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post #1 of 40
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Can only afford a cheap upgrade, either a XSPC 240mm Rad to replace my XSPC 120mm Rad or upgrade to 1/2" tubing

What will benefit me more? This is just a last minute budget upgrade
post #2 of 40
what is your current tubing size? unless it is like 1/4, i would get a new rad!
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I would go for a larger radiator, but if you are using small (1/4") tubing, you may not see much of a cooling-performance upgrade.
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Why not do both? What is your budget?
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I have 10/8mm Tubing
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pics please?

i have never heard of that tubing size.
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post #7 of 40
Id go for the bigger rad personally. Both upgrades shouldnt cost too much. Although youll have to replace all your barbs which will add to the cost.
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post #8 of 40
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Its a Kit but i got it for £40 so it might not be the best but i really cant complain for the money




EDIT : The rad comes with the correct size barbs to match the rest of my system, whats the max size tube i can use on these barbs?
Edited by almighty15 - 12/22/08 at 3:01pm
post #9 of 40
unless those barbs or g1/4, i don't thik you could upgrade it at all. bazaar tubing size.

EDIT: i think that tubing is 3/8. not too sure.
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post #10 of 40
Yea that tubing looks like 3/8" to me.

You will definitely see a larger temp drop from a larger rad. Going to larger tubing will only help like 2C at most.
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