Radiators Part 3 – Small and thick or slim and big?

Time to continue the story about radiators for liquid cooling. We have covered the basics about radiators in the Part 1 blog, and in Part 2 we even showed some charts. Part 2 clarified things about radiator performance, how radiator performance is expressed and how do we read radiator performance charts. We have shown how two of the most popular radiator sizes (120 and 140mm), with different thickness variants, relate to one another performance-wise.

To bend or not to bend? The story of 2F adapter fittings

Even though soft tubing is considered to be the beginner’s option, we cannot claim it’s easier to use than hard tubing. Some bends are just impossible to pull off with soft tubing. We have talked about various types of tubing in our “Fittings and tubing guide” where we mentioned the kinking effect on soft tubing. Soft tubing kind of “has a mind of its own”. It tends to go its own way… and if you make a bend too tight, the tube will collapse and stop the flow of coolant.

What is CLC and how to use it?

Let us introduce you to the CLC! It stands for “Custom Loop Configurator” and by knowing that, you get the general idea what it’s good for. The CLC is a one of a kind, there is no other similar webpage/software available that will help you to build your basic custom liquid cooling system.

Radiators Part 2 – Performance

The fundamental rule of radiator performance testing is to see how well the radiator cools the coolant. For us, computer geeks, the most widespread way of describing radiator performance is by using W/10°C, or in other words, Watts per 10 Delta T (sometimes K is used instead of ΔT). To make it easier to understand, we are going to look at some performance charts.