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post #21 of 41
Just a heads up, the MCR220-XP mentioned in the OP is not the usual mcr rad, it is a newer one with a higher fin density. So it should perform better than the older ones shown in the charts, but would also require a more powerful fan (ie- louder).
    
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post #22 of 41
so rx series from xspc with 1200-1500 rpm fans will cool quite nice then.
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post #23 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by sockpirate;14292277 
so rx series from xspc with 1200-1500 rpm fans will cool quite nice then.

upto about 1800 it will do as good or better then the GTX but after that the GTX does better but how much difference it will make to your over all loop I don't know, on cpu only loop there is less then a degree between all the rads once you get above 1000 rpm, on GPU+cpu it is 1.5 degrees on the thicker rads 2c on the thinner
I think the popularity of the RX series is the fact of it's performance with lower speed fans
Edited by Greenback - 7/23/11 at 11:46am
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post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop;14290575 
The RX series is pretty nice. But, the Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX really is the best rad you can buy atm. I should have purchased one myself. :/

The black Ice GTX is not necesserily the best, it has good cooling performance only with high speed fans and the pressure drop of the GTX is huge. According to me, the best overall radiator is the Feser X-Changer, good with all speed fans and small pressure drop.

But for your small setup (Only CPU) the GTX would be excellent if you want to use high speed fans.
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post #25 of 41
I am also considering to change my current 1 x TC PA 120.3 for a 1x quad and 1x dual rad. The fans will all be GTs 15, and i musr decide with which rad i have to go. RX, SR-1 or TC again?
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post #26 of 41
Thermochill is a better performer than the RX360 but its thicker but don't take the SR-1
Your answers are all on this web site.
http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/
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post #27 of 41
I know that the PA is a grreat performer, that why i chose it in the firtst place. But is the new TA series performing the same?
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post #28 of 41
All your answers here
http://skinneelabs.com/ta120-3/

Read the 4 pages, the conclusion at the end
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post #29 of 41
if your using ap-15 any of the thick rads will do as between 1400 -2300 rpm there is very little difference in temp the thermochill and rx are pretty much matched in pressure drop and temp. on skinneelab he says,
pressure drop on radiators is lower than any other device in your loop. A little extra restriction from your radiator is not detrimental to your system.
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post #30 of 41
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the great replies really got me thinking on what my final set up will be.

KaRLiToS, thanks for the link I'll defiantly be taking a good look at that.
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