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Did a little bit of painting:



And it lead to moar.....devil.gif
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For a S8, yes. For a S8S? Probably not. The 240 rad takes up only 6 of the 7 flexbay slots but the end tanks usually overhang the last space enough to prevent a ODD from fitting.

I'm thinking if I do 3x240(30mm) Blu-Ray should fit without issue. Since the rad is only 15 inches in length and I have plenty of room remaining. Plus you have the extra 36mm(Top Cover) for the fans. They will not be interfering.


Now I need to decide if I want to go PETG or Soft.
post #17693 of 22322
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@Iceman2733
With the Alphacool's, you should use Mayhems Blitz Pro Part One... Alphacool's are usually full of loose solder and flux, from manufacturing, and need some serious cleaning, lest you get that Krap in your loop!

I have to add my few cents/pennies/[put any currency here wink.gif]

All my radiators are from Alphacool. All of them are 45mm. I simply require multiport option and 6x1/4" perfectly fit the bill. With cleanliness of radiator it's a bit of lottery. In general Alphacool is considered 'dirty rad' when new and you shouldn't save on flushing, but not all are terribly dirty. One thing straight - it's impossible to clean radiator 100%. All my radiators are done the same way:

- 10 L of DI/DM/distilled-whatever water - initial flush (add another 5L or more if you still get crap load of waste after first 2 bottles),
- after that one fill of water again and leave for a night with threads at the bottom - jiggle rad at various intervals,
- next day rinse and fill to the brim with isopropyl alcohol (using 99%) and leave it for a 24h jiggling at random intervals
- next day rinse and flush with 5L of DI/DM/distilled
- leave for a day or two in warm/hot place - on heater or in direct sunlight (depend on weather outside)

Voila. No need for excessive investment (well being connected to automotive industry I have stacks of water and isopropyl, but even purchasing it is dirt cheap, water about 1.5$/5L and 1L of isopropyl is about (equivalent of) 3-4$/1L which is enough for 2 480/45 mm rads) or vinegar. No matter what you do radiators always will contain impurities inside - every screwing/unscrewing of fittings, all of that leave residual waste inside (microscopic fillings or remaining of POM/acryl or paint from top of the chambers). All of that is impossible to clean 100%. At some stage cleaning of a cleaning of already cleaned radiator is just pointless overkill and adds significant amount of meaningless work for no gains. So far nothing exploded on my side and doing it every time same way.. biggrin.gif

Recently went back from pastel to clear see through coolant. Same procedure, no issues. I will add only that I do leak testing with some UPW like from Mayhems or Alphacool. It never hurts to spend a tiny bit more for something that is tested. 2L doesn't break a bank when you spend 1000$.
post #17694 of 22322
I couldn't get my alphacool rad clean, it kept turning my red dye purple from all the gunk in it. Switched it out for my EK rad (that I had cleaned about 3 years ago) and no more issues. The loop has been running for almost a year now and the red is still red.

Not sure if Alphacool is doing a better job of cleaning their rads these days, but the one I bought will probably never be used again.
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run it through the hot tap of your kitchen faucet. I did that to two of the used rads I bought (both used red dye). Interestingly, the new monsta 560 i got from aquatuning in 2015 was clean and so were the three 480s I got bnib from a member here. The ek rads I bought a long time ago where a bit gunky and so were the swiftech ones. HL and alphacool have been clean for me when bought new. I guess I'm lucky then (and don't have a death-wish against alphacool....just head over to the wc thread.....rolleyes.gif).
Edited by wermad - 2/6/16 at 9:02am
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The 5 alphacool rads I have all arrived clean as can be and never had an issue.
post #17697 of 22322
I recently cleaned out my rads I have and loads of blue stuff came out but only one HW labs SR1 rad let out flecks of dirt, all the others where clean, well apart from the blue water.

I used a mix of boiling water and white vinegar, 3 parts water 1 part vinegar.
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Can I ask why dilute the vinegar? I see some people saying to dilute it others say just use it straight.


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Would I need to clean out my rad if I'm using distilled water and some PTnuke?
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

run it through the hot tap of your kitchen faucet. I did that to two of the used rads I bought (both used red dye). Interestingly, the new monsta 560 i got from aquatuning in 2015 was clean and so were the three 480s I got bnib from a member here. The ek rads I bought a long time ago where a bit gunky and so were the swiftech ones. HL and alphacool have been clean for me when bought new. I guess I'm lucky then (and don't have a death-wish against alphacool....just head over to the wc thread.....rolleyes.gif).

I used hot distilled water, vinegar, etc, and tried cleaning it 4 times. No matter how clean it looked coming out, it still turned the dye purple. At that point it's just wasted effort to continue trying. The EK rad is one of the XTX rads and I only rinsed it once, ever. I don't have anything against Alphacool, but I'm also not willing to spend more time on something than I should. Again, they may have changed the way their rads are cleaned, I don't know, but the one I bought will end up in my junk boxes.... maybe I should just sell it.
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