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post #1 of 37
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I'm looking at the Black Ice rads, particularly the Pro and Extreme line ups.

Apparently x-flow are single pass and the regular ones are dual-pass. Would the x-flow be better, though they're definitely slim models, so I'm confused about their heat dissipation.
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post #2 of 37
x-flow is better due to the design
post #3 of 37
Black Ice rads are great. I prefer Thermalchill TA 120.3 or TA 120.4. I pull unbelievably low load temps with Ultra Kaze high speed 130CFM fans.Check Thermalchill out.
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the GTX (thicker ones) are the best for performance. If you can fit the thick ones,get them. I have the stealth, x-flow and GTX and the GTX is the winner in performance by FAR.
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Originally Posted by vertix View Post
the gtx (thicker ones) are the best for performance. If you can fit the thick ones,get them. I have the stealth, x-flow and gtx and the gtx is the winner in performance by far.
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post #6 of 37
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How much is by far? A few degrees? 5-10? 10s?

And how do the GTs stack up?

Also interested in those XSPC RX rads. Unfortunately Thermchill seems to be out of stock on performance-pcs, maybe I'll scope them on frozen if I have to.
Edited by geoxile - 6/7/11 at 12:28am
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post #7 of 37
The BIX GTX series will only give better temps when you use high static pressure, high cfm fans & it will be noisier. And the difference in temps will only be by 1-2 deg Celsius compared to other rads like the XSPC you mentioned.

So if you want great performance/loud noise setup go for the BIX GTX series rads, but if you want acceptable noise/good performance, buy the XSPC rads, just use AP-15 fans or any silent fan of your choice.
 
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post #8 of 37
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I think I'll probably go with the XSPC RX in that case. I want a mix between quiet and high performance. Will it at least cool better than air? I plan on getting a i5 2500k and a GTX 570 or 580. Most likely I'll get a 240mm for the CPU first and see about adding the GPU to the loop later with a second 240mm rad.

Now, about cases... Are there any that can house 2 240mms? Budget about 150? What do you all recommend?
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post #9 of 37
if you have the room for triple RAD ..Its A No Brainer
2x240 is better tho or get triple+dual and you set ,look in to corsair 650D ,you can fit 200M+240/80
    
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post #10 of 37
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What is meant by 200M + 240/80? Never seen a 200mm rad, but I haven't seen many anyway. 240/80 meaning 80mmx3?

Also, any pics or builds of the 650D fitting a loop like that?
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