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I have started doing some thing different with getting air across the rad. I have my case designed with a low pressure/vaccuum with all of my fans exhausting from the case and the rad is the main sorce of air intake. That eliminates the need for shrouding.rivercom9 said:I need to make a shroud for the HC.
Don't get me wrong, I am sure the bleck ice extreme performs well from some of the temps I have seen other people getting. I have not seen the extreme in a comparison yet, but have seen the regular blackice loose badly to the heatercore.killersushi said:Well, we're talking black ice Xtreme? It does rock like hell, don't underestimate it just because it's small in size. I dare say it can keep up with most heatercores.
That heatercore I have is for a 1987 Ford escort w/ air. It is only 17.99 at autozone. Yeah you have to do a little mod and the cost for fittings but still thats 20 bucks of excellent cooling. Sometimes you just have to be creative on mounting rads. Heck I mounted rads underneath w/system on casters, on either sides of the case, and soon to have a front mount rad(that escort rad) in my 4q tower case.rivercom9 said:Better performance for less $$$. Hmmm....sounds like AMD vs. Intel, but thats another debate. The only downside is that the HC is much larger than the BlackIceX, so it may not be suitable for everyone.
I also made a cusotm rad out of two copper heater cores<edit transmission coolers>. Total size is 13"x17" and found a nice 180 degree hose to connect them together. The rad covers one side of my case and the only fan is a 120mm 108cfm sunon mounted exhausting on the oposite side of the case. You can see my case in my sig.The Highlander said:I did a custom radiator that costed me 100 bucks.. its 5"x10" all copper.. kind like the big momma... but a bit bigger...
Custom built that is why it costed me so much!!!
Anyways... A car rad could be good... I dont know.. I still have 2 tranny oil coolers in aluminum... but I see no diff when I install them...