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post #1 of 13
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Which radiator is better?

My swiftech mcr 220 leaked from the weld... err so i took it back to ncix and got a refund, looking for new rad to replace it.



I've read review on skinee and he's a fan of thermochill. and it does have good review but how's xchanger 480?

price wise xchanger 480 can be had for 119cad

and TA120.3 is costing at 144

or should i stick to ta120.2? I've got mcr220 right now, I run dual rad and one leaked as mentioned. so im looking for replacement for second one.
Edited by mekaw - 2/21/11 at 10:21pm
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post #2 of 13
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anyone have some opinions at all?
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post #3 of 13
A high end 480 rad is always going to be better than a 360 rad, even if its Thermochill. The 360 version of the XChanger is almost neck and neck with the PA120.3. So if you have room for it then yeah the 480 will lead to lower temps.
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post #4 of 13
the 480 is bigger therefore more surface area. if you can fit it, buy it.

or get an xspc rad. they own thermochill, and their rx series is about the same as the ta series.. the pa series is the best thermochill but they have a lot of flux.
post #5 of 13
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does dual width rad make any difference? for instance.. if you compare rs360 to rx360.

considering tfc 480 isn't dual width or thickness. if i bought thicker/fatter rad like ta360 it's kind of like having 2x 360 or does it not work that way?

it'll be mounted externally
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post #6 of 13
I don't think its like having double the rad but the thicker rad does help to drop temps considerably. Its probably right behind surface area in terms of key factors that affect temps. If you can fit it, always get the thicker rad. rx>rs, 2*rs>rx.
    
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The X-Changer 480 will easily beat the TA 120.3.
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post #8 of 13
only place you will find a tfc exchanger is from some one selling it... they aren't really available anymore...
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by fshizl View Post
only place you will find a tfc exchanger is from some one selling it... they aren't really available anymore...
my first post, says I can, dazmode got 5 in stock.

but i guess I'm wondering if it's worth it.

or should i just save some money and get TA120.2? actually xchanger 480 is cheaper than the thermochill ta120.2 and .3
Edited by mekaw - 2/22/11 at 2:41am
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post #10 of 13
The TFC 480 is a very thick radiator, maybe not double the thickness but very close. I use the rad on my build and with 8 gentle typhoons its virtually silent and keeps my i7 920 and 2 x 470 cards cool. Good luck
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