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I am currently running a XSPC RS360 radiator cooling my CPU only. I am going to be adding my 3 gtx 285's to the loop and was planning on either adding a 240, likely the XSPC EX240, or just upgrading the RS360 to a Black Ice SR1 480. Price should come close to the same either way so I would like some input on deciding between the two. I'm running a 800D so both options will require some jigsaw action on my case. wink.gif
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the single larger rad would probably look cleaner and provide best performance ....i run the rs360 with my rig..2x6950's...i added 3 fans for a push/pull and get great results....gpu's max out at 43c.....cpu at 43c also....everything heavily oc'ed thumb.gif
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Wow, I was told the RS360 would not do well with a CPU and GPU's in the loop... still can't make up my mind though.
Thanks for the info! thumb.gif
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You could switch to an RX or AquaComputer AMS 360 which are thicker and low FPI (for silent performance) and you could handle those cards. I'd figure a think 120 for each component, but thicker rads could probably handle it too if you didn't want to mod. If you're going to mod, you can get a rectangular 480 in with minimal effort, but an odd shape like the SR-1 will force you to mod the drive stack to make a wider opening.
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You could switch to an RX or AquaComputer AMS 360 which are thicker and low FPI (for silent performance) and you could handle those cards. I'd figure a think 120 for each component, but thicker rads could probably handle it too if you didn't want to mod. If you're going to mod, you can get a rectangular 480 in with minimal effort, but an odd shape like the SR-1 will force you to mod the drive stack to make a wider opening.

I did not realize the SR1 would require modding the drive bays, thats some very usefull info as I dont want to do that. I think I'm going to do both actually, upgrade the RS360 to a EX360, and install a EX240 in the bottom. From what I have seen the EX360 performs much better with high CFM fans than the RS. I am running 2600 RPM 118CFM 38mm fans in pull, you think those fans will be sufficient for the EX 360 and 240?
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I did not realize the SR1 would require modding the drive bays, thats some very usefull info as I dont want to do that. I think I'm going to do both actually, upgrade the RS360 to a EX360, and install a EX240 in the bottom. From what I have seen the EX360 performs much better with high CFM fans than the RS. I am running 2600 RPM 118CFM 38mm fans in pull, you think those fans will be sufficient for the EX 360 and 240?

My two cents is that adding a 240 in the bottom would probably be enough as is, but if you have the money (you can also sell your old RS for some cash too) and the interest the EX360 will probably show slightly better temps. Not huge, but maybe a few C. High RPM fans will work well on any rad, but you might look for higher FPI options since they would pair better with your fans. You might even consider a 240mm SR rad for the bottom where there's a little more room.
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