It's been a while since we've looked at some OCZ memory, I'll admit. Since way back when the company has launched its Reaper HPC line and even Fatal1ty branded memory - the former we greatly like the look of. During CeBit this year OCZ demonstrated to us its new Flex II heatsinks that include a hugely improved design and style, as well as a fantastic new retail box that makes you feel like you've invested in a memory product, rather than just bought some ram in a cheap, clear plastic packaging.
As usual, OCZ is the only company to offer the choice of watercooling your memory out the box, and the Flex II DIMMs expand on this by now including extra components in the box. In light of this, UK watercooling specialists, Aqua PCs, has created a basic Flex watercooler kit that is specifically tailored to work with it (and other components you fancy throwing into the loop - we've got photos of this too later on).
At the time of writing it's £105, which isn't that cheap on the grand scale of 4GB kits, however at 1,150MHz it's one of, if not the fastest 4GB kit you can buy. Coupled in with the value-adds we mentioned above it could really be worth considering. With that in mind, we whipped out the tubes, hooked it all up and liquefied our memories.
It's simply something we're not used to when buying memory - a retail box, and this one just awesome too. Sure, it's still the plastic packaging inside, but when you spend more on something that little bit more special you expect to get more in return. OCZ fulfills that requirement well.
Inside OCZ also now include kit so you can easily include the watercooling component of the Flex II heatsinks with their tiny barbs into more standard watercooling loop bore sizes. In addition to the memory there's also the tubing, a pair of four-way manifolds and instruction leaflet on how to use it all.