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Poll Results: Which RAD?

 
  • 15% (3)
    Magicool
  • 47% (9)
    BI GTX
  • 36% (7)
    Thermochill
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post #11 of 18
welp. I bought TA120.3 recently

white and green gunk all over inlet and outlet threads and flushing took over an hour but im sure there are still some crap inside. paint is half assed and it smells terrible. build quality is awesome. there was gap on one of bungs or inlet/outlet hole





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post #12 of 18
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Thermochill was bought out in august by new people who nixed the PA for the TA. Guess they are cutting corners, shame the king of cool is abdicating his thrown. I think im going with the GTX. It looks sexy as a plus. I got a old GTS, has a great paint job.
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post #13 of 18
and TA doesn't perform as well as PA
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post #14 of 18
If you have room for a mo-ra, you could save yourself a lot of money. One MO-RA3 is going to cost cost around $150 including the fan mount and whatnot (and mounts nine 120 fans), but each 360 GTX is going to cost a bit over a hundred. Also, keep in mind that the GTX needs pretty high speed fans in order to deliver good performance. A lot of fan manufactures, ahem, "exaggerate" their ratings*.


*They lie through their teeth.

You could mount up a MO-RA in an Ascension with the "trinity" front panel, unless the extra spacing between the horizontal rows messes up the alignment. They'd probably make a custom front panel with the rows closer together. Mounting up one big radiator is probably going to be easier than 3 small radiators.
    
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post #15 of 18
I got my PA140.3 back in October, did not even need flushed out.
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post #16 of 18
It's kinda random whether there's crap inside of a radiator or not.
    
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post #17 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phos View Post
If you have room for a mo-ra, you could save yourself a lot of money. One MO-RA3 is going to cost cost around $150 including the fan mount and whatnot (and mounts nine 120 fans), but each 360 GTX is going to cost a bit over a hundred. Also, keep in mind that the GTX needs pretty high speed fans in order to deliver good performance. A lot of fan manufactures, ahem, "exaggerate" their ratings*.


*They lie through their teeth.

You could mount up a MO-RA in an Ascension with the "trinity" front panel, unless the extra spacing between the horizontal rows messes up the alignment. They'd probably make a custom front panel with the rows closer together. Mounting up one big radiator is probably going to be easier than 3 small radiators.
Im going by the numbers in the reviews
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by mekaw View Post
welp. I bought TA120.3 recently

white and green gunk all over inlet and outlet threads and flushing took over an hour but im sure there are still some crap inside. paint is half assed and it smells terrible. build quality is awesome. there was gap on one of bungs or inlet/outlet hole

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2x Samsung 960 EVO M.2 RAID0 Samsung SH-S223L Custom Loop D5 Vario, Thermochill PA140.3, Heat... W7 U SP1 x64 
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