CPU Reviews regarding the Hj 240MM

Arc_Lag

Caliper Novice
Original poster
Jul 2, 2019
32
5
Hi there!

I was planning on making a FormD T1 Watercooled build, already got most of the parts but then I hit some compatibility issues regarding space. My original plan was to just keep my 3080 TUF aircooled, but after careful inspection, I figured out that I don't have space to put my alphacool DC-LT pump+res combo anywhere in my case unless I remove the shroud of my GPU and just watercool it.

I saw multiple double rad builds with the Formd T1 using 2x 240mm rads but whenever I saw the HJ, I saw people complaining about the quality.
What is the actual state of affairs regarding the HJ 240 mm?

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Ty!
 

scatterforce

Airflow Optimizer
May 21, 2018
251
142
I don't have this part, but I have seen 2 major complaints:

1. QC is bad and they leak. You need to leak test this rad before installing it into any system.
2. The water channels are rounded, not squared/flattened. As a result, it's performance isn't as good as one would expect for a cooper radiator. The XSPC TX240 performs far better, but is 3.5mm thicker.

These are used in the Formd T1 since they fit along the side. That 3.5mm makes a difference. If I were you, I would consider using a pump/block combo like the Aquanaut. It might be a simpler solution for you.
 

Gilles3000

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Oct 6, 2018
132
108
That style of radiator has always performed significantly worse, add some chinesium grade materials and QC and you've got a good old dumpster fire of a radiator.

As been said, the XSPC TX240 is far better, so unless you really can't spare those 3mm, its the way to go.