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So a mate offered to give me a "Broken" H220 that he just got fed up with as it leaked.

Unfortunately he's left it sitting in a calico bag for some time so I'll have to clean it out maybe, but the real problem is that the block/pump was left ontop of the radiator and it has some dented fins on it.. Like so (this isn't the H220 btw), it is worse though.



I was considering either using it myself maybe, (Doubtful as I have a waterblock) or using just the radiator for my build or giving it to my housemate that's not watercooled.

Basically, is the radiator usable?
 
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depends on where it was leaking. Dented fins mean very little. Leaking radiator is a whole different thing. The radiator will be ever so slightly less efficient, but not much. If the dent caused a leak though it's junk unless you can patch it. JB weld is preferred for radiators. They are very hard to solder because they're designed to dissipate heat. Generally you need an oven to do it.
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Dented fins are no big deal. Use a pin and put them back in place if you want. But the leaking issue needs to be resolved before that thing sees another pc. JB weld has worked well for some people.
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Dented fins are no big deal. Use a pin and put them back in place if you want. But the leaking issue needs to be resolved before that thing sees another pc. JB weld has worked well for some people.

Oh of course, it wasn't actually the radiator that was leaking but one of the fittings which wasn't on properly.. Either way he says that he's happy with his thermaltake Frio haha.
 
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Oh of course, it wasn't actually the radiator that was leaking but one of the fittings which wasn't on properly.. Either way he says that he's happy with his thermaltake Frio haha.

Also thanks guys! +Rep

EDIT: D'oh was meant to edit the first post, not reply to it!
Sorry about the double post! redface.gif
Edited by Matt-Matt - 3/1/14 at 10:11pm
 
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