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Check out the XS thread..http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=148286
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http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...-radiator.html

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I have a question....

Who need 9,600 Watts worth of rad?
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This is a first...Someone posted something that was news BEFORE sladesurfer did, I call shanannigans!
    
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I know that, what im trying to say is the rep from HWlabs, thermochill and cathar are on the thread. Not in the OCN thread. watch the thread, its very interesting.

He posted it this morning
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Thanks Slade I hadn't seen that I could of missed it...I need to follow it could get interesting...We all know how easy it is to rig tests...Independent or not.. ...Cathars first post in a while last week and now this...Cool....


EDIT: Just went and read it all...Good stuff HW Labs is jumping in to...I like to see that Marci was bragging how even the Koolance test showed the Themochill beating the GT Stealth....Then HW Labs reminded him that the GTS is a single not a double tube rad... ...So the GTX should be basically killing a Thermochill with decent cfm fans and the Thermochill barely beats the GTS which costs less then half as much.... ...Good Stuff Slade....
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While I think they have some validity to the bonding material being used here they faulted at several things mainly:

-The testing facility fan and pumping power was automotive in nature and no computer is running such enormous fans, such strong pumps, or 84C water temps. We all know some radiators perform better with low speed fans while other need alot of fan power to make use of them. Bottom line it was just not anywhere near close to being a worth while real world test that can be used. Why wouldn't you run a simple real world test of a computer loop...we all are, so how does it make any sense to use automotive equipment unless it specifically favors your product. How hard would it be to take any old computer and throw three or 4 different computer rads on to give us something consistent with the conditions we use.

-Galvanic corrosion. I've just seen enough horror storys that you won't find it in my loop anytime soon. Even if there was an edge in performance, I just don't trust non-corrosive formulas to completely rid you of the possibility. We know copper is best for blocks, that leaves brass, derlin, and acrylic...Aluminimum + Copper = Galvanic Corrosion. No green cottage cheese for me..please..

Fun read though
    
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