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CPU Water Block

Sunday, June 6th 2021, 5:02pm

What are the differences between the cuplex kryos NEXT VARIO with VISION 1200/1156/1155/1151/1150, PVD / .925 silver €314.90 and, cuplex kryos NEXT with VISION 1200/1156/1155/1151/1150, PVD / .925 silver €284.90?

Before I make my selection, I would like to know the advantage of the €315 water block. And, how much of an advantage can I expect from a silver cpu water block vs the nickel?

Thank you.

Sunday, June 6th 2021, 7:35pm

Well, like the name suggest: One has the Vario tech, the other one does not. What is Vario?

Here you go

So basically you can adjust the shape of the cooler to better fit the shape of the CPU IHS.

As for nickel vs silver - just go with the nickel one. It will give you 99% of the performance of the silver one.

IMHO: Just buy a nickel version without the vario and if you after the very best cooling performance, delid your cpu, apply liquid metal and smoothen the surface of both the IHS and the cooler by lapping it (-> basically just very fine sandpaper). This will grant you the very best performance, at a low price.


Junior Member

Monday, June 7th 2021, 6:14am

Thank you! I am not familiar with the “Vario“ design, in any event, I’ll try and get some of the literature translated and read up on it.

As for delidding I have the i9 11900K, which are difficult CPUs to delid. I might try it further down the road.

Thanks again.

Wednesday, June 9th 2021, 6:39pm

You shouldnt delid the 11900k its soldered...


Junior Member

Thursday, June 10th 2021, 4:49pm

You shouldnt delid the 11900k its soldered...

I misunderstood your statement, apologies. Thank you for the advice.

This post has been edited 3 times, last edit by "Rocketlaketx" (Jun 11th 2021, 2:55am)