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Push/Pull vs add another 240 radiator?

Poll Results: Which would provide better cooling?

 
  • 30% (4)
    Push/Pull for the RX360
  • 69% (9)
    Wait for reviews and add a EX240 into the loop
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post #1 of 17
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I currently have a RX360 mounted externally on the back of my case. It only has it's stock fans. Cooling has been alright about 62c Load on CPU(Acceptable, it only goes to 52-55 during gaming though) and 50c Load on my GPU (Great, only goes to 42-47 during gaming), but I would like to add a 240 radiator into my case too for future proofing my WC system.

Here are the options
Should I add in 3 more fans for Push/Pull on my RX360 radiator or should I add in another 240 radiator into my case? I'm most likely grabbing the EX240 when reviews start to push out if I go this route.
Edited by LivingChampion - 10/20/11 at 11:52pm
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post #2 of 17
Well from what I've seen push/pull will not yield that big of a drop in temps. Haven't tried myself so I personally can't verify that. However I would recommend the 240 if you have room.
post #3 of 17
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Definitely have room for the 240, I can mount it inside the top of my case.
How much of an temp decrease would I expect from this?

Edit: Lets just say I added an RS240, since EX240's performance is kind of unknown ATM, how much would it improve?
Edited by LivingChampion - 10/20/11 at 11:59pm
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post #4 of 17
I would think you would see around 4-6C drop but I honestly could be horribly wrong. I'm a newbie with WC. About to do the same thing with mine. If nothing else adding the 240 would give u the headroom and even if you did go push pull in the future u have 2 rads you could do it with.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by MURDoctrine;15390924 
I would think you would see around 4-6C drop but I honestly could be horribly wrong. I'm a newbie with WC. About to do the same thing with mine. If nothing else adding the 240 would give u the headroom and even if you did go push pull in the future u have 2 rads you could do it with.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe you can share your experiences if you do go with this route before I do biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 17
You will definitely get better temps from another 240. Push/pull isn't going to net you near the gain, especially if you are on stock fans from a Rasa kit. Low speed YL's push more air than those things. Get another rad if you want lower temps and price isn't a big deal.
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post #7 of 17
Push pull will probably yield temps of 5c lower than your current ones (give or take).

Although it has been known that stock Rasa fans aren't too grand incomparison to others out there...

If you have tje room pop the 240 in there, should see a noticable drop in temps

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post #8 of 17
Why not both?

P/P on a 360 will net you 3c depending on your fans and their speed. a 240 will net you about 5c,

its 6 and 2 3s
    
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post #9 of 17
More radiator will likely gain you more than push/pull on fans. Personally I'd get some Yates for like $6 each and push/pull the 360 & do push on the 240 (space permitting push/pull on it). Either one will give a temp drop, however more radiator would be better IMO.
 
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post #10 of 17
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Both is too expensive ATM. I'd probably grab the EX240 once I know it's worth it and then grab P/P for both down the road.
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