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For my new build (modded Define XL) I'm gonna be sticking a 480 rad up top (I've measured already). Out of these three, in your opinions, which one would be best. I'd rather stick to low rpm fans for maximum cooling vs. noise ratio.

I found this site: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=250927

But, I wanted to know your opinions on these three:
XSPC RX480 Quad 120mm Radiator
Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 480 Radiator
Phobya G-Changer Ver. 1.2 480mm Radiator

I'm leaning towards the Black Ice because of performance in the 1200 range. But the XSPC proved to be an awesome contender at 800. As for the phobya, I haven't seen much on it, except on some german sites.

Thoughts, please?
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Rx480
Black ice gtx 480


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RX480.

For low speed fans I think it's perfect.
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RX480.

For low speed fans I think it's perfect.
Have you had/verified the quality control problems that have been roaming around about it?
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Depends... If you get AP-15s running at 1850 RPMs, the GTX 480 will start being slightly better but anything slower and the RX480 is the better choice.

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When you say low RPM's how low are you talking?
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post #7 of 14
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When you say low RPM's how low are you talking?
As low as 800, as high as 1200. I want a nice and quiet wc'ed machine lol
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Have you had/verified the quality control problems that have been roaming around about it?
Umm...not particularly. I'll have a look around.
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RX480 with Gentle Typhoon AP-14's or AP-15's. My one complaint about XSPC is the quality of the paint job. The paint job on mine wasn't as good as I expected it to be. My Black Ice GTX 480 had a better paint job and was better quality in construction overall. The XPSC rad feels a bit cheapish to be honest but it gets the job done. BI GTX 480 has much denser FPI though. The great thing about XSPC rads is that you can use slower fans because the FPI is not as dense.
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RX480 with Gentle Typhoon AP-14's or AP-15's. My one complaint about XSPC is the quality of the paint job. The paint job on mine wasn't as good as I expected it to be. My Black Ice GTX 480 had a better paint job and was better quality in construction overall. The XPSC rad feels a bit cheapish to be honest but it gets the job done. BI GTX 480 has much denser FPI though. The great thing about XSPC rads is that you can use slower fans because the FPI is not as dense.
Thanks for the info. How were your temps between the two? At low RPM fan settings did the two perform the same? At high, how big a difference did they make? And how loud as well?
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