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Aquacoil or DangerDen Radiator???? HELP!!!

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AMDGuy

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I don't have experience with either of these radiators, but from looking at them the BECOOLING should do a better job. It has 3/8" connections (now) and says it has a "pressure drop" feature that slows the water down as it flows through it giving it more time to cool. Quality would be my only concern with BECOOLING vs. Dangerden. My BECOOLING waterblock was not cleaned out after soldering and the barbs were a little crooked. Neither of these things impacted performance, but I've heard DangerDen puts more quality into their work.
 

zoopa_man

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I'd go with the DD for two reasons. First as already said, DD's quality is unsurpassable. I've been very happy with them in the past. And second the DD radiator is all copper pipes so if you have a copper water block you won't have to worry about having different metals in your system. With an aluminum radiator and copper block you get problems with the battery effect and corrosion becomes a factor as well.
 

AMDGuy

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zoopa_man (Jun 13, 2001 10:11 a.m.):
I'd go with the DD for two reasons. First as already said, DD's quality is unsurpassable. I've been very happy with them in the past. And second the DD radiator is all copper pipes so if you have a copper water block you won't have to worry about having different metals in your system. With an aluminum radiator and copper block you get problems with the battery effect and corrosion becomes a factor as well.

BECOOLING's Aquacoil is copper as well so no battery effect with either radiator.
 

zoopa_man

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I spent the time to go look at both radiators and I must say that the aquastelth looks like they pulled it out of the junk yard, threw it together, and are now selling it while the DD model looks shiny and new.

Also noticed that the aquastelth is slightly larger than the DD and has more cooling surface but not much.
As said before I would go with DD for there quality controll and attention to details. It looks like it is built better than the aquastelth and I trust DD more than BE Cooling by far.
 

Spewn

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Said "pressure drop" feature is bunk. Think of your watercooling rig like a formula 1 race. If all the cars are moving through the track at 250mph, except there's a 500 yard section where they have to go 50mph, what's gonna happen? You're gonna get a back up of cars, and in your watercooling system, you'd get a backup of water(well, not really, your pump would just struggle and overheat). The water MUST move at a constant rate throughout the system, the ONLY thing you can change is the pressure, but lowering the pressure wouldn't do any good. I've said it before and I'll say it again, go to a local car wreckers and buy a HEATER CORE. Why? Heater cores have a TON of very very little pipes that run through a field of VERY dense fins(almost so dense that you can't see through), with resevoirs on the side to allow the warmer water to flow to the top to pass through the tubes more times. Why is smaller tubes better? More surface area, plain and simple.