Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benji411 Faultless 420mm radiator
So for my first custom water cooled loop I thought I'd upgrade my case to the Fractal Design Define S. The top of which can support a 420mm 30mm radiator, so I chose this one because of Alphacool's reputation in the water cooling community. This radiator surpassed my expectations. First off, the image is a little outdated as you no longer have the Alphacool badge inconsistently placed on the side, instead it is painted on, in a nice soft blue colour - cant really see it in my case as it's hidden in the roof of it. The build quality is reassuring and the paint is a good coating of black powder coat on the sides, the fins have very fine spray on them, to the point one direction you can see the copper which the fins are made from. Has protective backing to fixing points to prevent screwing into fins and ruining the radiator. Screw fixing are 30 or 35mm depending on your fan size. Missing are some small screws to attach the radiator to the case directly, but luckily I had some SSD size screws laying around. I've got 3x Corsair SP140s pushing air through this fan as an outlet and it's suitably keeping my CPU (i7 5280k) under 50°c at load with 20°c ambient with a 4.3ghz overclock whilst remaining almost silent.
Cannot recommend this radiator enough.
11 August 2015