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Scythe Gentle Typhoons 2150rpm. No fan controller, directly connected to molex. For the sake of simplicity and slower RPM, let's just say 2000rpm.

I was originally going for the RX360. Then I thought about it, if the RX is more optimized for low-rpm fans, what's more optimized for high RPM fans?

Discuss.
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post #2 of 10
well as thick as they come (other then thats what she said jokes)
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HWLabs GTX rads are good with fans that are 2k RPM+
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HWLabs GTX rads are good with fans that are 2k RPM+
This. Generally rads that are double thickness and have a higher fin density.
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How is the build quality comparing the RX360 and HWLabs 360? Worth the extra $20?

And what is the actual temperature difference between them?
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The BIX rads (HWLabs GTX) are pretty good. Dense fins for sure, so the 2150's will probably be decent on them to say the least. According to skinne lab's charts the difference in deltas for a GTX 360 is pretty minimal, about 1.5C at most. Up to you to decide if the extra 20 is worth it.
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The GTX is probably the way to go since you'll be running the 2150's at full speed.

I plan on running the GT 2150's through my Rheosmart 6 via PWM signal so they'll likely spin down to around 1300-1400rpm or so at idle. So I'm looking for something between an RX and the GTX. According to Martin's tests, it seems that the Feser X-Changer is kind of the middle ground between the two. Depending on availability I'll probably go with the Feser rad, since it performs very well and is actually the least expensive out of the three on Jab Tech. If not then I'll probably pony up for the BIX GTX.


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With higher speed fans apparently the RS XSPC rad will perform around the same as the RX.


There's no doubt though, the Black Ice GTX range are the best.

Take into account though, they are HUGELY restrictive compared to just about every other rad on the market, you should have a strong pump to back it up realistically.
    
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Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
With higher speed fans apparently the RS XSPC rad will perform around the same as the RX.


There's no doubt though, the Black Ice GTX range are the best.

Take into account though, they are HUGELY restrictive compared to just about every other rad on the market, you should have a strong pump to back it up realistically.
Another reason why I'm leaning toward the X-Changer if I can find it in stock. Apparently the flow is quite good.
    
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Take into account though, they are HUGELY restrictive compared to just about every other rad on the market, you should have a strong pump to back it up realistically.
Swiftech MCP35x... highest head pressure you can get for under $100

Side note, I'm actually surprised its restrictive. Got any actual sources/reviews/comparisons that actually prove that the GTX is restrictive?
And how much more approx. restrictive is it than the RX?
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