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    Default Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    I have been looking around at performance pc and happened to see this block n it seems the results were pretty darn good and it has been sold out for quite a few weeks.

    Thinking of trying out a new waterblock and wondering which block should I buy? Koolance 380I which was reviewed here or the Phobya UC1 extreme, this temperature graph seems to show that it's the king of the hill now although the 380I is not in there


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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    Who's graph ?

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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Who's graph ?
    Sorry guys image number 6 on the link

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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    380I for better quality, the Phobya's block is resemblance a combination of today's top blocks. However, its hold-down bracket is not heavy duty as the 380i and no nickle plated.

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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    This Comparison may help some.

    My main concern about the phobya is the low flow rate compared to current trend. The Koolance is a good deal better and bests it for temps too but are you really going to gain much from a ~2C improvement in temps over such blocks as the apogee HD?
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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    Bully, I have to agree with Tony, Koolance blocks are well made, and much better than anything Phobya has to offer.

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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    380I for better quality, the Phobya's block is resemblance a combination of today's top blocks. However, its hold-down bracket is not heavy duty as the 380i and no nickle plated.
    Thanks Tony, well said...always trust your judgement


    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    This Comparison may help some.
    My main concern about the phobya is the low flow rate compared to current trend. The Koolance is a good deal better and bests it for temps too but are you really going to gain much from a ~2C improvement in temps over such blocks as the apogee HD?
    thanks Grumpy, this is really what is holding me back as I'm asking myself if it is really worth it for just 2c improvement? But the looks of the Koolance block has really poisoned me
    In fact the Apogee HD block is also on the slightly restrictive side, the Koolance block has a higher flow rate

    Okay I'm just convincing and finding excuse to buy the block LOL

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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Bully, I have to agree with Tony, Koolance blocks are well made, and much better than anything Phobya has to offer.
    yeah agree too, the koolance block looks real slick and the nickel plate adds the icing on the cake

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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    You just know that blocks deteriorate over time even in the most often changed liquid so they have to be changed regularly.

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    Default Re: Phobya UC1 extreme or koolance 380I

    Personally I like plated blocks, bared copper oxidized very quickly.
    I don't think 2c better is a correct, the top blocks (380i, EK Supremacy, Ray Storm, Apogee) that I've ever tested only within 1 degree and all these blocks have very similar design.

    Phobya UC1 has the Apogee's pin martix, EK's top, the only different I see is the jet plate; the waves to help better flow rate but still restrictive thought.

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