference too. I did confirm both XSPC and Koolances results with a few more runs but that was as far as I could get before the card deteriorated and the operating point was no longer stable.
Yes - it's an echoey room. A rug would help, we have less echoey rooms, but this has the most light, so I guess it's a trade off. Maybe I should pick up some cheap 500W halogens and just do it in a better room.
Interesting - I'll have to check this. The actual internals should be the same so that's unexpected. Thanks for the heads up. If it leaks because the center of the QDC is not flush with it's surroundings immediately after taking a pair apart then that can be a sign that there's an issue with the spring and Koolance should replace it :)
Yes I should do that, I've been lazy in my video editing, but in future I'll try and incorporate more of the testing results into it :)
Pics of the lightport in action can be found on my website which youtube won't let me link here. But there is a link to it in the comments of the video
I haven't done the retest yet, my testing CPU wasn't lapped, just smoothed a bit from so many installs. I don't honestly think it will make a difference but it's worth a try. I would stick with the CPU-380 for now.
Hey CigarBoB unfortunately these were recorded a while back with a crappy camera. I'm now using my DSLR which should help a bit. The mic is still somewhat crappy in terms of quality, but if you check the latest vid on the X3 reservoir it's a good bit louder. Down the road I'd like to get a nice external one, but there are other priorities right now :)
Definitely - a better video camera and mic would help too. Sadly we were so limited in time that we couldn't reshoot the videos before we had to return the cases. Hopefully soon :)
Yes - 2x3.5" mounts behind the tray and 2x2.5" mounts behind the tray. If you fit the USB3 and Audio front IO ports then you lose the 2x2.5" mounts, but there is an adapter to fit 2x2.5" into one of the 3.5" mount.