XSPC RayStorm D5 Photon AX360 WaterCooling Kit Review – This Just May be a Work of Art!


Under stock clocks the XSPC kit beat out all of the coolers I’ve tested – although by only 0.25ºC. Let’s turn up the heat and see how it handles it.



With the temps turned up the XSPC kit performed very well coming in at our top spot once again.

Let’s wrap this review up with some final thoughts.



XSPC has a real winner with this water cooling kit. It includes everything you need (except fluid) to water cool your CPU. If purchased separately the individual components would easily cost you way more than the MSRP of $264.95 for the kit. Right now the only US retailer listing the kit is FrozenCPU and they list it as out of stock.Our rep at XSPC has informed us that there is very limited stock of this kit at the time of this writing but should be available soon. The one main advantage to running a kit like this over an AiO unit is that you can add in your GPU(s) later on if you wish and change up the system to your liking – from tubing and/or coolant color, add/change radiators, etc. If you’re looking for an affordable way to dive into the custom water cooling scene this kit from XSPC will have you covered in style.

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INTRODUCTION So you’re ready to take the dive into a full custom liquid-cooling setup - awesome. Where to start now? What radiator should I get? What reservoir? What pump? What tubing and fittings? What fans? Yes, there is a lot to learn in the world of PC water cooling and if it’s your first time getting your CPU wet it can be very intimidating. Luckily XSPC has you covered with their new RayStorm D5 Photon AX360 WaterCooling Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to setup a complete liquid system in one box. XSPC was kind enough to send…

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If you’re looking to get into the custom water coolign world but aren’t ready for the task of picking out each individual component XSPC has you covered with the Raystorm/Photon/D5/AX360 kit.

User Rating: 2.74 ( 17 votes)


  1. Excellent review of an excellent product, Will!
    Welcome to our little (and growing) corner of the web!

  2. This is really a great thing for the experts of Water cooling to do.. To take the Technical out of a professional water loop. Great product and Great Idea.

  3. Doesn’t seem worth the price considering the Noctua is a few degrees off and roughly $165 cheaper.

    • hahahaha its a great start that may turn into a custom loop someday, there’s enough potential for a GPU block and you are set 🙂 and it will be so much quieter

    • wow, noctua is even better than this? are you sure? i thought it was better than closed loops like h60 and maybe h100i but not this !!

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