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Right now i have a RS240 with pull only setup. i was about to buy the RX240 to replace it. Now, the space at the bottom is only sufficient for a RS240 push and pull or a RX240 pull OR push. Which one would perform better or it would be about the same perfomance?

would save me money from buying the RX240 if the performance is about equal.
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Push+pull on a radiator usually get's a couple degree difference versus just push or just pull on a given radiator. Push or pull makes only a trivial difference in temps under the same conditions as the same fluid dynamics apply.
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The RX kit would be the better one but if you're putting this in an 800D case why are you only going with the 240 kit the case will hold a 360 rad at the top and the 360 kits are only about $20 more than the 240 kits.

RX240 kit is $169
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14182/ex-wat-181/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX240_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c321s1310
RX360 kit is $189
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14183/ex-wat-182/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX360_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c321s1310

I also have the 800D case at least for the moment and here's what I'd do if I was going to be reusing the case for my next build:
Grab the RS240 kit for $129
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c321s1310
and then also grab the EX360 radiator for $63
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14328/ex-rad-316/XSPC_EX360_Triple_120mm_Low_Profile_Split_Fin_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s161
Then for get the 240 rad and use the 360 rad for your setup.

Oh in case you're wondering the pumps in the kits are the same they push 750 Liters per hour!

The EX series radiators give the performance of the RX series with the low profile footprint of the RS series, so you can still have the room to run a push pull set up and that means the chance for some awesome temps.

Hope this helps and Good Luck to ya thumb.gif
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What are your temps? I probably wouldnt buy an RX240, but you may want to get an RX360 since it would mount nicely at the top of your 800D. Then I would just put fans at the bottom in a push setup. If your temps are OK, I don't think I'd bother with getting an RX240.
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Sorry, i did not explained myself. I ALREADY HAVE A RX480 ON TOP. i remove the lower cage and installed a RS240 i had laying around. In the lower section of the 800D you can only install a thin rs240 push and pull or a big RX240 push OR pull. Now, giving this situation since i already have a RX480 in my loop, should i keep the rs240 or go RX240.

Here is my temp max load my SLI GTX 580 with koolance block (RX480 and Rs240)

EDIT: my goal is not to have the best temp around, but enough rad cooling that i can afford to turn all my fans to low RPM and have a very silent rig

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You do know 5XX cards are good up to ~80C. My desktop is all air cooled, but I'll turn off my case fans a lot of the time and just let the GPUs get up to ~45C (normally ~35C at idle) when idling because it's quieter and doesn't affect the life of the cards.
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Sorry, i did not explained myself. I ALREADY HAVE A RX480 ON TOP. i remove the lower cage and installed a RS240 i had laying around. In the lower section of the 800D you can only install a thin rs240 push and pull or a big RX240 push OR pull. Now, giving this situation since i already have a RX480 in my loop, should i keep the rs240 or go RX240.

Here is my temp max load my SLI GTX 580 with koolance block (RX480 and Rs240)

EDIT: my goal is not to have the best temp around, but enough rad cooling that i can afford to turn all my fans to low RPM and have a very silent rig

You'll probably get better temps with the RX series Radiator simply because it will hold a bit more coolant and it will give more surface area for the coolant to contact to release the heat from the coolant. As far as the cards being good up to 80c always remember with any electronic device especially computer components that heat is the enemy it may be rated to 80c but the cooler you keep it the longer it will last.
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As far as the cards being good up to 80c always remember with any electronic device especially computer components that heat is the enemy it may be rated to 80c but the cooler you keep it the longer it will last.

My comment was more aimed at "you don't need a radiator so huge they idle at room temperature" A few degrees higher on the low end of things to save noise when you're just browsing the web is a wonderful thing, and then crank up fans under load to keep load temps under 80C.
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You will get better temps with the RX. And FYI, I have the RX240 in my 800D in the lower hdd cage area with push/pull High speed Yate Loons. So it is possible to get it in there.
 
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As far as the cards being good up to 80c always remember with any electronic device especially computer components that heat is the enemy it may be rated to 80c but the cooler you keep it the longer it will last.

My comment was more aimed at "you don't need a radiator so huge they idle at room temperature" A few degrees higher on the low end of things to save noise when you're just browsing the web is a wonderful thing, and then crank up fans under load to keep load temps under 80C.

Hey no worries I just wanted to point out the reason to water cool is to keep temps as low as possible with as little noise as possible, I totally understand what you're saying as my graphics card is still under air as well.
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PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 7/16in. ID... EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block - Nickel/Plexi EK-FC980 GTX Waterblock for Nvidia 980 GTX - Ni... Windows 8.1 Pro 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro upgrade Corsair AX1200i CaseLabs S8 with Pedestal 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 1100T Asus 990fx Saberthooth EVGA 03G-P4-3668-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW+ 3GB Corsair 16GB DDR3 Kti CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung HD204UI crucial M4 SSD LG Supermulti GH22LS50 XSPC Rasa 750 Dual Bay Res/Pump Combo 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RASA CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor nVidia GTX 680 Full Coverage VGA Blo...  XSPC EX360 Crossflow Triple 120mm Low Profile ... XSPC EX120 Single 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 7/16"I... XSPC G1/4" Thread 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Low Profil... XSPC G1/4" 45 Degree Rotary Adapter - Black Chrome Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit System ... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 40 inch HD TV LN40C630K1F Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard Ultra X3 ULT40311 1000-Watt Power Supply Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse Creative Sound Blaster SB0880 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked 4GB CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO  HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN Samsung HD204UI Seagate 500 GB 7200RPM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 500 GB 7200RPM LG Blue Ray WH14NS40 XSPC EX360 XSPC EX360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 Crossflow Performance PC's Uber 655 Fully Modded D5 ModMyToys Carbon Fiber Enhanced Compression Fit... Mayhems Pastel Coolant - 1 Liter - Blue Berry 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 7/16in. ID... EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block - Nickel/Plexi EK-FC980 GTX Waterblock for Nvidia 980 GTX - Ni... Windows 8.1 Pro 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro upgrade Corsair AX1200i CaseLabs S8 with Pedestal 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 1100T Asus 990fx Saberthooth EVGA 03G-P4-3668-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW+ 3GB Corsair 16GB DDR3 Kti CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung HD204UI crucial M4 SSD LG Supermulti GH22LS50 XSPC Rasa 750 Dual Bay Res/Pump Combo 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RASA CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor nVidia GTX 680 Full Coverage VGA Blo...  XSPC EX360 Crossflow Triple 120mm Low Profile ... XSPC EX120 Single 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 7/16"I... XSPC G1/4" Thread 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Low Profil... XSPC G1/4" 45 Degree Rotary Adapter - Black Chrome Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit System ... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 40 inch HD TV LN40C630K1F Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard Ultra X3 ULT40311 1000-Watt Power Supply Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse Creative Sound Blaster SB0880 
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