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Over an year and a half ago, I wrote up the review of one of the first Black Ice SR2 radiators ever made here. It offered something new to the rest of the Black Ice radiator lineup then in terms of the least liquid flow restriction among any other radiator tested, and especially since the Nemesis GTS/GTX were among the more restrictive radiators, but not enough to justify the price tag it carried. Hardware Labs has since decided they agree with it, and have decided to add on another, more compelling feature to the SR2 series of radiators- multiple ports. This is their first radiator series to come with multiple ports, and all the previous SR2 dual port versions have been replaced with these. Performance wise there has been no change so I wanted to examine the new SR2 MP series with a look at the 140 mm size instead. Thanks then to Hardware Labs for providing a review sample for testing.

Let’s begin by taking a look at the specs from the product page:

  • Built-in 8-PORT Inlet/Outlet manifold system
  • 140 mm x 4 fan Xtreme+ form factor 3-row radiator
  • 592mm x 153mm x 60mm (L x W x H)
  • 9 FPI 45 Micron Copper Fins
  • Optimized for sub-800 rpm ultra-stealth fans
  • Supercruise optimizations for scalable performance with higher speed fans
  • 50% more tubing area than the Black Ice® SR1-560
  • Increased internal coolant flow rates optimized for multi-stage cooling configurations
  • Standard G 1/4″ inlet/outlet fittings
  • Standard M4 mounting threads
  • Compatible with Black Ice® GTX® 560 and Black Ice® SR1® 560 radiators
  • Custom Black Carbon high quality finish
  • Fully ROHS Compliant
  • 100% Made from conflict-free materials
  • Industry standard Black Ice® quality

The performance chart also lists a heat dissipation capacity of 2350 W for this radiator. While this may seem high, keep in mind that the standards used here (as set by industry) are with a 25 ºC delta T (loop temperature – ambient temperature) using 60 CFM fans. There is also a useful diagram with dimensions listed here as well as a technical drawing here, which will help interested customers check and make sure the radiator will work for their specific needs and fit with other components. Hardware Labs is also the only radiator maker I know of to offer a limited lifetime warranty for their radiators, with more information on it here. So far so good, let’s take a look at the radiator now on the next page.

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