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i'm running a ex 360 with my cpu at 4ghz and my 480 and it does a great job at keeping everything cool. i'm running 6 AP-15's in push / pull and even at full speed these fans are not loud they have a completely different sound than most fans (guess that's due to the extra blades)

gpu at idle right now is running 29c
cpu at idle right now is running 26-28c

running furmark my gpu hovers 45-50c
Edited by burksdb - 3/23/12 at 4:59pm
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post #12 of 17
I would just go with a Swiftech MCR420-QP with push pull
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I don't think the EX can really outperform the RX. Even in higher RPM. Pureoverclock review states that

Found some proof http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1401&page=6

It makes a lot more sense
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On the subject of radiators, I've been wondering, where does the water flow though in the middle of the radiator?

does it flow though the tiny zig zag fins? or the straight lines, and the heat just kinda floats into the zig zags, which are then cooled by fans?

Actually, I just answered my own question by a picture
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450

But to try to help you, I think if you want medium low speed, you may have to get a 480mm, for around you say 500-550 TDP.
Although I may be wrong

But it is always nicer to have something a little too cool, instead of a little too hot.
Edited by Peopie - 3/23/12 at 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by Peopie View Post

On the subject of radiators, I've been wondering, where does the water flow though in the middle of the radiator?
does it flow though the tiny zig zag fins? or the straight lines, and the heat just kinda floats into the zig zags, which are then cooled by fans?

The straigh lines, the zigzags are just for dissipation.
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I think you should consider a Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX480 radiator (480 minimum), using the Gentle Typhoons at 1500-1850rpms you'll get excellent performance! The GTX series radiators have 25 FPI and can dissipate 600 watts at a 8C delta at 1500rpms, expect a lower delta at 1850rpm! I'm using it in my rig (below) and I was able to remove one GT AP-15 for another project without changing temps by that much! My GTX480 is heavily overclocked! I would recommend either a MCP655 or a MCP35X pump, EK's cylinder reservoirs are excellent.

Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX480 Radiator Full Review
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