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Ek 240xt or XSPC 360EX ?

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Hey guys,

I am going to be doing a cpu loop in my Bitfenix raider case real soon and to do so it will require some modding. The plan is to cut a hole in the top to fit the rad and the fans will sit above the rad under the top bezel in a pull configuration.

My question is is there much difference in performance between the XSPC 360 and EK 240 with a pull only configuration? I am opting towards the 240 as it is shorter and will fit nicer but my concern is being 47mm deep it will hang down a little more and block my ram possibly. The 360 however is thiner which is nice but longer so the i/o cables will have routed differently to allow the 360 to fit.

Here is what the 360 looks like in the case:

CaseSetuptop360mm.pngCaseSetup360mm.png

Render of the 240 in the case to come soon after i finish study for the day.

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post #2 of 7
The extra surface area on the EX360 should put it performing better than the EK 240, despite it being thicker. If you're only doing a CPU loop though, a 240mm is plenty of radiator for that. You could always go with an EX240 if you're concerned about the thickness of the EK, the performance should be pretty similar.
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post #3 of 7
+1 on the EX240, really on any of the EX rads. Price/performance they're hard to beat ( and thin too) just throw a couple of 1000+ RPM fans on there.

Agreed, a 240 should more than suffice for a CPU only loop.
     
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Good idea with the EX240 thumb.gif, probably is my best option but i want to get the MOST out of what i can as i will be overclocking hopefully to aorund 4.5ghz-ish-ish.

Anyone have first hand experience with either of these radiators?

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Yeah, I have both an EX240 and EX360 in my build, what did you need to know?
     
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What are your opinons on them? specially the 240, what temps would you reckon i would id at with an OC of about 4.2 i am for?
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So i have decided to go with the ex 240 and i measured up a my case correctly and i can fit an EK240 but i have gone with the EX240 as it was in stock. Thanks for the help guys
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