PolarFLO TT Series Basic System Set is made up of two water blocks: one for
the CPU and one for the GPU on your video card. This means that your video
card memory will need to be passively cooled with ram heat sinks which can
be readily found for around $15.
PolarFLO TT CPU Water Block
PolarFLO TT CPU Water Block Underside
I'm big on the build quality of any product I review. The PolarFLO products did not disappoint
in this area at all. These things are built like a tank. In
addition to this, they are also very functional in that you can rotate the hose
barb section a full 360° which makes how you route your tubing a much more
flexible and easier process.
In the CPU water block photo above the middle barb is where your incoming water
flows. The two end barbs are the "exhaust" for pulling out the water and moving
it onto the next part of your circuit. A Y-splitter will be necessary here to
attach the tubing.
PolarFLO TT VGA Water Block
PolarFLO TT VGA Water Block Copper Underside
The VGA water block is similar to the CPU water block only that it has just one
input and output barb. As you can see in the photo above, the underside of the
VGA water block's copper plate has a smooth machined surface but it's not quite
the mirror finish as found on the CPU water block.
Inside the water blocks you'll find PolarFLO's rather unique heat transfer
geometry. Water flows into the center of the "wheel", travels
across the spokes, then up and over the thick outer rim. This permits the water
more time to absorb as much heat as possible. Some will argue that this isn't
really necessary in that water will absorb the same amount of heat regardless of
how fast it travels. The jury is still out on that in my opinion.
PolarFLO TT Series Core
PolarFLO TT Series Pump
PolarFLO TT Series Pump - D4 Drive Unit
Again, the pump follows the quality of the other PolarFLO components in every
uses the popular Laing, Inc. D4 12vdc pump motor and rotor. Something
I really liked about all of the PolarFLO components is that they aren't any
larger than necessary. This is important as you need adequate clearance
from surrounding capacitors. On my Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939 motherboard I had
no clearance problems at all.
Also worth noting is that all of these PolarFLO
products can be disassembled and allow for individual replacement of parts such
as the sealing O-rings, barbs, housings, etc.