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Hey so looking at my budget, reviews, benchmarks etc on this kit makes it look like a promising option, but I had an idea while thinking it over. Would 2 rs240 Rads outperform one rx240 rad.....

- Setup will be in a Phantom 410 case, planning on adding a gpu block at some point.
-Price of RX240 kit is $169.99
-Price of RS240 kit + RS240 rad = $179.99 (+ extra tubing)
-if I use the RX240 I can only use a push OR pull since I want it all in the case. If I use the RS I can do push pull on the top rad.

What do you guys think, what is a more efficient cooling option, or are there options I may be missing, will the pump be sufficient for a full 2 rad loop?
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RS240 PUSH/PULL > then RX240 PULL or PUSH Alone. 2 of them Will be much better.
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2 rs will ofcourse be better, but its totally dependent on if you have space in your case and also gives headroom to add other components down the track. the rs also will benefit from some higher rpm fans.
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Cool I never knew push/pull would outperform the bigger rad, I guess the width of the rx makes a pushpull even more necessary. Thanks guys
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Well I've seen the NZXT phantom 410 with rads set up on top or on the bottom, so doing both shouldn't be an issue, I'm a little bit worried about airflow at this point, why I wouldnt want to mount a rad on the front of the case.
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I would say for for the 2 rads so theres not a ridiculous amount of heat collecting in the loop, waiting to be dumped off on a single rad. Instead, you can have heat exchanged at 2 different points because the water coming out of those gpus is going to be just as hot as a cpu's.
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Cool I never knew push/pull would outperform the bigger rad, I guess the width of the rx makes a pushpull even more necessary. Thanks guys

Yeah Push/Pull makes a world of difference with Radiators.

Look at this review.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1235372/xspc-rs360-vs-rx360-360-radiator-shootout-part-1
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post #8 of 13
I would also be weary of those stock rasa pumps being able to push that entire loop by itself. May want to go with a better pump choice.
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Was also thinking about where to place the rad, should the rad be in between the gpu and cpu?

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Was also thinking about where to place the rad, should the rad be in between the gpu and cpu?
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When planning out your build, keep in mind that the rs240 only has one inlet and one outlet, both on the same end of the radiator.
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