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I need a new rad, I've had my EK 140mm and it started leaking on one of the corners. I bought some epoxy and patched it up, and then the fins started to leak. I decided to call it a day and just buy a new rad.

It's just going to cool my i7 and northbridge, I'd like to oc to 4ghz. Pretty much anything under 50$ from the website performance-pcs.com, because I get everything within 24 hours from that site. I need it as cheap as possible that is reliable with good quality.

I'm going to RMA the radaitor and then sell it on ebay.

I prefer it to be a 140mm, but I can do 120mm
post #2 of 12
Does it have to be a single fan rad?

EDIT: I'd probably go with this one.
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post #3 of 12
swiftech, they only make 120's though.... what size is it? 1x140?

edit: with a price cap of $50.00 you are probably better off going 120mm, and i second the post above me edit, the xspc rx120
Edited by twich12 - 12/28/10 at 3:17pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post
I need a new rad, I've had my EK 140mm and it started leaking on one of the corners. I bought some epoxy and patched it up, and then the fins started to leak. I decided to call it a day and just buy a new rad.

It's just going to cool my i7 and northbridge, I'd like to oc to 4ghz. Pretty much anything under 50$ from the website performance-pcs.com, because I get everything within 24 hours from that site. I need it as cheap as possible that is reliable with good quality.

I'm going to RMA the radaitor and then sell it on ebay.

I prefer it to be a 140mm, but I can do 120mm
here is the best 140MM ..it's not cheap but the quality is A1;
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...c95s929:thumb:
or
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_inf...anger-140.html
remember if it cheap it's cheap for a reason
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 12/28/10 at 5:07pm
    
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post #5 of 12
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i can do dual rads since it's external. I just need something cheap within my budget
post #6 of 12
I have a Thermo Chill 2x120

PM if intrested

if not here is a new one

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thpa2xhipera.html
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post #7 of 12
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I'm probably going to go with te xspc 120, any one else?

I can do a little higher than 50$, if it is worth it.

The fans I use are aero cool sharks (140mm) with 120mm adapters
post #8 of 12
If you are planning to use lowspeed fans then the HW Labs SR-1 is the way to go. I swear by them. The build quality is top notch and far superior to any other rad I've seen. The RX series is pretty good also tho. For highspeed fans nothing beats the HW labs GTX series. If you're looking for bang for ur buck then swiftech has the best for that category
 
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post #9 of 12
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Alright. I'm going to stay away from ek from now on though. Water blocks are amazing, rads are not. I swear, the amount of leaks in this thing was scary.

I'll see if I can get HW labs, if not then I'll go for the swiftech
post #10 of 12
if you are using 900rpm or slower go with the sr1, 900-1450 use the rx series, 1500+ the GTX is the best. Swiftech is barely worse than all 3 in each scenario, but for the cost they dominate
 
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