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I need a slim 360 radiator and a fatty 240 to cool 2 GTX580s and a 2600k (and future updates). Black Ice seems to win the FPI battle (for a premium price). Anyone who own both care to comment on the real-world differences? Many thanks for the input.
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Take a look at Phobya rads. They are fat (60mm) and I've been very impressed with the performance. They come in much cheaper than Black Ice.
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I will, but I do need 1x 360 slim.
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I don't think you could go wrong with a Swiftech 360. It performs well for the price and across different fan speeds.
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I don't think you could go wrong with a Swiftech 360. It performs well for the price and across different fan speeds.

Read somewhere complaints about paint flaking...not an issue?
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Mine did a little at the bottom end where the ports are, but I did have it for a while. I do touch ups with Sharpies though. biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 28
I have a RX series XSPC rad and love the performance, it also works extremely well with low speed fans, couldn't ask for anything better. It cools my i7-920 and 5970 like a charm.
post #8 of 28
Black Ice, definitely. Phobya, Swiftech, and XSPC all have the same OEM for their rads, so quality falls behind Black Ice. Also note that the Koolance CU1020 series is basically the same as the Black Ice GT Stealth.
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post #9 of 28
If you like good slimmer rads, I'd check out the EX series from XSPC as that's what I currently have. Great price as well.
post #10 of 28
RX240 next to EX360, both from XSPC

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