PC Water Cooling Radiator
At the heart (more correctly, the skin) of any water cooling system is the radiator. Water is a great heat sink (absorbs a lot of heat energy), but, eventually, it will get hot and loose the ability to cool the system (heat transfer is proportional to the temperature difference between the mediums). A radiator with the ability to dissipate heat from the water is crucial for sustained performance.
We prefer the Phobya G-Changer 120 Ver. 1.2 Radiator for several reasons:
- The thickness allows for a large cooling surface area in a smaller width, allowing it to be installed in a smaller space and away from the mother board. It also only requires 2 fans to get high air flow through this larger surface area.
- It is designed to reduce resistance to flow, increasing the volume of water that can circulated (per time).
- It has 4 entry ports for versatile installation and for multiple hoses (also decreases resistance).
- The heat exchangers are made of thinly painted copper, which has better heat transfer.
Don't be fooled by the compact size of this radiator. When installed in this case, with a good air flow potential and high water flow, it kept our system very cool and never got hot (see Mojo Game Studios Water Cooled Gaming PC).