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which 3 x 120mm fan radiator is good? recently i bought 1 Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Black. is it a good rad?
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It's not the best performer but it does fit where others won't. I've used them in the past where space was an issue, if I have a choice though I go for a double pass with lower fin density - they generally allow for quieter fans with better cooling performance.
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yep the Black ice stealth GT is a good rad, and will cool your sig rig nicely if thats what you intend to use it for.

Other good 360 rads include the Swiftech MCR320 (quite thin, good for size constrained builds), Black ice SR1 (low pressure, good for putting low rpm fans on to keep noise down aswell as temps) and the XSPC RS/RX 360 (great cooling on these rads, possibly the best)
    
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It's not the best performer but it does fit where others won't. I've used them in the past where space was an issue, if I have a choice though I go for a double pass with lower fin density - they generally allow for quieter fans with better cooling performance.
the thicker the better?
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yep the Black ice stealth GT is a good rad, and will cool your sig rig nicely if thats what you intend to use it for.

Other good 360 rads include the Swiftech MCR320 (quite thin, good for size constrained builds), Black ice SR1 (low pressure, good for putting low rpm fans on to keep noise down aswell as temps) and the XSPC RS/RX 360 (great cooling on these rads, possibly the best)
i don't know why everyone is saying the XSPC RX 360 is the best. hehe
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the thicker the better?
Generally yes, also FPI (fins per inch) is important. More fins = better performance but also needs a more powerful fan to attain that performance.

The GT Stealth is the thinnest but has one of the highest FPI so with a powerful fan it can do a decent job.
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Generally yes, also FPI (fins per inch) is important. More fins = better performance but also needs a more powerful fan to attain that performance.

The GT Stealth is the thinnest but has one of the highest FPI so with a powerful fan it can do a decent job.
i see. i got 3 scythe gentle typhoon with 185rpm. is that enough?

*Just curious. when locate the fans on the rad, which way is better between sucking the air into the case or exhaust the air out?
Edited by M.IV.E - 10/22/11 at 5:58am
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i see. i got 3 scythe gentle typhoon with 185rpm. is that enough?

*Just curious. when locate the fans on the rad, which way is better between sucking the air into the case or exhaust the air out?
Personally I've always had exhausting, it can be argued both ways though. If the rad exhaust it gets warmer air from inside the case which may give the WC'd components a slightly higher temp, if it sucks in it gets cooler air but dumps more heat inside the case affecting non-WC'd components - I don't think it matters that much either way.

Typhoons are good rad fans and the 1850's will perform well on pretty much anything - it depends if your going for the lowest temps or the quietest system, you'd be able to run them at a lower speed on something like the RX for example.
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Personally I've always had exhausting, it can be argued both ways though. If the rad exhaust it gets warmer air from inside the case which may give the WC'd components a slightly higher temp, if it sucks in it gets cooler air but dumps more heat inside the case affecting non-WC'd components - I don't think it matters that much either way.

Typhoons are good rad fans and the 1850's will perform well on pretty much anything - it depends if your going for the lowest temps or the quietest system, you'd be able to run them at a lower speed on something like the RX for example.
I agree with you. My cousin runs water cooling on his PC too and the fans on the rad sucks the air in. when I go near to his system, i can feel the warm air inside the case and front panel as well. Should i cool my CPU 1st or GPU?
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