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I have been wondering this for a while, not really on the market for a wc system but wouldn't something like this



http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=FLX%2D4126&N=700+ 4294839034+4294888847+4294792802+115&autoview=sku

It is a tranmsision cooler for race cars and measures 10x20 so you could fit eight 120 fans on each side. It would be awesome mounted to the side of the case.
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I'm sure it would work, just not sure if it would do better than a flat tube style radiator. With a regular round tube like that, the water running in the middle part of the tube will run hotter, that's why most are flat. But I bet overall that has a pretty good flow rate and it's big which can't hurt.

Take the plung and let us know how it worked for ya..
    
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Ive always wondered about copper tubing mainly... I was thinking about it for a case mod. I've never worked w/ water cooling though, so even if it would work, i wouldnt try it
    
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Oil type radiators are not good for PC watercooling. They are for high pressure or low flow cooling. Neither fit watercooling. I would guess a BI GTX 480 would beat these.
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just an idea, not really ready to take the plunge, I'm still a month or two away from finally building my new system. probably a month or two after that till I go wc, so a while till i can be buying rads just for the heck of it.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Oil type radiators are not good for PC watercooling. They are for high pressure or low flow cooling. Neither fit watercooling. I would guess a BI GTX 480 would beat these.

Duckie is right, oil coolers are usually thick aluminum tubed, designed for higher pressures Heatercores on the other hand are only designed to withstand prssures of just over 20 PSI and made from thin brass and copper and much more corrosion resistant.

edit, due to dial up I just seen the pic and it appears to have copper tube but the tubing is way too thick to be efficent.
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Duckie is right, oil coolers are usually thick aluminum tubed, designed for higher pressures Heatercores on the other hand are only designed to withstand prssures of just over 20 PSI and made from thin brass and copper and much more corrosion resistant.

edit, due to dial up I just seen the pic and it appears to have copper tube but the tubing is way too thick to be efficent.
This makes no sense to me, i dont mean to start any arguing, but you just completely went against what you usually do for water cooling. You like to build water blocks that are esentially a massive chunk of copper. 2-3 times as much as a typical apogee. So you must feel more copper = better for the block. So why cant the tubing of the rad be thick with lots of mass?
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I say try it and let us know
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This makes no sense to me, i dont mean to start any arguing, but you just completely went against what you usually do for water cooling. You like to build water blocks that are esentially a massive chunk of copper. 2-3 times as much as a typical apogee. So you must feel more copper = better for the block. So why cant the tubing of the rad be thick with lots of mass?
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all copper/brass, no plastic, no leaks
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