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A quality 480 will beat the same manufacturer's 360, so I wouldn't worry about dropping down to a 360. You can actually pay $7 per to get the high-speeds sleeved from PPCs, if you prefer them that way it's the same price as the unsleeved from FrozenCPU. For a fan controller, the yates aren't particularly high amperage, but most fan controllers I know of are 3-pin, so you'd need some splitters, which shouldn't run much at all. A decent fan controller should have absolutely no problem running 3+ yates per channel, so no need for 2 controllers.
For best performing radiator, you've got a number of options with higher speed fans, anything with a high FPI should do better than stuff like the RX and EX series. I personally like HWLab's Black Ice GTX Xtreme but there should be several if you have a certain brand preference.

I really just want the highest performance. That's all I care about biggrin.gif So HW black ice gtx xtreme?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5327/ex-rad-110/Black_Ice_GTX_Xtreme_480_Radiator_-_Black.html

This will be my best bet with some high speed Yates?
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That would be my recommendation. I haven't personally used the Aquacomputer airplex radiators, but they appear to be a much lower FPI, I can't imagine they perform better than the GTX Xtreme in high-speed situations, especially enough to justify a $50 price difference. Found a quick example of the 480's performance, and it's really top notch:

hwlabs480gtxthermalgrap.png

High speed yates (2200rpm) should perform fairly similarly to the 2k rpm ultra kaze listed there, giving you ~600w cooling at a 7c delta. Even turned down to medium's speeds, you can cool ~600w at 10c delta, which is perfectly acceptable. I'd snag their GTX Xtreme 240 as well, to give you some of the best cooling you can throw in there.

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Oh, here's the full review of it: http://martinsliquidlab.i4memory.com/HWlabs480GTX-Review.html
Edited by bakageta - 2/5/12 at 6:57pm
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Thanks, look I just picked my rads!
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