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Black Ice GTX 480 vs XSPC RX 480 EXTREME PERFORMANCE RADIATOR what is better?

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Using fans @ medium to very high speeds you'll get better temps from the BIX 480 like 1-2 degrees celsius, the RX 480 will shine using low to high speed fans. You'll not see much difference in temps between the two using low to high speed fans except low speed in BIX 480(it will fail using low speed fans)even in push/pull configuration. The BIX will only shine using very high speed fans.
 
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i can get a Black Ice GTX 480 for a $180.00 and XSPC RX 480 EXTREME PERFORMANCE RADIATOR for $75.00
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wow, that Black Ice is PRICEY!

im glad I got mine so cheap eek.gif
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Originally Posted by jaront2009;13694708 
i can get a Black Ice GTX 480 for a $180.00 and XSPC RX 480 EXTREME PERFORMANCE RADIATOR for $75.00

Where you getting your RX 480 for $75?
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Originally Posted by Nexus6;13694739 
Where you getting your RX 480 for $75?

Yes, I must know too, i got mine for $110 @ jab-tech, confused.gif

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Originally Posted by fortunesolace;13694593 
Using fans @ medium to very high speeds you'll get better temps from the BIX 480 like 1-2 degrees celsius, the RX 480 will shine using low to high speed fans. You'll not see much difference in temps between the two using low to high speed fans except low speed in BIX 480(it will fail using low speed fans)even in push/pull configuration. The BIX will only shine using very high speed fans.


This, plus, the GTX480 has a better finish and gloss, the RX480 has a nice matte finish but paint quality is not XSPC's forte so expect some paint to scrape off.
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Where you getting your RX 480 for $75?

Please let me know tooooooooooo RX480 for $75
I buy now
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You're paying for the quality of paint on the BIX. The RX will flake off it's paint even when new or if you don't take good care of it.
 
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Originally Posted by fortunesolace;13694593 
Using fans @ medium to very high speeds you'll get better temps from the BIX 480 like 1-2 degrees celsius, the RX 480 will shine using low to high speed fans. You'll not see much difference in temps between the two using low to high speed fans except low speed in BIX 480(it will fail using low speed fans)even in push/pull configuration. The BIX will only shine using very high speed fans.
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Originally Posted by fortunesolace;13694779 
You're paying for the quality of paint on the BIX. The RX will flake off it's paint even when new or if you don't take good care of it.

He is NOT asking about the BIX (Black Ice Extreme), but the Black Ice GT Extreme (GTX). There's a huge difference and using high speed fans WILL return a more significant gain over an XSPC (or other Magicool-built rad) than a BIX would.
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