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Are Damaged Radiator Fins a Problem?

Whats good peeps,

 

i bought a AIO Water Cooler, used, and on the Picture you can see that the Fins are slightly damaged, do you guys think that its gonna be a Problem? 

I would also try to bend them, so what do you guys think? is there gonna be a problem? 

 

its my first AIO

 

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A couple bent fins is a non-issue imo and I wouldn't try to bend them back.

The main issue is if there is damage to the channels themselves between the fins. If not then there won't be any problems.

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1 minute ago, Lurick said:

A couple bent fins is a non-issue imo and I wouldn't try to bend them back.

The main issue is if there is damage to the channels themselves between the fins. If not then there won't be any problems.

What do you think about it when looking at the pictures, is it still good ?

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Just now, ShadyInvictus said:

What do you think about it when looking at the pictures, is it still good ?

How old is the AIO itself, when did the owner buy it?

It looks solid from the pictures but if it's two or more years old I would pass on it.

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1 minute ago, ShadyInvictus said:

What do you think about it when looking at the pictures, is it still good ?

I think it won't be a problem using it, yes there will be a little more concentrated heat on the bented areas but nothing major IMO
 

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5 minutes ago, Lurick said:

How old is the AIO itself, when did the owner buy it?

It looks solid from the pictures but if it's two or more years old I would pass on it.

it is a Return from a customer, so it shouldnt be that old

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20 minutes ago, ShadyInvictus said:

What do you think about it when looking at the pictures, is it still good ?

It's hard to tell, there are some parts that do seem like they could have damaged the horizontal channels.

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Looks fine. So long as you can still see light coming through the mangled fins, air will still pass through, if you cant just carefully bend them so you can see through.

The water channels are the primary concern, make sure they are not dented or bent, they dont look it.

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10 hours ago, ShadyInvictus said:

What do you think about it when looking at the pictures, is it still good ?

its fine as long as the tube is not damaged is more important

 

8 hours ago, SolarNova said:

Looks fine. So long as you can still see light coming through the mangled fins, air will still pass through, if you cant just carefully bend them so you can see through.

The water channels are the primary concern, make sure they are not dented or bent, they dont look it.

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 the  fins for my air conditioner, when i looked at them, had wood  literal wood chucks i used some needle nose pliers cause my ocd wouldn't let me leave them in there once i saw them, even though i had no issues for the idk how long i used it before i found them.  you could have a lot more damaged radiator and still be fine, as long as the tubes aren'y broke bent cracked or otherwise leaking

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that's no problem for a radiator from what I can see

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Looks normal to me. Wouldn't call that damage.

 

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