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Having a hard time deciding which radiator to buy. Which would you?

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-coolstream-rad-xtc-280.html

or

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-coolstream-rad-xtx-240.html


xtx model has higher quality components supposedly , but smaller radiator...I can fit both easily. I have read a bunch of bs about 120mm fans are more better or at least as good as 140mm, so should i just get the 240?
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Having a hard time deciding which radiator to buy. Which would you?
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-coolstream-rad-xtc-280.html
or
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-coolstream-rad-xtx-240.html
xtx model has higher quality components supposedly , but smaller radiator...I can fit both easily. I have read a bunch of bs about 120mm fans are more better or at least as good as 140mm, so should i just get the 240?

Martins liquid lab tested "some" 140mm's. They do have a slight advantage (except against 38mm thick 120's) to 120's. It also seems the Yate's beat out every other 140 he tested. Which is nice because they are quite affordable.

Google: Martins Liquid Lab and look under fan testing.
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i dont mind spending $10 more on 140mm fans. Would put these fans on if 140mm makes a noticable diff.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13925/fan-905/Akasa_140mm_x_25mm_Apache_Black_Super_Silent_PWM_Fan_w_Hydro_Dynamic_Bearings_-_Black_AK-FN062.html


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the 280 would have more surface area there for dessipates more heat. areocool shark fans are what i would use with a decent controler. since they have great static pressure and they come in both 120mm and 140mm
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the 280 would have more surface area there for dessipates more heat. areocool shark fans are what i would use with a decent controler. since they have great static pressure and they come in both 120mm and 140mm

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I'm guessing the XTX revision for the EK rad's doesnt make much of a difference. I couldnt find reviews for both of these units. I think the xtx just came out recently. No way it could stand up to the extra surface area of a 280mm i bet.
    
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What case would you be putting this in?
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sorry i wouodnt be able to help u their. personally i would choose thr XSPC RX240 rad

this one is smexyy to me. u can get really low rpm, quiet fans and it works great and has a ton of surface area to dessipate heat.

www.frozencpu.com/products/8522/ex-rad-145/XSPC_RX240_Dual_120mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s160
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What case would you be putting this in?

its a test bench, so lots of space to do whatever.
    
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