PA Series - Optimised for Fans with an individual CFM Output of upto 130cfm
Bringing the "King of Cool" crown home... The PA120 radiator series features a dual-row dual-pass 120mm form factor, available in single, double and triple sizes, optimised for the fans of today and putting into practice everything learned about watercooling efficiency and performance over the past 3 years. The PA Series boasts from 10-40% better performance over the HE Series. 10% for the high / noisy airflow end of the fan market, and up to 40% for the low airflow / silence end of the market.
The PA120 series was concieved after the design-success of the PA160. During development of the PA160 it was discovered that radiators could be more finely tuned for the needs of today's watercooling community, where silence has started to become a major priority. Testing and comparison of the PA160 led to a starting point for PA120 series development. A large portion of the initial discussion and theoretical work leading to the first prototype was done publicly and can be viewed here at Overclockers.com.au (post #171 onwards - Membership Req'd). After the first prototype was produced, development went private for obvious reasons, but a number of further revised prototypes were then created and tested.
After many months of number crunching and testing the final spec for the PA120 series was decided upon. This final design showed a vast improvement over the HE Series... by a significant margin when it came to silent fans. Additional testing confirmed that this margin applied not only to silent fans but to regular and higher airflow fans, up to a 130cfm (approximately) point.
The final spec was slightly "outside-the-box" when it came to regular Radiator construction, thus weeks of tooling changes ensued before the new series could be commerically released to retail. Which brings us to the present day...
The PA120 radiator series features a dual-row dual-pass 120mm form factor, available in single, double and triple sizes, optimised for the fans of today and putting into practice everything learned about watercooling efficiency and performance over the past 3 years. The PA Series boasts from 10-40% better performance over the HE Series. 10% for the high / noisy airflow end of the fan market, and up to 40% for the low airflow / silence end of the market.
What does this mean to you as an end-user? You can retain the same performance for even less noise, or better performance for the same noise over your current radiator. If at the end of the day performance is all that matters to you and noise is of no concern, the new PA Series still offers significant improvements over the HE series. Alternately if silence is the goal, you can now have that too, but with more cooling performance than ever before!
As seen HERE, the ThermoChill PA120.3's nearest competition was Swiftech's MCR320... Radical_53 decided to take our PA120.2 and pit it head to head against the MCR320 to see how our dual-radiator compared to the competition's triple-radiator...
This test was performed using 2x YateLoon D12SL fans and our performance shroud on the PA120.2, and 3x YateLoon D12SL fans on the MCR320. As can be seen, the PA120.2 holds out admirably, matching the competitions' triple-fan radiator, whilst exhibiting less noise due to fewer fans in play.
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With the price now almost 50% lower than it used to be, and with Thermochill now going with the unofficial 15mm fan spacing standard, there basically is no reason to buy any other rad outside of availability issues.
Great product. Keeps my two GTX280 and Q6600 (3.4ghz) very cool. It's the second rad in my loop btw. My only gripe is the G3/8 barbs needed because most threads used in watercooling are G1/4 threads. Other than that, satisfied with this rad.
For a 240 rad this is one of the best available. The cooling performance that this delivers is phenomenal. It is quite expensive compared to some other radiators but the price you pay is all worth it. This radiator delivers.
Great rad for low CFM fans and amazing cooling. Using it for my NB and two MOSFET banks on my 680i. Recommend using the EK G3/8 barbs instead of the Thermochill ones, as the latter doesn't make a tight seal with the tubing or the rad in most cases.
Bought this to replace the swiftech rad that came in my NCIX essentials kit. I am pleased I did, I got a 5 degree C difference in my set up. Not to mention it better fit my mountain mods case. I thought the price a little high, but I can see why with the excellent quality.
Got this for my first water cooling project. This thing is a monster. I have my Q6600 at 3.9 ghz right now, prime stable, and its temps never go above 53 oC under load. This thing can dissipate a lot of heat for a 2x120mm sized rad. It just barely fit into my Silverstone TJ09.
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