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Currently in my sig rig I have a Black Ice GT Stealth 360 X-Flow Radiator, and a Black Ice GT Stealth 240 X-Flow Radiator with 3000rpm scythe kaze fans (Very loud). I have great temps but I am looking to change rads to to be able to use quiter fans but still hopefully get the same performance if not better out of the rads.I'm just looking to upgrade the 360 for now.

The rads I'm looking at are:

XSPC RX360 Triple 120mm Radiator Rev 2.
Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 Radiator
Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 360 Radiator
EK Ultimate Performance CoolStream 360 XTX

Which one would be best and with what fans?
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post #2 of 11
The 'best' is the Black Ice GTX Extreme 360 with Panaflo 38mm fans.
post #3 of 11
The RX360 is a very good rad with lowish speed fans
post #4 of 11
For low speed fans I would go with either the SR1 360 or, if it is cheaper, the RX360.

The GTX is more aimed at high speed fans, so you would be back where you started.

The EK XT rads are usually good for the price but beaten by the RX / SR1 in terms of performance. I don't know how much more performance the XTX adds.
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post #5 of 11
The new XSPC EX series is supposedly made for low to medium fans, and there is always the swiftech 320.
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post #6 of 11
The Black Ice GTX will not suite your needs, for "quiet" fans, it's not a good performer at all. The FPI is so high that it'll only work well with high speed fans. The Black Ice SR-1 and XSPC RX360 perform about the same at all fan speeds, but the SR-1's are a lot more expensive. EK radiators are garbage for the most part, I don't even know why that was mentioned.

Another alternative would be a Swiftech MCR-320-QP. These radiators used to be the hit of the water cooling community, but for some reason people have forgotten about them. They're inexpensive, slim, and perform close to SR-1's and RX360's. MCR-320's are 34mm thick, where as RX360's are 63mm and SR-1's are 54mm, making them great radiators to use in push-pull in areas where you could only run push OR pull with an RX360 or SR-1.

Best Value: Swiftech MCR-320-QP - These can be gotten for under $60 shipped on newegg, as opposed to ~$95+ shipped for an RX360 and $110+ for other well performing 360 radiators.
Best Performer w/ Low Fan Speeds: XSPC RX360
Best Performer w/ High Fan Speeds: Black Ice GTX360
Best Performer Overall: XSPC RX360 - Black Ice SR-1 360 and Swiftech MCR-320-QP in very close second and third.
Smallest Profile: Swiftech MCR-320-QP - No other 360 radiator can compete in size.
Best Overall Radiator: Tie between XSPC RX360 and Swiftech MCR-320-QP - Overall both radiators are amazing in their own light. RX360's hold the overall performance crown, as well being one of the cheaper radiators on the market. XSPC also has wonderful customer support. However, the MCR-320-QP is no chump performance wise, it's the cheapest good performing radiator you'll ever find, and it is a very slim radiator, allowing a push-pull setup of fans in pretty much any case that you can install a 360 radiator at the top of the case, as opposed to some thicker radiators that may not fit in most of those cases unless you only use a push setup or pull setup, which is where the MCR-320-QP can show it's strength as one of the better radiators on the market.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by `br4dz- View Post
Smallest Profile: Swiftech MCR-320-QP - No other 360 radiator can compete in size.
Swiftech 320 is 410 x 128 x 34mm

New XSPC EX 320 121 x 35.5 x 395mm and its not that expensive.

Not saying its the best performer just pointing out that it exist now.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by wondergod View Post
Swiftech 320 is 410 x 128 x 34mm

New XSPC EX 320 121 x 35.5 x 395mm and its not that expensive.

Not saying its the best performer just pointing out that it exist now.
I'd love to see what the XSPC EX radiators could do, unfortunately there aren't any substantial reviews on these radiators yet. Early reviews suggest they're a fair amount worse than the RX series, being somewhat in between RS and RX performance.
Edited by `br4dz- - 10/22/11 at 2:49am
    
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post #9 of 11
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I decided to get the black ice sr-1. I also ordered the rx360. I'm going to try both of them out and see which performs better. Either way I need another 360 for my folding rig so the better performer will go in my sig rig, the other to the folding bench thanks for the input. Rep to all
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post #10 of 11
I have a 280mm SR-1 and it is a very nice rad. Has a built in plenum and is working well with two Xigmatek XSF-F1452 fans. These are a little quieter than Yate Loon's medium speed fans (also very good fans). My loop also contains a gt120 (pro 2?) with push-pull.
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