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Ah, I'm looking more for the RS240. It'll be easier to fit in my case, and if I need more cooling for a GPU later when I add it and upgrade stuff, I'll add a rad to the top 200mm fan.
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The RS works best with fans with high static pressure. The RX works best with ~800 - 1450RPM fans.

Yate Loon`s are very good cheap fans, but Scythe Gentle Typhoon`s are somewhat better. The AP-15's are great on the RS rads. They are also good on the RX rads. Yate loons are fine if you can tolerate some noise and need to stay on a budget. The GT`s are great if you are looking for a quiet setup and can spend some money.
Those are just two different fans, but there are many more fans out there that are good.
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post #13 of 17
sorry to kill the thread with a question of my own, thought it would be better then creating another on the same topic.

Im looking at going push pull with an RX360, cooling CPU, RAM, 2 GPU's (equivalent of 6950)

Im on a bit of a tight budget.

The following is what ive put it down to. Would get gently typhoons but not in stock in the place im gettin it all from.

anyway, decide apon the following please.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22964

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24112

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29852

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22034

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30939

Ill be using a fan controller, so if its slightly noisy its not such a big deal.
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post #14 of 17
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The RS works best with fans with high static pressure. The RX works best with ~800 - 1450RPM fans.
I think you have that backwards. The RX needs higher speed/static pressure fans.
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post #15 of 17
Quote:
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I think you have that backwards. The RX needs higher speed/static pressure fans.
yes this the RX radiators need better fans to push all the air through all the dense fins b ecause the rad is thicker
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post #16 of 17
I'd say it is the RS that needs higher speed fans because of it's higher FPI, 8 vs. 14.

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post #17 of 17
mm67 and triangle are correct.

The RX series, while thicker, have a much lower FPI (~8) which reduces air turbulence and therefore doesn't require as powerful a fan, nor high CFM to perform well.

The RS series have a higher FPI of ~14 and therefore require more effort (pressure) by the fan to push the air through the more dense fin array in order to cool effectively.
    
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