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its not a radiator its a condensor in the kandalf cases.
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Originally Posted by leo013087 View Post
its not a radiator its a condensor in the kandalf cases.
Not to be disrespectful, but that is a radiator, claiming to be using a condenser setup. A true condenser is a 3 part system that any one in the HVAC field can tell you consists of an evaporator, a condensing coil, and a compressor that uses gas compression and expansion to draw heat from a coil. I'm pretty sure the pressure required to vaporize water in a pc would be beyond ineffecient as water is a liquid at ambient temperatures. (And your PC shouldn't get hot enough to do this without causing your tubing to explode) This is why many refrigeration systems use exotic gases such as freon (before it was discontinued for general purpose) or other gases that become a very cold liquid at a specific pressure. Thermaltake had a true condensing unit, but it didn't go very far as it had performance issues. (The Xpressar: http://www.xpressar.com/product/rsc1...00-design.html)

Thermaltake has been notorious for using crappy 1/4" fittings on their blocks and rads as long as they've been in business. They were the first watercooling kit I had ever purchased for my Shark back in 04, and promptly gave me the impression to never purchase their wc gear again. (Bigwater at the time was all they had, and you had to purchase addon kits to expand your system.)

I do have to admit though, I still have some of their old orange blade fans, and they've withstood the test of time as they cool down my spare parts PC still.

@OP: Definitely get rid of the Tt parts and you'll be happy with what's out there now available to the general consumer. As you've seen from the waterblock alone, the quality difference is really quite large.
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How bad is the tt radiator in the Kandalf LCS compared to newer rads? I am still using mine, and I just bought a new CPU water block to replace the original tt block (xspc raystorm)
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