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My 240mm ut60 had the same problem, but only with 1 of the fins instead of multiple ones. It looks like they spilled some solder on it during the manufacturing process or something. I didn´t bother returing mine though, since it was just 1 of the channels. However if you can also hear something loose inside and can't get it out I'd definitely return it.

As for the replacement: I've got a EK 360XT rads and it's about 45mm thick, so you could also get that one as a replacement. XSPC also may also have a 45mm thick rad in the same price range.
Edited by Auxillary Field - 6/19/13 at 11:47am
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The EK XT rads are about 47mm thick

I would just keep the rad you have though. It makes no difference to performance and when its covered with fans the slight cosmetic problems will be impossible to see.

Ya, but it felt like I was getting something that was used instead of brand new. Grabbed a Black Ice GTX 360. Gonna try Darlene's mod on fitting it with push/pull fan.
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Just got in my XT45 360 and I noticed there are like 4 or 5 area where the fins are already damaged? Is this normal or should I contact Performance PC for a RMA?






Edit: Also forgot to mention that I heard something lose inside (sounds like a screw) when I move around the Rad.

I had a UT60 480 that had a handful of fins that were crumpled in worse than your pics indicated. It didn't leak so I just decided to keep it. As long as yours don't leak, it's fine.

The loose rattling sound is probably due to solder stuck in the chambers inside. It is a common occurance with Alphacool radiators. 2 of my 4 radiators had it. I flush and flushed and flushed the radiator but whatever was inside it seems to stay inside it for good. I just left it in there as my flushing couldn't get it out, I wasn't too worried about it coming out later.
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My 240mm ut60 had the same problem, but only with 1 of the fins instead of multiple ones. It looks like they spilled some solder on it during the manufacturing process or something. I didn´t bother returing mine though, since it was just 1 of the channels. However if you can also hear something loose inside and can't get it out I'd definitely return it. .

The sound was pretty loud. It felt like either a screw or a nutbolt was inside even though it's probably solder flux.
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I had a UT60 480 that had a handful of fins that were crumpled in worse than your pics indicated. It didn't leak so I just decided to keep it. As long as yours don't leak, it's fine.

The loose rattling sound is probably due to solder stuck in the chambers inside. It is a common occurance with Alphacool radiators. 2 of my 4 radiators had it. I flush and flushed and flushed the radiator but whatever was inside it seems to stay inside it for good. I just left it in there as my flushing couldn't get it out, I wasn't too worried about it coming out later.

I wish the reviews on them mentioned these problems. Even though it doesn't effect performance I probably won't have picked it if I knew there were quality control issues. Love the fact that these issues are so common they have to have me pick another brand....
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The EK XT rads are about 47mm thick

I would just keep the rad you have though. It makes no difference to performance and when its covered with fans the slight cosmetic problems will be impossible to see.

Ya, but it felt like I was getting something that was used instead of brand new. Grabbed a Black Ice GTX 360. Gonna try Darlene's mod on fitting it with push/pull fan.


The GT-X should do well with the 121's, and if you're patient and careful, you should be able to get it in the 820 with the Diva Mod.

Go with 3/8" threaded spacers: McMaster p/n 91115A660

and fender washers: p/n 91525A104

Screws: p/n 91735A154

Nuts: p/n 90715A007

Add additional washers under the rad mounting plate as required to get the fans to clear the mobo.

The Black Ice rads use 4mm hardware, so be sure to get mounting screws for the fans.

You can gain a tad more clearance by countersinking the screw holes in the fans and using flat head screws.

p/n 92010A238


There's also 1 screw inside the top plastics that needs to be removed, and a screw boss and some other stuff that needs to be dremelled down. . . . .

But wait on the top mods until you have the rad and plate assembly fitted just above the mobo, so you only do as much as needed.


I'll try to post pics of that part, as while I didn't do the Diva Mod to an 820, I did do the top mod to see if there's room for 38mm tall fans, which would mean the diva mod would work with up to about 10mm spacers plus the plate thickness using regular 25mm thick fans.


Hope that helps,

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 6/22/13 at 5:24am
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