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 :)
When I get some progress done haha
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.