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Testing carried out using SiSoft Sandra 2004 Burn-In wizard. CPU tests were configured to load CPU to 100% and 35 test cycles were completed in an ambient room temperature of 16 degrees Celsius.
Epox 8RDA3G Motherboard
AMD AthlonXP 3200+ (Barton)
Radeon 9800 Pro
Corsair TwinX 3700
WindowsXP Pro + SP1
Since this review was written I’ve learnt that GlobalWIN has dropped the rigid filler tube idea in favour of a longer, flexible filler pipe. This not only addresses some of the issues I raised over its questionable usefulness, it also makes filling possible regardless of orientation. Being longer, the tube also serves to slightly increase the total volume of water held by the SilentStream and GlobalWIN suggests that water level checks need only be made every couple of months. That said, I personally believe weekly level checks are a good habit to get into no matter what form of water cooling you use.
TrustedReviews has been informed by Rainbow Components that the price has been changed since we initially got the review unit sent in. The Price has now been changed to £75 inc VAT. This does have some impact on the overall review, but it doesn't change the reviews view on the unit as a whole.
We have also been informed that the changes made to the filler tube were influenced by feedback on the review samples that GlobalWin has sent out. This shows that feedback in terms of the functionality of a product can have an impact on the manufacturer to the degree that the needed changes are done before it is released to the public.