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


The radiator accessory kit contains screws, o-rings and standoffs to mount your radiator above or behind your case should you chose to do so. XSPC also included a power supply jumper to aid in filling your system – a very nice addition.


The side of the AX360’s box has a stern warning about using the proper length screws for installation.


Opening the radiator’s box the first thing you see is a plastic bag filled with screws sitting on top of the bubble-wrapped radiator.


The included screws are all 6-32 thread and come in both 6mm and 30mm lengths to satisfy your mounting needs. A nice touch here is that all of the screws are black.



The radiator itself is a thing of beauty and easily one of the nicest radiators I’ve come across. The radiator itself is housed inside of a nice black aluminum enclosure that’s 1/8″ thick and pre-tapped for the 6-32 screws. This is great news for those who have ever messed with radiators with thin mounting flanges that strip way too easily.


The fin layout on the AX360 is unique in the fact that it uses two rows of fins between each coolant tube rather than a single row you typically see.


The fin spacing on the AX360 is 22FPi which is low enough to be able to use low-flow fans for reduced noise.


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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Amazing Hardware!

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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