EnzoTech SCW-1 Sapphire CPU Waterblock

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Product: EnzoTech SCW-1 CPU Waterblock
Provided By: EnzoTech
Price: N/A at publication

Introduction:

It's been a while since we've got things wetter and better here at BCCHardware.  While we have recently reviewed the Gigabyte 3D Mercury Pro Liquid Cooled case, it almost doesn't count because it is too easy.  Today we are looking at tweaking our LCS with a new block from EnzoTech.  We've got the SCW-1 "Sapphire" block on the bench and are going to strap in on our CPU for some better cooling performance.  You may not be that familiar with EnzoTech, but they gained some fame with their excellent performing Ultra-X CPU Cooler.

 

About EnzoTech: 

EnzoTech is a relatively new company to enthusiast circles although they've been around since 1982.

Founded in 1982, Enzotech has been striving to provide cooling solutions for a variety of servers that require high efficiency and 24-hour power stability. With the on-going innovation and challenges in the computer industry, Enzotech has become a leading innovator in designing unique material forming technology. Along with its OEM experiences with companies such as AMD and Intel, they also have the reputation as being one of the worlds’s most advanced high-performance heat sink manufacturer.  Enzotech is committed to provide customers with world-class high quality products that are delivered in a cost effective manner, resulting in a win-win situation for all.

Enzotech continues to not only develop custom cooling solutions for its OEM customers, but plans launch state-of-the-art products in the retail market to its PC users. Our customer’s support and interests are greatly appreciated.

 

The Package Deal:

The EnzoTech SCW-1 CPU block comes packaged in a nice heavy-weight box that has a window to showcase the top of the block.  The box looks sleek and contains a lot of information about the product without being over the top.  The graphics and colors are tasteful and it has some curb appeal for sure.

 Box Front w/ Window
Box Front w/ Window
 Box Back
Box Back

 

The sample we received arrived from Taiwan and had some minor damage on the corners of the box.  When this block is available for retail purchase it will be carton shipped to your favorite retailer and this will reduce shipping damage.  Regardless, the cooler is very well protected as you can see below.  Everything from the clamps to the brackets and even the thermal paste is well protected in this foam packaging.

 Inner Package
Inner Package
 Safely Packaged
Safely Packaged

 

This block is designed for Socket AM2 for AMD (Type-S), and LGA775.  If you've got an older Socket 939 board with the four-hole backplate, you may also be in luck.  Make sure you check motherboard compatibility before you buy.  The bundle pictured below shows everything that's included: backplates, top plates, spacers, washers, screws, clamps and more.

Bundle
Bundle

 

What's not pictured in the "Bundle" picture is the top block retention frame, the barbs, and the EnzoTech branded Arctic Silver Ceramique thermal paste.