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Thermochill TA120.4 vs XSPC RX480

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Which one would you choose?

I've read Skinnee's reviews on the Thermochill TA and older PA series and XSPC RX series 360 rads and in terms of performance and restriction they seem to be comparable (with Thermochill coming in slightly on top it seemed). The XSPC 360 rads have a definite price advantage but jumping up to 480 rads the price difference is low.

Also, while Skinnee's review compared performance and restriction very well, it didn't compare things like build quality, paint quality, etc. In your experience, how do these radiators compare in terms of quality, attention to detail, aesthetics (though that will probably be mostly opinion based), etc.?

Thanks for the input!

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post #2 of 7
Save the extra cash and get the XSPC Rad. Both companies make good quality rads and the temp difference I am sure will be negligible. It pretty much comes down to personal preference and price.
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At the 1000rpm to 1500rpm they are pretty much neck and neck. That's their ideal rpm range. The TA however continues to scale (not great but a bit better than the RX) as you go higher up the rpm range, but you're really better off going with a GTX if you go over 2000rpm with some really high flow loud fans. The other key difference is cost, the RX is cheap compared to the TA.
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I've used a RX240 and 360, and they're great. Build quality is fine, and aesthetically they're boring but no real issues there either. Paint quality is decent - the only chipping I had was from trying to screw it in when the holes I drilled in my case mods didn't exactly line up.

All in all, I recommend the RX480, but having never used a TC radiator, can't say how much difference there is.
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Well if they work the same as the 360 versions there is less the 0.5c difference and pressure drop is so close you wouldn't notice so it would come down to price
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the TA scales better with higher rpm fans... although the difference is minimal so...

if you don't care about money get the Thermochill

for value i'd totally recommend the RX360 it's great with low to medium speed fans
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I've heard a lot of horror stories about thermochill's quality control. Stick with xspc.
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