I figured I'd drop in and answer some of your questions before the weekend. AndyB, you wanted to know if we excluded the X800 ... no, it's on the Raven order page (it's under 60 watts, and the 850 is over 60w, so it requires a Condor). And can you bend the tubes? Well yes, but not too much without a tubing bender ... you'll crush the tube at the bend. No, they don't break, but be careful with them ... they are the engine that makes these things work. (We bent a Raven up about an inch to clear a tall CPU heatsink the other day, so it's fine to move them within a couple inches up or down. But, it's best to have manufacturing do the bending for you. Just email us.)
And, yes, every one of our products are hand assembled (and thatâ€™s a feature not a detriment). The only way to get a precision fit on these heatpipes is to hand fit them. Also, there is so much more customization the company can provide the customer when the product is hand assembled.
As for the X1900XTX ... don't know yet (we don't have one either). It's rated 135 watts, up 15 over the XT, and that's almost 12% hotter. The x1900xt on a Condor runs near 80C ... that would push the XTX Condor near 90C, maxing it out. No question that's going to take some airflow to keep it cool.
Now, a bit of bad news, just heard today we're going to hold off on HTPC support right now (unless you contact us first). Most HTPC cases don't have room for the big wings, and most of the small fans won't exhaust enough air. Also there are clearance problems ABOVE the video card, as most HTPC case lids are right on top of the cards. We're experimenting right now with horizontal pipes and having the Wing on the backside of the video card, but I don't have any data on that yet.
Mind you we don't have hard and fast rules ... virtually every PC enclosure and configuration is different. We understand that, and can provide a lot of customization for you as we build these. And that is our business advantage. So please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your questions. We'll get to them there a lot faster than here on the forums.
As for the reviews, I don't have any status on that. I do know we have some scheduled with other sites, but those are still a month away. I'm sure you'll know before I will.
Have a great weekend and I'll check in on Monday.