Originally Posted by alpenwasser
Originally Posted by cdoublejj
do Airplex radiators like the ones op used perform as good as they look?
Originally Posted by Jameswalt1
From what I've read they perform averagely. Not the absolute best, but not on the low end either. They do their job just fine. As far as looks go, they truly look and feel as good in person as they do in the photos. Remarkable product. Just make sure they fit
Martin's Liquid Lab got good results for low rpm's, falling behind for higher fan speeds here
, whereas in PureOC's review
the AMS came off very well.
Sadly there aren't too many reviews on them out there. One thing to keep in mind is that even the 120 mm versions are as wide
as the 140 mm ones, which may give them a bit of an advantage compared to their narrower brethren (or at least allow them
to compensate for the round tubes as opposed to flat ones).
God, I really wish there was a 560 mm copper version of these.
The pureOK review has some good pics of the end caps and shows the flow path. . . . .
Which shows you why the AMS are wayyy more restrictive than anything else, so you really want dual pumps for anything above the simplest loop.
For those that haven't seen the way the AMS uses the same basic core and changes the side rails for 120 or 140 sizes, here's a pic with a 140, (with integrated pump) joined to a 240 with their "serial connector"
Originally Posted by alpenwasser
Originally Posted by crazysurfanz
Sorry, OT, but couldn't you just get two and stick them together, isn't that the whole point?
Yes, for an alu version you absolutely could. But there is no copper 280 mm version, so 560 is out of the question in copper
(no 140 mm in copper either). Also, buying smaller models and assembling them to larger sizes is a lot more expensive
than if they made a large size model natively.
Example: Assembling a 480 mm raid out of two 240's:
240 mm alu: 114.89 EUR
serial connectors 24.89 EUR
Total: 2x114.89 EUR+24.89 EUR=254.67 EUR
One sinlge 480 mm, alu version: 144.89 EUR
(prices from AC's onlince shop, 2013-SEP-19)
If you do this for the copper version it's even more (334.69 EUR vs. 194.90 EUR), and if you do it with four single radiators
it gets downright ridiculous (although that would just be stupid and is not the idea of the concept I will admit).
Don't get me wrong, I think the concept of the AMS is really awesome, and as a build quality fetishist I definitely appreciate
them (been using Aquacomputer products ever since 2001), but even for an enthusiast that is not an insubstantial price
difference, especially when doing a multi-rad setup, at least IMHO.
The cost difference is just as bad for the states as well.
I just got a pair of single circuit copper 240's and a serial connector to make a 480 . . . . $430 for two 240's and the connector versus $260 for a 480.
Unfortunately, I didn't have much choice, as I needed a set of single circuit end caps to convert one of my 840's, (2 X 420's) from dual to single circuit, and they don't have the end caps available separately
If you have the room for plenty of rad space overkill, as these things are comparatively huge, especially when comparing 120 fan sizes, these rads are real eye candy and build quality that's hard to equal.
Lookin' good James,