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Cooler Master Aquagate Max (RL-HUB-KBU1-GP)
5.2 out of 10

Cooler Master Aquagate Max (RL-HUB-KBU1-GP)

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Overall 10
10

Great system!

Josh A., Newegg
9 May 2009
  • Summary: Great system! its awesome!
  • Pros: I did a lot of reading on water cooling before I took the jump. I build a custom system and it would have cost 500 dollars more than this. Reading reviews about this system, Thanks Google, I decided to go with this and is not been a disappointment!
  • Cons: Hosing is VERY stiff. Also I dislike using distilled water. I suggest Feser One - F1 - Cooling Fluid. Its not water so no Chance of frying your sys. (I poured this stuff on my old computer and even leaked in the AGP slot, cpu socked, ect. Didn't shut down and fine. :)
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Overall 10
10

eggxellent

shannon d., Newegg
1 May 2009
  • Summary: coolermaster stacker 830, amd phenomx4 II 955 , 2 ati crossfire 3870 (waiting on 5870's ^^). danger den Low Profile MAZE5-GPU .
  • Pros: *works flawlessly. *powerful pumps. *cools down vga and cpu 22 celcius.
  • Cons: *tubing is stiff. I recommend danger dens tubing its veryflexible.
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Overall 10
10

AQUAGATE MAX :D

stephen k., Newegg
24 April 2009
  • Summary: none
  • Pros: Hello, i recently purchased this and thought i would do a review.. its to start VERY nice. im 15, and have a HAF 932 case and bought this for internally mounting and everything fit perfectly. not bad for 1st time eh? e8400 @ 3.0 (stock speed) 30c-40c e8400 @ 4.0 (oc'ed) 37C-45C no leaks, takes al...
  • Cons: kinda lacks in the waterblock area :( if i had the money i would go with an apogee gtz :) BUT decent temps
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Bad.....

Zohrab K., Newegg
31 March 2009
  • Summary: Not a bad starter kit for someone jjust starting water cooling. Just be sure to use better tubing. Id probably recommend a custom kit instead of this.
  • Pros: Nice compact water cooling unit. Comes with all 3/8 in. tubing. Kept my Q9550 OC'd @ 3.40GHz at a constant 35C idle and no higher than about 45C-50C max load with OCZ Freeze Thermal Compound. The flow meter built into the reservoir is also cool. Great green lighting inside. The pump actually can ...
  • Cons: The fittings are compression type fittings, but they are not the best. They feel really light and flimsy. The tubing is also not really good. Super stiff tubing. Dont expect to angle well with it. I ended up using some Tygon tubing instead. The coolant is also not that great. Not premixed or UV r...
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Overall 10
10

Still working, no leaks

David K., Newegg
1 March 2009
  • Summary: This system isn't very noisy, it seems pretty quiet compared to my 3 GTX280's. The Nforce 7 series chipsets are notorious for getting hot. My 780 used to get up to 76C with tri SLI and it never got over 54 C with this system.
  • Pros: I've had this liquid cooling system for almost 4 months now and I havn't had any leaks or any problems with the pump or radiator. The water block, connectors, screws are all this working perfectly. Havn't had to add any extra coolant yet. Got it hooked up to my Q9650 OC'd to 4.05 Ghz with a FSB o...
  • Cons: One of the temp. sensors went bad and is reading over 1300C when it's clearly at room temperature, since it hasn't burst into flames. The tubing is stiff. A couple of the LEDs on the radiator burnt out or shorted our, not exactly sure why they stopped working. Didn't have enough coolant in the ki...
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Overall 10
10

Water Cooling with Cosmos case

Anonymous, Newegg
18 February 2009
  • Summary: Would have ran the whole system with water cooling, but it would have cost $600 more to get all the parts. Right now I just have the standard hook-up, with just the cpu. Going to buy the water blocks for the 9800gx2's soon.
  • Pros: Cooler Master has done a great job at setting up a water cooler. Designed exactly for my Cosmos 1000 case. Runs great, no leaks, no problems what so ever. And to what I have read about people having problems with the o-rings, on the model I recieved it had metal o-rings instead of rubber. The hos...
  • Cons: Water level on nvidia system monitor says it is 85% full when it is full. Was not a copper waterblock. Lost a usb connection when hooking up to use esa support.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Ben K., Newegg
14 February 2009
  • Summary: The fittings on the system are NPT 1/4" fittings. You can get quick-connects online. Well worth the cost. (about $50 in fittings) It saved my bacon for my installation. Also buy a bag of 90' bend fittings. They'll help save stress on the tubing causing kinks. Look for 3/8" I.D. barbed fittings.
  • Pros: Comes with plenty of hose. Decent fittings. Overall a "potentially" nice system. My AMD Quad Core runs around 42'C running in full-power mode playing Left 4 Dead using multi-core rendoring. I think this system could easily cool my whole system if I bought the plumbing for it. Uses the nVidia ESA ...
  • Cons: This product has serious quality issues. MOST IMPORTANT: the CPU block came from the factory missing the O-Rings on the fittings. Thus, the CPU block leaked out of the box. Cooler-Master Tech support was quick to send me another one that I'm guessing was used because some of the screws in the blo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Great

David K., Newegg
15 January 2009
  • Summary: I was a little wary about using the heat sync that came in this kit but it surpassed my expectations, I was also wondering about the radiator whether it would work well enough or whether I sould get a bigger one, but it works pretty good and it looks cool all lit up in green LEDs.
  • Pros: This liquid cooling system works pretty well. With my Core 2 Q9650 OC'd to 4.0 Ghz with a FSB of 1780 mhz air cooled with an aftermarket copper heat pipe heat sync with 120mm fan I used to get temps of 50 C under load and around 40 C idle, Now with this liquid cooling system using the water block...
  • Cons: Difficult to fit in your case. I have a Cooler Master Stacker 830 case which is a full tower case with tons of space and there really was only 1 spot I could fit this radiator in this case and that was in the top, I had to pull the top of my tower off and remove the fan fixture in the top and als...
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Systems

Colin B., Newegg
15 January 2009
  • Pros: Looks good.
  • Cons: The first system had a catastrophic resevoir leak. I doused my mobo and vid card. I RMA's it and got a replacement. The second one leaked as well, but not as catastrophic as the first one. They both leaked from the *bottom* of the resevoir. This shows that it was not my fault, but a manufacturing...
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Overall 10
10

works great

james d., Newegg
9 January 2009
  • Summary: Field Value Sensor Properties Sensor Type ITE IT8716F + Analog Devices ADT7475 (ISA D00h, SMB 2Eh) GPU Sensor Type Driver (NV-DRV) Motherboard Name Asus L1N64-SLI WS Chassis Intrusion Detected No Temperatures Motherboard 43 °C (109 °F) CPU1 43 °C (109 °F) CPU2 37 °C (99 °F) CPU #1 / Core #1 44 °C...
  • Pros: lowered temps 10 deg. looks nice.
  • Cons: would have been easy install but fan wiring was about 6 inches to short. so had to splice them. other than that slips right in Kandalf lcs. Nvidia software not completly working on L1n64-sli. 680a chipset. Temps shown in other thoughts were taken under heavy load.
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