EK Supremacy Clean CSQ Nickel Review

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With the latest un-locked processors on the market (Namely Haswell), comes wave upon waves of overclockers/enthusiasts looking to get the most out of their newly acquired hardware.  One question springs to mind when you hear the word over clocking and that’s cooling, how do you cool an overclocked processor efficiently, quietly and keep it at budget?  Well one solution is water cooling, and one of the biggest brands on the market have a new CPU Block designed to tick all 3 boxes whilst remaining stylish and sleek.

The EK Supremacy CSQ Clear, which is the successor to the EK-Supreme HF water block, is a tool-less high quality water block which caters for all the major mounts; this block is universal.  The main differences between this block and the older Supreme are the improved design which results in up to 20% better flow rate and up to 2c lower CPU temperatures.  Will this make much of a difference with the latest Haswell processors and will 2c be enough for the disconcerting overclocker?

Let’s find out, starting with the specifications…

CPU socket compatibility:
– Intel LGA-775
– Intel LGA-1155/1156
– Intel LGA-1366
– Intel LGA 2011
– AMD Sockets: 939, 754, 940
– AMD Sockets: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+

 

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