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Radiator confused?! Black Ice GTS/GTX? Low RPM?

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Hi guys..

I've been so confused this evening by reading the forum, google and whatnot that people say that the Black Ice GTX is best for low noise and low rpm fans (under 800rpm) and some say that the Black Ice GTS is best for that.


So, experts.. What would be best for me? I'm looking for a triple rad that should be silent but still offer great performance. I'm really hooked about the Black Ice series.

I'm currently looking at Black Ice GTS 360 and the GTS 420 (120mm fans vs 140mm fans..?)

I'm currently just looking for getting my CPU under water with EK Supmre HF - Full Copper. But still want to be insured for gpu later on..

REALLY confused about rads. I want something silent and great performer!
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If you want to use 800RPM I would rule the BlackIces out the fin density is just too thick, have a look at the RX360 rads from XSPC, they will do fine at 800RPM.

If you can't face spending that much on a rad, have a look at the EK CoolSteam 360, I have this rad and it keeps the i7 920 @ 69C max and GTX580 @ 50C when running GentleTyphoon fans at 700RPM in push only (3fans).
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/22/11 at 2:10pm
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post #3 of 6
Go with what I know works
RAD
FANS
Turn the fans down to 800rpms no noise but good cooling

Sorry Andrew didnt see you post before me
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The XSPC RX360 sounds and looks awesome!.. Seems that Black Ice and XSPC is the most popular around here.
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post #5 of 6
also note that XSPC just released some new rads (EX series) that are supposed to perform like the RX series, but are thinner.

XSPC EX rads at sidewinder

i'm pretty excited about em myself.
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I'd concur with the RX series - don't do the Black Ice series with low rpm fans.
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