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Corsair HydroX Custom Liquid Cooling Review (Page 7)

Shannon Robb | Apr 6, 2020 at 8:38 pm CDT - 1 min, 54 secs time to read this page
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: CorsairModel: CX-9010001-WW

XR5 240mm & 360mm Radiators

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Next up on the bench is the XR5 radiators per the spec build-out we completed at the onset of this project. We have a 240mm for the top and a 360mm up front. The radiators are 120mm fan-based and will be fitted with LL 120 fans. The packaging, like all the parts we have seen, is dominated by the product image. Also, do note there are thicker versions of these radiators available should your build have the room and the need.

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The large box is a sleeve covering the brown cardboard container that holds the radiators. The radiators are wrapped in a bubble wrap bag with the accessories nestled into the cardboard covered area near the end tanks.

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Here we look at the 360mm radiator as all of the XR5 series radiators are the same, except for the size. The fin array is excellent and loose enough that you do not need a very high noise and static pressure fan to cool it. Also, a note should be taken that the QC on the surfaces is top notch as I did not see a single fin out of place or smashed as I have experienced with several other radiators over the years. There are only fittings on a single side, so no need for stop plugs or potentially forgetting them during the build.

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The screw holes are an area I like on the Corsair radiators. These indentations around the holes help quite a lot with threading the screws as the indentations work like a pilot hole guiding your fastener to the threaded mounting hole. As you can see, the mounting holes are backed by a solid metal plate to avoid the screws protruding into the radiator tubes/fins, which could result in a leak.

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The fastener array is good, and it includes small screws for directly mounting the radiator to a chassis. Then there are two types of fan screws, in two lengths, to accommodate standard 25mm thickness fans along with slightly thicker fans should you choose to go that route. The screws are all M4, but the two fan screws measure in at 30mm and 35mm lengths, while the direct-mount smaller screws are 6mm in length.

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Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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