Originally Posted by Killa Cam
My latest alphacool rad (140 xt45) build quality was kinda disappointing. The paint always sucked as it chipped to easily, but I notice how easily the fins bend with a slight touch. My ut60s and monsta aren't like that at all. Is this common among rads that are below 50mm thick?
I bought a UT60 280, UT60 120, and XT45 240. Out of the 3, the UT60 280 was the only one that came with bent fins. It had a little patch of em but i fixed em myself. But all of em have fins that bend pretty damn easy. I think alot of rads are like that though. Alot of used rads i see for sale have crazy amounts of bent fins. They're always easy to bend back. I think the rads themselves r good enough to compensate for it.
Originally Posted by yanks8981
Are all alpha cool products bad? I have an ST30 240MM rad on the way
Not in my opinion. I think the Alphacool NexXxos rads are one of the top rads on the market right now, if not THE top. But that's definitely my OPINION. Unless you wanna go with dense fins which will always have better cooling when you have your fans blasted all the time. XSPC and Hardware Labs have real good rads out right now too. I'd def. go with the Alphacools though. Just keep in mind it might come with some bent fins.
As far as leaks, I haven't had any probs yet, but plumbers thread sealing tape and extra O-Rings always come in handy for those situations.
Originally Posted by Egami
Dunno if it's the trend but my Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 360mm at least suffers from the very same things you just described. Plus the paint has a few runoff blotches and when you look at the fins from the side you can see copper due to only partial paint coverage.
My UT60 280 is the one that came with bent fins so it's def not just XT's and ST's. But the copper showing through the fins is because they use full copper channels and fins. The copper showing through the fins isn't a negative.
I've never tried alphacool fittings though. Never really crossed my mind to tell u the truthEdited by kpoeticg - 9/17/13 at 6:25am