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post #11 of 44
I wonder if "it performs like an RX" is meaning it performs similar to the Rx at low fan speeds 700rpm-1000rpm but putting ap-15's at 1850rpm you would be better with the RX, because there would be no point makeing the RS or RX if the EX performs as good at the higher rpm and is cheaper and thinner.

just my thoughts smile.gif
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post #12 of 44
I think it performs a little below the RX series but costs less than the RS. But then again I think I saw a guy on here say he got 3 degrees lower with the EX over the RX360 so I'd imagine the fan speed makes a huger difference.

I'm mad keen on a EX360 or a EX240 to start my water cooling biggrin.gif
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I just ordered an EX360 to go along with my RS360, going to run two 6870s and 1100T on them... For $60 you almost cant go wrong. When I get to putting it together with the rest of my loop I'll report back
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Just got my ex120 in the mail today. Still waiting on some other parts before I can compare performance, but I can say that the overall build quality and finish seem to be better than the RS series.
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Hope the EX performs well. They look awesome. I might just put together a small CPU loop with a raystorm (seems to perform really well @ martinsliquidlab).
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This is an pretty old thread. I already got the EX radiator. I got like an 3C difference in GPU and around 4-7C in my CPU cores when added with my RX360.
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that sounds promising...
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post #18 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Th3Gatekeep3r View Post

I just ordered an EX360 to go along with my RS360, going to run two 6870s and 1100T on them... For $60 you almost cant go wrong. When I get to putting it together with the rest of my loop I'll report back

Just doing some shopping to switch back to WC after being on air for a while on my 1090T. If I wasn't folding 24/7, it wouldn't matter. But I figure with WC, I'll be able to push a higher overclock, and run cooler.

Anyway, what is your experience with the EX-rad? I'm wanting to build a loop basically from an RX240 kit, but hoping maybe Jab-tech or some other retailer would be willing to substitute the Raystorm block for the RASA, and charge me the difference. Though if I also ask them to substitute in the EX240 instead of the RX240, it might come out even.

:-)

Thanks,
post #19 of 44
At that point you'd be better off just doing your own loop entirely.

A member did a review of EX vs RX and others and to sum it for fans above 1500 rpm you'll see better results with ex and below 1500 you'll see better results with rx.
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post #20 of 44
I have great results with the EX right now. I have my 1100T @ 4.1ghz, 1.525v, and my GPUs are at 1020mhz core, 1.188v. My CPU runs probably 7-10* cooler with the EX+RS setup. When I added the EX, I also added 2 gpus, so thats worth thinking about. I can get idle temps (FWIW) probably 2* over ambient, and my load temp in prime doesnt go above 45* now, usually around 42* (prime95/IBT)
In BF3, all ultra (no MSAA) at 1080p, my CPU will stay around 35*, and both GPUs are comfy at 40-41 and 43-44, not sure why one runs warmer than the other, they are in parallel.

I have yate loon high speed 120mm fans in push pull on both rads, probably running about 9-10v (on a rheosmart 6). I am *very* pleased with the EX360, especially considering the price.thumb.gif

Also, FWIW, I have my loop going pump -> GPUs -> EX360 -> CPU -> RS360, and the CPU runs cooler than before when it was just the cpu and rs360 combo...
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