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Here is my EX and RX on my torture rack...had to do a little remodeling for a recent LAN event..smile.gif
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I also have a GTX and SR1, so give me a few months and I'll have a good comparison of them all.
    
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ohh that's hawt
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Wow a RX240 and an EX 240 for a CPU? DAMN!~
    
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From what I can tell its hard to say what is the best RAD, until you know about what fans your going to be running. From my understanding if you dont mind some noise and using higher speed fans the Black Ice rad is one of the best. If planning to use lower/quieter fans then there are other Rads that cool better. XSPC RX rads are best for low speed quiet fans. EX is doing great for med speed fans and so on. You know what fans your going to use?
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What he said ^

Fan speed plays a big part in the effectiveness of the rad. For lower speed fans I would go with something with a lower FPI like the XSPC RX, for higher speed fans a higher FPI like the BI GTX. For price / performance you can't go wrong with the Swiftech QP rads, plus their plenums (chambers at the end with the ports on) are rather good and really seem to help with bleeding the rads.

As for real world difference, it is honestly going to be pretty small for a well balanced loop. If you are short of rad space for your load then it will make a bigger difference.
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Wow a RX240 and an EX 240 for a CPU? DAMN!~

Look again, those are 360s...

Trying to get under a 2°C water - air delta on load Martin?
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Oh damn, your're right. My mind wasnt able to comprehend the insanity going through Martin's mind and altered the information entering my brain to make it more believeable. I hope I am right in seeing just one set of fans on each rad and not push/pull smile.gif
    
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lol..yeah and I might do a pair of 240s for the GPU loop after all is said and done... I like single digit water/air deltas..smile.gif
    
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From what I can tell its hard to say what is the best RAD, until you know about what fans your going to be running. From my understanding if you dont mind some noise and using higher speed fans the Black Ice rad is one of the best. If planning to use lower/quieter fans then there are other Rads that cool better. XSPC RX rads are best for low speed quiet fans. EX is doing great for med speed fans and so on. You know what fans your going to use?

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I have both on different systems and like them both. However, I did come across an issue with one of my XSPC rads (see EPIC FAIL link in my Tiamat build log.) After using them both I don't think either would be a bad choice - even with my problems with one of my XSPC rads.
   
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I have 3 RX 240s.
One with a pair of Scythe GT 1850s pulling, cooling a Phenom X6 1090T.
Other two with Scythe GT 1450s and 1150s push/pull for a 2600K and GTX 570.
And I'm well satisfied with their effectiveness.

The only Black Ice rads I've used are the older Pro120, BIX240 and GTS240 all of which needed 1800+rpm fans specially the GTS.

Real world difference? Not much in the temps you will get between 2 different brand rads of the same size and similar fin density.
Black Ice certainly have a better quality look and feel to them tho.

Also, if you use Scythe GTs, the 6-32 threads for fan mounting on the XSPC rads are good cos they allow you to use these
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60_724_728&products_id=27245
they will fit in the otherwise-to-be-dremelled-out inner corners of the GTs.
Short M4 screws for the Black Ice rads just wont go into the Scythe GT corners without surgery, so you will have to use 30mm screws.
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