Thermochill PA120.3

Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by Bio-Hazard, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Bio-Hazard

    Bio-Hazard 2[H]4U

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    OK, I've got a question that I think only Cather can answer, or maybe not............... :eek:

    My UFO U2 case supports a Thermochill HE 120.3 native. IE; zero mods, direct bolt-on. Now my question is, will the new PA120.3 also fit the same??????? What I mean by this is the fan spacing the same between the 2 different versions.

    I'm just getting bored with my system the way it is and was playing with the idea of switching out some of the water cooling gear.
     
  2. Cathar

    Cathar [H]ard|Gawd

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    Probably best to ask Marci at XS or Procooling forums where he frequents. I'm waiting for the final shipping versions to arrive at my end and am unaware of any changes of that nature. I believe that it's all been kept standard, but Marci would be able to confirm.
     
  3. J-Pepper

    J-Pepper Limp Gawd

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    it's the same afaik... as the FG120.X series fit's both the HE and PA.
     
  4. Marci

    Marci Limp Gawd

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    PA120.3 and HE120.3 both fit happily in the supporting MountainMods cases (Opti1203 & all current rev U2-UFOs) :)
     
  5. Bio-Hazard

    Bio-Hazard 2[H]4U

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    Thanks for the info............ :cool:
     
  6. DieLate

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    I assume this means the shrouds for the HE series fit the PA series?
     
  7. Hard911

    Hard911 Limp Gawd

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    Yes HE Series shrouds will fit PA Series, if you are about to purchase HE Series shroud then why not wait PA Series shrouds to release but you have HE Series shrouds then nevermind
     
  8. J-Pepper

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    the HE shrouds actually don't fit the PA rads!

    The above posts refer to the inbuilt shrouds on the HE and PA series as they should be the same.. but the external shroud unit won't fit.
     
  9. Marci

    Marci Limp Gawd

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    Note, from products description on thermochill.com...

    No mention of PS120.3. The HE Series Optional-Extra Performance Shrouds WILL NOT fit the PA Series rads. We've said that from day one. We've only ever stated that Fan Grills and Neoprene Gaskets (FG & NG) will fit them.

    Only way to make PS120 shrouds fit PA Series rads is to split the corner welds and bend, or brute force them on which will:

    1) Make a royal mess of the paintwork on the rad.
    2) Leave the shroud corners unsealed
    3) Look rather nasty and bodge-job

    Other alternative is to bend the mounting tabs up 90 deg, then back down 90 degs after 1mm. THEN they'll fit, but the holes likely won't align so will need to redrill.

    Easier to sit n' wait for PA Series shrouds, or adapter kit for the current shrouds.
     
  10. DieLate

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    In terms of noise? I was experimenting with some fans I have yesterday and having anything that close to the fan does increase noise...It did seem more noisey on the pull side as push side, but I still would think a shroud would help noise.