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Hi, ive been lookinng around for a rad and ive heard good things about the thermochill but is it really worth it? can i get a good one for less?
also is it possible to get 1/4" ID to 1/2" ID and vice versa? and if so could you show me where, i cant find a shop in the UK that sells that
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could try the danger den black ice series
http://www.dangerden.com/store/home.php?cat=13
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Hi, ive been lookinng around for a rad and ive heard good things about the thermochill but is it really worth it? can i get a good one for less?
also is it possible to get 1/4" ID to 1/2" ID and vice versa? and if so could you show me where, i cant find a shop in the UK that sells that
Thermochill is based in the UK so here is their retailer list: http://www.thermochill.com/retailers.php

They outperform Hardware Lab's Black Ice radiators when using low CFM fans. Expect a few degrees differences. However, once you using higher flow fans (like 80CFM+) then they perform about the same. Here's HW's Labs sellers in Europe: http://www.hwlabs.com/resellers/europe.html

The native fitting of the radiator is G 1/4" BSPP. Usually they come in only 1/2" OD fittings... maybe 3/8". You can just use a reducing adapter on your tubing to get it down to 1/4".
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where can i get a reducing adapter from?
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where can i get a reducing adapter from?
Anywhere that sells a lot of plumbing/laboatory stuff or most PC watercooling retailers. Here's an example: http://www.petrastechshop.com/1odto1odco.html
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They are really good, but it depends on your space. I saw one lab test that showed using yate loons a PA120.2 was very close to performing as well as the Swiftech MCR320.

Then again it is almost 3 times the price and performing only 30% better, so space and budget is the question. If you have room for larger less expensive rads, it'll still have a better price/performance ratio.
    
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Yup but then again, if your going for all the cheap stuff in the watercooling market, your not going to get much better temps over a good air cooler, so why buy it at all? and plus it has chances of leaks so....i say if your going watercooling, save up and go big the first time out. It will save you money from upgrading, which all we watercoolers know WILL happen sooner or later.
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We'll I have yet to hear of anyone say they have had a swiftech radiator leak on them, so I wouldn't consider them cheap...no problems whatsoever.

I would agree on any of the cheap watercooling stuff like Thermaltake and Zalman blocks and pumps, I've heard plenty of water blocks cracking and pumps failing from TT. But swiftech is good quality stuff, they're radiators are just not as efficient as some of the more expensive models like the thermochill or gtx series. However the price/performance is better with the swifty if space is not a concern. It all depends on what you want to do...
    
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Actually a lot of guys like the Swifty rad.. With low cfm fans they are supposed to be great performers..When you use higher cfm fans the others will pull a head....
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