Archive for September 26, 2011

i7-2600K CPU XSPC Raystorm

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Blocks
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Welcome to the 7th block in my series of i7 – 2600K CPU block tests. You may be familiar with the extremely popular XSPC Rasa that many users enjoy in the popular kits, it is an excellent block possibly one of the most popular due to the exceptional value it provides giving top 2011 generation block performance levels.  XSPC has spent many months building basically an all new block called the Raystorm!

A special thanks to Paul from XSPC for sponsoring this test!  They provided the tested production sample prior to these blocks hitting the shelves, but I believe you should be seeing these next month at retailers.


First let’s go over a few basic highlights and characteristics.

  • High Performance Copper Base  56mm x 56mm x 3mm deep
  • Microchannel & Nozzle Plate Design
  • CNC Cut Acetal Top
  • Intel kit supports sockets LGA775, 1156, 1155, 1366, and 2011 and comes with back-plates
  • Full Cover Back-plates for more MB protection, and easy peel and stick type mounting.
  • Thumb-nut Stud/Spring system style hold down attachment
  • G1/4 threaded wide ports are compatible with most fittings include 3/4″OD compression fittings
  • Metal reinforced (aluminum) acrylic hold down
Update 2-9-12
Working on the copper top version, similar design, but instead it has an aluminum hold down and solid copper top.