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PA160's are the King of small rad's and still outperform a lot of 120.2's.. plus they have really nice shrouds for them also.
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Id your giving up your chiller? The great thing about a chiller is you can cool your whole mobo down with one..I still have my AC sitting here in a box......I'll get it done one day I guess....I'd go for a good triple rad for a multi-block loop, it will keep your temp's from spiking so much....A GTX if you can afford it and if 100+ cfm fans don't bother your a BIX is a good on for cheap...Cheaper ones that might handle it all with lower cfm fans would be a Swirty 320 or BIP 360...
The apartments I live in pay for electricity and ill be getting a house soon so Ill have to pay for electricity. Electric bills in Phoenix, AZ are insane and my chiller isn't energy efficient since its about 27 years old.

I figure i got 3 options to choose from.

1)I need to find a way to figure out how much energy it uses per hour to figure out how much more its gonna cost me to run it at 1c to 20c operating temps.

2) Ditch the chiller and get some radiators.

3) Make the chiller energy efficient


Why is this such a hard choice!!!
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The apartments I live in pay for electricity and ill be getting a house soon so Ill have to pay for electricity. Electric bills in Phoenix, AZ are insane and my chiller isn't energy efficient since its about 27 years old.

I figure i got 3 options to choose from.

1)I need to find a way to figure out how much energy it uses per hour to figure out how much more its gonna cost me to run it at 1c to 20c operating temps.

2) Ditch the chiller and get some radiators.

3) Make the chiller energy efficient

Why is this such a hard choice!!!

Man I don't really know how to convert your wattage into your electric bill, I use to know a long time a go when I was boy scout, that was many moons ago though...

You could always just go ahead and run with it and see if your bill is reasonable...

Or grab a rad, use it on it for a month or two and see how your electric bill is, then stick your chiller back on and see how much your bill goes up...

My 437W TEC at 22vdc runs around $30 bux a month or a little more, just guessing...Thats one reason I still don't have a chiller set up I don't know if cooling my comp is worth $60-80 bux a month or not......I want to TEC my GPU to and if I chill all that it will be around a $100 bux a month to cool my comp...Thats kind of sick isn't it...

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PA160's are the King of small rad's and still outperform a lot of 120.2's.. plus they have really nice shrouds for them also.
I know it CL and I think they are about the only true single pass rad out there...It should be plenty for a GPU with a 180W or so TEC on it...I like that shroud a lot to...
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post #24 of 30
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Which model are you recommending?
  1. BIP
  2. BIP X-Flow
  3. BIX
  4. BIX X-Flow
  5. GTS
  6. GTS X-Flow
  7. GTX
  8. And what is a GTX Lite anyway?
And what about Swiftech, XSPC, Aqua Evo, Feser, etc. ?
Sorry I wasn't more specific, I only think the fair comparison is between the best HW Labs radiators and Thermochills top line.

So in that case PA 120.X vs GTX.

Regardless of the CFM Hardware Labs perform better than Thermochill. It isn't true that they perform better at certain CFM over HW Labs. I wish I still had the link to the test, it was posted here a while ago.

So

GTX 120 beats PA 120.1
GTX 240 beats 120.2
GTX 360 and 480 beats PA120.3
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Well regardless of who said what is better.. I am running 5 blocks on a single loop and still idling under 30c on my OC'd Q4.


I'd say that is some darn good performance, especially with the PA's being cheaper..yeah, i guess I could have got a 480..but the temps I am at right now are suiting me just fine.
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Sorry I wasn't more specific, I only think the fair comparison is between the best HW Labs radiators and Thermochills top line.

So in that case PA 120.X vs GTX.

Regardless of the CFM Hardware Labs perform better than Thermochill. It isn't true that they perform better at certain CFM over HW Labs. I wish I still had the link to the test, it was posted here a while ago.

So

GTX 120 beats PA 120.1
GTX 240 beats 120.2
GTX 360 and 480 beats PA120.3
Is this the one your talking about?

360 GTX Beats PA.3 w/47cfm Fans
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Yes, that is the most common referred article. Its not that I doubt the reference, just that the prices of the PA's have come down quite a bit since those tests were performed, making them a cheaper candidate for the task, with close to or equal performance, based on what fan config you use.
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The GTX have to CL, price wars are great for us...
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^^ Agreed! Soon, 120.6 rads for sub 150$
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^^ Agreed! Soon, 120.6 rads for sub 150$

Man I hope.......I'll stick one on each of my TEC block outs and I'll have it going on then...
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