My new focus for testing over the next few months is completing a 360 radiator shootout. I’ve been in need of a break from the block testing and wanted to contribute something on my new site radiator specific. Rad Bench built…check. A small tower of radiator samples to start working on…check…:)
SAMPLES ON HAND NOW TESTING SOON
- XSPC RS360
- XSPC EX360
- XSPC RX360
- Swiftech MCR320 QP
- Swiftech MCR320 XP
- Hardware Labs GTX360
- Hardware Labs SR1360
- Alphacool Nexxxos Pro III Radiator Rev. 2
- Alphacool Nexxos XT45 Full Copper 360
- Alphacool Nexxos UT60 Full Copper 360
- Phobya G-Changer 360
- EK Coolstream 360 XT
- EK Coolstream 360 XTX
I may request more as I get closer to finishing this up, but that’s what I have on hand so far.
WISH LIST FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE TESTING
These are radiators I haven’t managed to get sponsored yet which folks have asked me to request:
And a few others that I wouldn’t mind trying out:
I will begin making requests for these after nearing completion of my first 11 and will test whatever I’m sponsored.
A special thanks to my many sponsors:
This is going to take a while, but it should be good data when it’s all said and done.
At a minimum I plan to test from 500RPM to 2,200RPM in push & Push+Pull condition with the 35X2 at an average 40% power level. Additionally I may do some sort of shroud and pumping power sensitivity type testing. The fans are 25mm 9 blade Titans similar in blade shape to the Gentle Typhoons but with a bit more RPM range. I decided to forgo multi fan type tested and opting for these as I think they will represent a good average CFM/RPM performance level to that of the typhoons and other higher blade density 25mm fans.
For heat load I am looking at adjusting the heat to several increments with the intent to target about a 10C delta +-. This will mean testing 500RPM levels at 100Watts, 1400RPM at 200Watts, and 2200RPM levels at 300Watts plus pump heat. The lines are all insulated and the fans in push are permanently fixed to the triple radiator push template. I will be logging RPM to average out the RPM levels throughout the test and logging data so I can ensure stability and reasonably constant ambient levels.
If you have any particular requests, now is the time to ask..:) Also if there is a particular radiator model not already listed, please suggest that too. I have several others I’m interested in, but holding back on making additional requests until I get caught up a bit. I’ve been considering Thermochill, Koolance, EK, AquaComputers, Magicool, Coolgate, etc. as possible others to add to the list.
Had some questions regarding the anemometer readings, here is a sample from my initial trial run. Rather than test at each heat load I plan to test more points with the anemometer to get a good curve developed.
My recent hardware failure set me back a little not having my Crystalfontz to log data with, but I’m back as of this weekend. I’ve started in on the XSPC radiators first and have pressure drop on all three done and thermals done on the RS. When I complete thermals on the EX and RX, I will release the XSPC grouping and move down the list. I also just got in EK’s radiators, so even more goodness of radiators to complete testing on…:) Still intermixing a little bit of CPU block testing on the 3930K in between this radiator work, and planning to wrap blocks work so I can dedicate myself to completing the radiator tests.