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I have been doing a little more research and price grabbing.

here is the recommended radiator:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=popup_image_scroll&products_id=27800&image_scroll_id=0

I like it, but wonder how it compares to the beefier 280 rads like ek coolstream and black ice rads. These also have lower fpi and at least one has beefier screws.

I kind of want this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_458&products_id=27521

worried that for my setup this overpriced rad will not make a difference. are we talking fractions of a degree here or maybe 5 degrees? Would like to use mid range speed yate loons or aerocool. GT's are so mainstream:p

also, I cant do the 120-140 adapter thing. space issues.



thanks guys for all the input, its suprising how little info/comparative reviews there are out there on these hardware. Even skinee and martin is a bit out of date.
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any recommendations on a dirt cheap black fan controller would be sweet 2.
    
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I have been doing a little more research and price grabbing.
here is the recommended radiator:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=popup_image_scroll&products_id=27800&image_scroll_id=0
I like it, but wonder how it compares to the beefier 280 rads like ek coolstream and black ice rads. These also have lower fpi and at least one has beefier screws.
I kind of want this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_458&products_id=27521
worried that for my setup this overpriced rad will not make a difference. are we talking fractions of a degree here or maybe 5 degrees? Would like to use mid range speed yate loons or aerocool. GT's are so mainstream:p
also, I cant do the 120-140 adapter thing. space issues.
thanks guys for all the input, its suprising how little info/comparative reviews there are out there on these hardware. Even skinee and martin is a bit out of date.

Seen this ? http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showpost.php?p=10474565&postcount=19
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post #24 of 33
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well that settles that +rep. google translate worked great.

so if im reading this right, its the minimum and maximum change in temperature for each fan speed correct?

planning on aerocool sharks for the fans, but up for other suggestions. I don't get the hype around very low speed fans, because to me any mid range db rating is very tolerable.
    
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I have been doing a little more research and price grabbing.
here is the recommended radiator:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=popup_image_scroll&products_id=27800&image_scroll_id=0
I like it, but wonder how it compares to the beefier 280 rads like ek coolstream and black ice rads. These also have lower fpi and at least one has beefier screws.
I kind of want this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_458&products_id=27521
worried that for my setup this overpriced rad will not make a difference. are we talking fractions of a degree here or maybe 5 degrees? Would like to use mid range speed yate loons or aerocool. GT's are so mainstream:p
also, I cant do the 120-140 adapter thing. space issues.
thanks guys for all the input, its suprising how little info/comparative reviews there are out there on these hardware. Even skinee and martin is a bit out of date.

Seen this ? http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showpost.php?p=10474565&postcount=19

I've been researching 280 rads for a while and I just have a hard time believing that Koolance 280 performs as well as it does with low-med speed fans. It is about half as thick as the other top models (Phobya and Black Ice SR1) with the lowest flowrate. It is either the best designed radiator ever or a statistical error. I would love to use is because it's only 30 mil thick, but just don't trust the testing.
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post #26 of 33
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Interesting, I didn't even notice that because my retailers don't carry koolance rads.

to support your theory thou, the newer phobya g-changer 280 is thicker, and performs slightly better than the magic cool and even the sr-1 in some cases. Only a few degrees diff at mid fan speeds.

So, it seems the surface area of the rad is much more important than the thickness.

I might still get the phobya just for those few degrees. Its only about $30 more whereas the black ice (with leet copper tubes) is like $80 more lol.
    
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I've been researching 280 rads for a while and I just have a hard time believing that Koolance 280 performs as well as it does with low-med speed fans. It is about half as thick as the other top models (Phobya and Black Ice SR1) with the lowest flowrate. It is either the best designed radiator ever or a statistical error. I would love to use is because it's only 30 mil thick, but just don't trust the testing.

Isn't the Koolance 280 have 30fpi??
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yes
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Interesting, I didn't even notice that because my retailers don't carry koolance rads.

to support your theory thou, the newer phobya g-changer 280 is thicker, and performs slightly better than the magic cool and even the sr-1 in some cases. Only a few degrees diff at mid fan speeds.

So, it seems the surface area of the rad is much more important than the thickness.

I might still get the phobya just for those few degrees. Its only about $30 more whereas the black ice (with leet copper tubes) is like $80 more lol.

Ya, I think I'm going to get the Phobya as well. It's priced much better and has the additional inlet and outlet where I need them.
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agree, I'm settled on this matter, now looking for fans.

Any suggestions in the 140mm market? Thermalright x-silents are sold out of course everywhere I look.

Whats the diff between yate loons low med and high fans? is the distinction just for people who can not afford fan controllers? I feel like its an ez decision to get the high speed and throttle it with a controller or is there more to it?

its between the aerocool sharks and some sort of yate loon unless someone has another suggestion?

I like these:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_316_850&products_id=32170

but fear I would like to go past 1300 rpm randomly...is that retarded?
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