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Hey guys, I have a question for you physics or math wizzes. I'm looking at an industrial heat exchanger (radiator). The manufacturer cites that with 2 gpm and ~80 cfm air passing over it's capable of removing ~50 BTU/HR°F ( or ~25 W/°C). If either of those figures doesn't seem to make sense, then I'm not reading the graph right, but if anybody could translate those figures into performance that I could compare with say a Black Ice GT Stealth X-Flow 120.

How does this radiator seem to compare with the Black Ice GT Stealth X-Flow 120.
    
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Well the flow seems perfect for a D-5 and a good 120. I will see about pulling up a graph for the Black Ice

BTW the absolute top performing Rad in all test is the PA 120.3 by Thermochill--the specs were determined by Cathar (who designs the Storm series of WBs) using a flow bench and sophisticated software. If you want to be certain of having the best track down one of those somewhere (out of stock at DD and everywhere ) But the PA160 is a close match performing as well as the PA120.2 and it is in stock ATM.
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link to some pertinent comparitive data
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Thanks CD, but I'm looking for a high performer that's approximately 5 X 5 inches. A triple fan rad is simply too big.
    
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
Thanks CD, but I'm looking for a high performer that's approximately 5 X 5 inches. A triple fan rad is simply too big.
Something that small won't give you the temps you want.
    
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To change BTU to a more usable Watt figure multiply BTU x 0.297 to get Watts.....Example BIX 120 is 3134 BTU x 0.297 = 930.798 Watts....
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The rad will be one of a pair most likely, the other probably being a black ice X 120, but I can anyone tell me how it'll perform compared to the black ice?




more here it's the M05-050.

If this is just nutty, please post any recommendations for coolers matching the flow, approximate size, and look of this one.
    
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If you cant go larger than 5x5 then find one thats thicker so its performance is = to a double 120mm radiator. Sorry i cant help with the btu thing..
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The rad will be one of a pair most likely, the other probably being a black ice X 120, but I can anyone tell me how it'll perform compared to the black ice?




more here it's the M05-050.

If this is just nutty, please post any recommendations for coolers matching the flow, approximate size, and look of this one.
The rad you have there is known as a condenser type rad and is very restrictive, it would greatly reduce your flow and is not efficient at all....I'm not really understanding your charts either....I've looked around for a rad that would fit your 5x5 spec's and have not found any other than the condenser type...Is there no way you can mod a BIX or BIP to fit in your size requirments? Sorry I can't be of more help.If you let us know what this has to fit into maybe we could help you more, there may be a way around the size restriction...Good Luck...
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