Category: Radiators

EK-Coolstream WE 540 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Following up on the review of the Alphacool XT45 Triple 180 radiator, let’s now take a look at EK’s offering. They have, over the past 2 years, revised their entire radiator lineup beginning with the Coolstream PE (Performance Edition) for…


Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Triple 180 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction It was exactly an year ago to the date that I finished the last of my five 180 mm fan reviews, and I used a prototype Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 180×1 GTS radiator then. That has remained in a…


Phobya Xtreme Quad 480/560 v.2 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction I got this absolutely massive package from Aquatuning a couple of weeks ago, and this was one of the first things to catch my way. I suppose I have always been interested in things that very few people can fit…


XSPC AX560 Quad 140mm Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction XSPC introduced their AX series of 120mm size radiators in 2012 (reviewed here), and this also brought along the box shroud design that XSPC and EK have since used for their radiators- especially EK. XSPC did not have a lot…


EK-CoolStream CE 560 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction EKWB has been revamping their radiator lineup since late 2013 with the introduction of the Coolstream PE series that offered a boxed frame composed of a 4 piece shroud surrounding the radiator core, and this design has since been seen…


EK-Coolstream SE 480 radiator

Introduction The third, and final (for now), 120mm radiator line from EK follows up from the Coolstream PE and Coolstream XE respectively. PE stood for Performance Edition, and offered an option in the 45mm thickness class of radiators while the XE (eXtreme Edition) was quite impressive in the populated 60mm thickness class. One can then…


Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 560 radiator

Introduction No, this is not the Nemesis 560 GTX (which was indeed reviewed already here) and neither is this an old radiator that is no longer sold. While Hardware Labs has introduced a lot of new radiators in the past couple of years (and yet more coming soon too!), those that still serve a purpose…


EK-Coolstream XE 480mm radiator

Introduction Another day, another new EK product launch. Whatever they are using for this productivity, can I get some of it as well please? This time we see what some would associate as the direct successor to their XTX lineup of radiators. At first glance it would not be hard to assume as such, with…


Phobya G-Changer 480 V.2 radiator

Introduction Along with the ST30 480mm radiator, I also got a Phobya G-Changer quad 120mm radiator in the mail. The G-Changer has gone through a lot of iterations, with the V.2 being the latest. It is also now the closest it has ever been to the Alphacool UT60. That should not be a surprise considering…


Alphacool NexXxos ST30 480mm radiator

Introduction I have had my share of quad radiators in here before, in both 480 and 560mm size and most of them have been double thick (38-40mm) or more. With more and more people looking at stealth rads in the 30mm thickness or less to fit into SFF/m-ITX builds, I wanted to take a look…