To say that I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of this kit would be understating things. XSPC is well known in the enthusiast water cooling community with their products among the best in the market, as well as being some of the more affordable pieces. The kit itself was packed well, with all of the components well padded against harm. All parts were finely machined and without burrs or manufacturing defects of any kind, pointing to a high attention to detail on XSPC's part. And the kit itself included almost everything necessary to get the system up and running with little incident. XSPC even went the extra mile by including the LEDs necessary for back-lit effects and the hardware for hanging the radiator if desired. Performance-wise, the numbers speak for themselves with the XSPC kit able to hold its own against the other high-end cooler offerings.