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Hope they perform well together, RX240 and the EX360 both from XSPC, the difference in size is something noticeable tongue.gif

Hope they like these fans + Enermax TB Silence fans
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They are thin, but with proper fans can perform better thumb.gif
 
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Yup, think was around 1200rpm mark with decent fans the EX will start to match and outperform the RX
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They are thin, but with proper fans can perform better thumb.gif
Exactly what Bundys review showed me, and at less then $70 I can't complain. This thing is gonna be awesome when its mounted on top, hope I can get 6 fans on it without the heat sinks on the board interfering.
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Yup, think was around 1200rpm mark with decent fans the EX will start to match and outperform the RX
Those SilenX fans are rated at ~1400 rpm, so I should be good on that. I hope mixing fans won't be to detrimental to temps, the TB silence fans max at 900 rpm but still push 70+cfm. Gonna have the SilenX fans as push and the Enermax fans as pull.
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Yup, think was around 1200rpm mark with decent fans the EX will start to match and outperform the RX

I thought the RX series was the best. I'm gonna have to go and look at Bundy's reviews more carefully this time, I'll admit about halfway through skipping towards the end and seeing the number one radiator redface.gif. Noise doesn't bother me so if I can get thinner rads then the RX I'm all in.
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I thought the RX series was the best. I'm gonna have to go and look at Bundy's reviews more carefully this time, I'll admit about halfway through skipping towards the end and seeing the number one radiator redface.gif. Noise doesn't bother me so if I can get thinner rads then the RX I'm all in.

For very low speed fans, the RX was tops. It fell off slightly with medium speed fans.
 
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i am running 2 ex240s and have found 1500rpm to be the sweet spot for my cm sickleflow fans. they are the not the best fans for these rads though

anything higher than 1500 results in more noise with minimal cooling gains
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I thought the RX series was the best. I'm gonna have to go and look at Bundy's reviews more carefully this time, I'll admit about halfway through skipping towards the end and seeing the number one radiator redface.gif. Noise doesn't bother me so if I can get thinner rads then the RX I'm all in.

If noise doesn't bother you, something like the Black Ice GTX series would be the rad to go with, thick and high FPI designed for high rpm fans, with a fair bit more cooling capability than any of the low FPI radiators. Bundy's review is more targeted at the low noise segment, which is very popular here on OCN. There really isn't one best radiator, one that's great with silent fans isn't going to be tops with 3k rpm fans, etc.
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I thought the RX series was the best. I'm gonna have to go and look at Bundy's reviews more carefully this time, I'll admit about halfway through skipping towards the end and seeing the number one radiator redface.gif. Noise doesn't bother me so if I can get thinner rads then the RX I'm all in.

RX just means the RAD is thicker and can perform on lower speed fans. @OP put the faster fans on the Ex and slower on the RX as you know.. by the looks you have fans but my recomendation is as always Yate loons.. just something to consider next time round and some specs for you
http://www.yateloon.com/manufacturer/8511/8511.html smile.gif
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i am running 2 ex240s and have found 1500rpm to be the sweet spot for my cm sickleflow fans. they are the best fans for these rads though
anything higher than 1500 results in more noise with minimal cooling gains

best fans will be xspc 1650rpm fans and only 6.95 at kooletek.com. on top of that they can keep up with gentle typhoons 1850rpm fans which cost 20 bucks or more.
plus xspc fans are sleeved black and have a black fan connector.
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