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Got one of these today and was wondering if they're any good..also got a Triumph radiator core that has been built for water cooling..
Any comments here about this stuff guys ??


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post #2 of 10
The waterblock was top of the line a few years ago. It is still very good but restrictive. Heatercores make for very effective radiators.
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It's a good block, but it looks like you have calcium buildup on the inner sides of the barbs. What is that?
post #4 of 10
Its an old classic, but I'm not sure it quite keeps up with modern blocks. Nevertheless, it will still work very well.
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You'll need a strong pump to run that cold block. Mostly a Laing D5 will work well with it. Avoid any pond pump or the smaller Laing DDC variants. They don't have enough pressure head for that kind of block.

Flush that rad with Distilled White Vinegar. It will take out the scum buildup inside. It's safe to use. Then rinse with only Distilled Water.
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Thanks guys...Africa and all that..we take what we can get here..

No calcium by the looks of it in the block,but a bit of residue in the barbs..

Any one know about the rad .??A novel idea methinks..Is this extreme hardware or all bluff and pansies ??



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Originally Posted by BigKriss View Post
Thanks guys...Africa and all that..we take what we can get here..

No calcium by the looks of it in the block,but a bit of residue in the barbs..

Any one know about the rad .??A novel idea methinks..Is this extreme hardware or all bluff and pansies ??
Looks like this heatercore: http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=14&page=1

Just make sure it copper inside and not aluminum.
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Originally Posted by BigKriss View Post
Thanks guys...Africa and all that..we take what we can get here..

No calcium by the looks of it in the block,but a bit of residue in the barbs..

Any one know about the rad .??A novel idea methinks..Is this extreme hardware or all bluff and pansies ??
looks good. if i remember correctly the storm was the block for single core chips. it lags quite a bit behind newer blocks when run on duals and quads however. but if you're coming from air, it's still an improvement.

and the Heatercore is a good radiator. size may vary, but they work rather well. i use two, a little baby one and another one 4x its size
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Opened it up and yea,will have to clean it some...I see why its restrictive,Im a bit concerned about this as Ive got a gpu after the cpu block as well...and a puny std.3d pump..I might just have to import a d5 (?) I think ?? from the states here..
And im running Q6600..Im starting to wonder if I might not have bought a cat in a bag here..Dukman,the same rad. ! Thanks for the link,I paid serious premium here !! But its still worth it..


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Core is fine. I suggest up grading the block. An good ol whitewater would be better than you have http://www.petrastechshop.com/aqwhwaliedun.html or I'm sure someone here would suggest something. And investing in a good pump will help in the long run of later up grades . like a Laing D5 http://www.petrastechshop.com/swmcin12pu.html
    
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