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Up-to-date radiator comparisons? (View 71 build)

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by remus, 29 Dec 2019.

  1. remus

    remus Vanity mate.

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    I have 2x white XSPC AX360 ready to go into my new View 71 case but I decided to go with a black PC case instead so I am going to either attempt to exchange or sell them.

    I was going to swap them for EK Coolstream XE360 radiators but I was wondering if there is any up-to-date comparisons as im conscious the XE360 has been out for about 3-4 years now and I want to make sure I am spending my money wisely..? (Well as wisely as you can when watercooling a PC anyway!)
     
  2. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Now that Skinnee's and Martin's Reviews have gone the only one I remember as being halfway decent for reviews was ExtremeRigs but it looks as though they stopped reviewing a while ago but at least they're still online.
     
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    I think radiators have developed to a level where they're all fairly equal. Alphacool, EK, XSPC, black ice, even Barrow's rads are full copper and pretty decent.
     
  4. Impatience

    Impatience Minimodder

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    Last article on radiators I read online was saying that most brands are equal, with Alphacool being a bit more overkill in terms of pressures able to hold. Performance is purely depending on FPI, Thickness and Fan size
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    Indeed.


    Skip to 5mins for the fun bit.
     
  6. remus

    remus Vanity mate.

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    I guess there's only so far you can go with something like a radiator!

    That said feature wise I like the EK radiators because they've got ports on the front and back which can be useful for filling or draining a loop, are there any good crossflow radiators for medium fan speeds?
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    Alphacool do crossfire rads. The XT45 would probably be good for medium fan speeds. They do a 60mm version but only has 10fpi vs 16fpi of the 45. The chambers have ports on both sides, as well as at the end.
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  8. remus

    remus Vanity mate.

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    I think I like that XT45 the most so far then

    Is there anything good/bad to say about Corsair radiators?
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    They're basically hardware labs black ice rads with a Corsair badge on. They're meant to be decent performing, not as many ports as Alphacool ones.
     

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