Danger Den Maze4 GPU Waterblock Review

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Introduction


Danger Den is a name that is well known in the water-cooling industry. They were one of the first pioneers in water-cooling systems and have built up quite a name for themselves. Danger Den stands for quality, and I have been using their products for about 3 years now.I have tried other brands, but I always came back to them. Why, you ask? Because of quality products.

You can say anything you like about Danger Den but you can’t deny the quality of their products, which offer innovation and affordable performance. After a long row of “Maze” products they changed the names and the design of the block, like the RBX and the TDX waterblock (that I’ll be reviewing later), however Danger Den did stick to one design for the GPU blocks, the Maze4 design, and since it already proved itself as a good CPU block, they are using the same design in the DangerDen Maze4 GPU block.

Since this block has its name because it’s made on the design of the Maze4 CPU, I took the liberty to check that out for myself and opened the GPU block, and guess what just like the name the inside is exactly the same design, so CPU cooling power for you VGA card.

On the left the Maze4 CPU, on the right the Maze4 GPU

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This block is available in 3 colors, Red, Black, and Blue. I got the red one, however it looks more like purplish pink to me, of course that won’t affect the cooling properties.

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A big anodized aluminum adapter is bolted to the base of the block. The anodizing process protects the aluminum coating in a hard layer so that the aluminum won’t affect the copper and vice-versa. This block is quite large, for a size comparison a Maglite 6D was added to the picture.

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This block comes in a nice sturdy box, containing the block and all the mounting hardware needed to install this product.

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The base of the blocked is lapped to a 1200 grit base, and is covered by a piece of tape to protect it against corrosion and fingerprints. When removed it does leave behind an oily residue but this can easily be removed with some alcohol or white spirit.

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