Package and Accessories
The Vantec Stingray STG-100 has been selling for long, but we haven’t yet had a chance to see what it’s like.
This liquid cooling system has two advantages which are especially important for inexperienced overclockers. First, the Vantec Stingray STG-100 is a “ready-to-fly” product – you’ll find everything necessary to assemble a complete cooling system in the box. Second, the standard package includes not only a CPU water-block, like in many other kits, but also three additional water-blocks: for the graphics card’s GPU and for the chipset’s North and South Bridges. So, the Vantec Stingray STG-100 is a complete liquid-cooling system that is ready to be used right out of the box without your having to purchase any accessories. This is good.
Here’s a list of what we found in the box:
- CPU water-block with fasteners for Socket 642, Socket 478, Socket 754, Socket 939, Socket AM2 and LGA775
- GPU water-block with four different fasteners for different positions of the mounting holes on the graphics card PCB
- Water-block for the chipset’s North Bridge with four different fasteners for different positions of the mounting holes on the mainboard
- Water-block for the chipset’s South Bridge with three different fasteners for different positions of the mounting holes on the mainboard
- Hydor L20 II pump and an expansion tank combined into a single unit
- Radiator with a 120mm fan; it is supposed to fastened on the back panel of the system case
- Cables to connect the pump and the fan
- Two 0.5” transparent pipes, about 120cm long
- Bottle with coolant to fill the system
- Bracket for the back panel of the system case with openings for the pipes
- Syringe with thermal paste
- User manual
So, this looks like quite an exhaustive list. The Vantec Stingray STG-100 kit includes everything necessary to transfer your whole computer to water cooling.
The accessories are sorted out into small boxes within the external box. This protects them from damage during transportation.