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Best 480mm or 360mm Radiator?

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I need to get two and soon if I want them to ship today. I am looking for opinions for the best radiator I can possibly get that is 480mm or 360mm depending on which is better for water cooling.

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post #2 of 11
As far as I know, the Black Ice GTX rads are the best
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post #3 of 11
My vote goes to the XSPC RX360/RX480.
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post #4 of 11
XSPC 2nd vote
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post #5 of 11
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Ironically I was looking at them both and having trouble deciding lmao.
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post #6 of 11
The speed of the fans matters as well. If you want quiet, low speed fans go with the RX360/RX480. If you want to use loud, high speed fans go with the GTX360/GTX480. The difference is only about ~10W of heat dissipated at a 10C Delta.
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post #8 of 11
I've had a pretty good experience with Black Ice radiators. For a silent build, you can use low RPM fans with the SR1 series. For higher RPM fans (2k+), the GTX rads are pretty good. I've also heard good things about XSPC RX series, but I have no experience with those. Right now, I have a GTX 480 (I think gen one, not gen two) with 4 San Ace fans and CPU temps on load are around 60C with mobo blocks and two GPU blocks.

Black Ice, XSPC
post #9 of 11
im using the Black ice GT Stealth (GTS) but if youre not confined by space, def the black ice GTX with some good fans with emphasis on the good fans part, because they have pretty high density which you can only harness the potential by using good static pressure fans, such as gentle typhoon 1850 rpm, which is about the lowest spec. fan id go with these radiators. i use the 1850 rpm ones on 360 rad, quiet, but has enough static pressure to push air through
Edited by mnkeyprince - 10/27/11 at 1:11pm
post #10 of 11
RX XSPC, thats what I have in my single loop.

930 OCed to 4.0 32 idle temps 60 load

2 X 580's OC about 5-10% 30 idle 45 load

All on just one 360 with 6 GT-15's.
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