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Which triple 120 rad should I pair with 1850 rpm Scythe Gentle Typhoon fans?

This Black Ice GTX

or

This XSPC RX360


This will be mounted in the top portion of a 800D.
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both rads will do just fine with those GT's
    
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So the XSPC is prob the logical choice strictly due to it costly less.
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The HWLabs (GTX360) is higher quality than the XSPC. If you're going XSPC, it's the same thing as the cheapest rad you can buy - in which case, you may as well buy a Swiftech rad.
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The HWLabs (GTX360) is higher quality than the XSPC. If you're going XSPC, it's the same thing as the cheapest rad you can buy - in which case, you may as well buy a Swiftech rad.
This too. HWlabs rads have near thermochill quality. Their paint job is also awesome
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The HWLabs (GTX360) is higher quality than the XSPC. If you're going XSPC, it's the same thing as the cheapest rad you can buy - in which case, you may as well buy a Swiftech rad.
Other factors to consider. The xspc rad will alow him to turn his fans down if he desires. Turning the fans down on the hwlabs rad will impair cooling performance. Also xspc has better customer support imo. If you get a damage radiator or one that leaks you will have less painful rma with xspc.

Also, pump and other components come into play when it comes to flow restrictions. Correct me if I'm wrong please, but I do beleive the gtx360 is more restrictive. This may not be an important factor if you have a powerful pump, but if running a less powerful pump you might want to go with the rx360.

That being said, if you are going to be running those ap-15's at full speed you might as well get the gtx360 as it is the better performing radiator with those particular fans.
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Other factors to consider. The xspc rad will alow him to turn his fans down if he desires. Turning the fans down on the hwlabs rad will impair cooling performance. Also xspc has better customer support imo. If you get a damage radiator or one that leaks you will have less painful rma with xspc.

Also, pump and other components come into play when it comes to flow restrictions. Correct me if I'm wrong please, but I do beleive the gtx360 is more restrictive. This may not be an important factor if you have a powerful pump, but if running a less powerful pump you might want to go with the rx360.

That being said, if you are going to be running those ap-15's at full speed you might as well get the gtx360 as it is the better performing radiator with those particular fans.
^ this

Only, the gentle typhoons are rated at about 30 decibals, and from martins videos, they're damn near quiet at full speed, so noise shouldn't be that much of an issue.

regarding flow rate, it's negligible, and if he's only running a CPU loop, it doesn't matter at all.
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the noise is not an issue for me, 30db at full speed is pretty quiet.

I plan on using a beefy pump and doing both the cpu and gpu
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The GTX360 will cool better with higher RPM rams such as 3000rpm's, the XSPC has lower fin density so works very well with low/medium speed fans 1000-1500rpm. XSPC is cheaper than the GTX and will be equal in performance when fans are at 1850 rpm.

If it was me, I'd get the XSPC all over again.
    
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