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What do you guys think is the best triple 120mm radiator in performance? thinking.gif
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What do you guys think is the best triple 120mm radiator in performance? thinking.gif

depends on the fan's you want to use and the speed you want to run them at. Details son! So. What fans you want to use?
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What would you recommend for fans lol? Im new to watercooling. I know the basics but what fans and radiators are best, that I do not know
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What would you recommend for fans lol? Im new to watercooling. I know the basics but what fans and radiators are best, that I do not know

If your new to water cooling, and have little idea what kind of set up you want, your should start with an XSPC Rasa kit. They have an RS360 and a RX360 version's. The difference between the two is the rad's. The RS is thinner and better suited in higher RPM fan set up's, the RX is thicker and coolers better in lower RPM fans set up's. Both kits come with everything needed to set up a water loop. Pump, rad, res, fittings and CPU block and fans. You should change out the tubing for something else. The kit tubing is cheap. Add in some distilled water, PT nuke, kill coil, and a fan controller and your set.

To pick between the two kits, first see if your case allow's both to fit, one is skinny and one is THICK. If both will fit get the RS if you don't mind a little bit of noise, get the RX for silent operation. Hope this helps some.


EDIT: minor spelling issue....What is a "can controller" anyway?
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The rx series by XSPC are great for noise, but if you really want the best of the best you'd better go for a Black Ice GT Extreme 360mm radiator.
So, what's the difference?
The XSPC radiators have a low fin count, meaning the density of the fins is very small. The rx series benefit from this by allowing slower moving/less pressure/cfm fans to be able to push air through the widely space fins.
As for the black-ice xtreme, the density is very very high and you will need high CFM fans with good static pressure, which you can get from 38mm fans or Scythe GT's (gentle typhoons). The dense fins means that more heat is dissipated from the copper tubes inside, therefore the amount of heat cooled is more.

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XSPC RX360 smile.gif why go water cooling if your going to add loud fans RX series you can have low rpm fans
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Black Ice GTX radiators are the best you can get. Put them in push/pull with 1450 RPM Gentle Typhoons, and it'll cool better than a RX 360 radiator with the same fan configuration. 1450 RPM Gentle Typhoons are almost silent.
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Black Ice GTX radiators are the best you can get. Put them in push/pull with 1450 RPM Gentle Typhoons, and it'll cool better than a RX 360 radiator with the same fan configuration. 1450 RPM Gentle Typhoons are almost silent.

Radiator round up's show otherwise.

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Aqua Computer airplex revolution 360/420

it wins because it is essentially a 3x140 radiator, just with 120mm fan mounts on one side, if you can fit it, it beats all regular 360 rads

comparison to thermochill

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That's if he has the fan slots and space for that monster mad.gif

I've seen some other radiators from Aqua computer, especially the full copper one where you can attach an MCP355 pump to it... awesome... but expensive biggrin.gif
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