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you judge "best" on how clean they are inside? not how well they perform?

They held the crown until the new xe rads from ek came out, and they still perform quite well. There's just so little prep when compared to rad offerings from some of the other companies out there.
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you judge "best" on how clean they are inside? not how well they perform?

Nemesis rad performance is something that is common knowledge to most people in this thread and if people are already talking about buying the BI Nems then im sure they already know about the performance. All of the crap left by the manufactures is a big deciding factor for me personally because no matter how well you clean your rads prior to use there is still flux left in them that gets passed into your channels of your blocks, which in turn can cause system degradation.

I gave my two cents on why I personally like Black Ice Rads. Give the guy a foot in the right direction.
Edited by Deeptek - 6/20/15 at 9:46pm
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They held the crown until the new xe rads from ek came out, and they still perform quite well. There's just so little prep when compared to rad offerings from some of the other companies out there.
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Black Ice Rads are the best IMO. They have shown to have the least amount of flux left after the construction of them that I have found from a few brands that I have used.

Because of the prep work and multiple port fitment issues with the Alphacool radiators, I actually decided to switch to Black Ice radiators in my Case Labs build.
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I had no issues with all eight of alpha radiators using side and flexbay mounts. Just use the stock plugs. I found these to have a low profile. I also used some slightly better 30mm m3 screws (mcmastercarr.com) that barely grabbed. I thought about making the cut outs to clear ports but I didn't want to compromise the mount, especially the flexbay ones. Alphacool does include 35mm long screws as well.

One last thing, it looks like HL is using 28mm long screws on their new Black ice rads. May not be long enough for mounting once you add the brackets thickness. If you need longer screws check ebay (US sellers for quicker shipping) or mcmaster.com (a bit more expensive but I find the screws a bit better in quality).
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Yeah the stock HWLabs screws are not long enough with drop-in rad mounts. Some of the others barely work but in most cases I have had to get replacement screws anyway.
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I had no issues with all eight of alpha radiators using side and flexbay mounts. Just use the stock plugs. I found these to have a low profile. I also used some slightly better 30mm m3 screws (mcmastercarr.com) that barely grabbed. I thought about making the cut outs to clear ports but I didn't want to compromise the mount, especially the flexbay ones. Alphacool does include 35mm long screws as well.

One last thing, it looks like HL is using 28mm long screws on their new Black ice rads. May not be long enough for mounting once you add the brackets thickness. If you need longer screws check ebay (US sellers for quicker shipping) or mcmaster.com (a bit more expensive but I find the screws a bit better in quality).

Yeah, I've got a GTX rad 360/280 and the 28mm screws did not work going through the mount. I ended up having to order some 30mm screws, and they worked fine.
    
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A few more pics. Cables are a bit too short to pull it out and take better pics. I'll have to disco everything and pull it out to take better pics of my cl.










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A few more pics. Cables are a bit too short to pull it out and take better pics. I'll have to disco everything and pull it out to take better pics of my cl.












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