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Date: 11-18-03
Author: Gundeep Hora
Category: Reviews/Cooling
Product: PolarFLO CPU Water-Block
Manufacturer: PolarFLO
Price: $79.99
 

Introduction:

PolarFLO is rather new in the enthusiast cooling market, if compared to Thermaltake or CoolerMaster. So, PolarFLO is definitely not a cooling giant manufacturer that has the ability to hire manufacturing staff, marketing team, or technical support but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a bright future or their products aren’t worthwhile to purchase. In fact, after looking at their products, the first thing that caught our eye was the finishing done on their water-blocks. We have not seen such fine finishing even from experienced heatsink manufacturers.

Surely, finishing is not everything that makes a product worthwhile. You, as a consumer, must look on the performance side of things when it comes to purchasing PC components. We received a PolarFLO CPU Water-Block in our lab few weeks ago and we must say that the performance was just as good as the finishing.

Packaging:

Packaging

Water-Block itself is not very heavy even though the base is made out of finely finished copper. We received the block in a white, rectangular box that had no professional look to it. It was a plain, cardboard box with our shipping address printed on it. Packaging of this block allowed no predictions of the block whatsoever, except for the weight.

Once inside, we found no protective styrofoam sheets or any other material protecting the block. This could cause damages to the product during the shipping/handling process. Every accessory along with the water-block was put right on top of each other. We have to say that we weren’t impressed with PolarFLO’s packaging techniques.

EDIT: We just received an email from PolarFLO stating that they did put the water-block in a non-abrasive protective pouch but during shipping/handling, security might have removed it. We take back our assumptions regarding the protection of the block.

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