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Looking at using some VERY quiet fans (25-30CFM) , to cool i7-950 and (when available) 2 x gtx680 4GB (using 2xgtx570 right now though). Wanting a pretty strong overclock on the 950, and mildish on the gtx680's when that happens.

Case (Corsair 800D) has room for a 360 and a 120 stock. If that's not going to be enough radiator, I could throw a 240 in the bottom with the basic mod.

So do I go for RX rads or SR-1? The SR-1 is quite expensive, but is it worth the extra?

Also, any links to a straightforward mod that can put a bigger rad in an 800D than 360?

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The RX will do fine, this is the rad I use in my main rig in sig. The SR1 does perform better than the rx. So the choice is up to you
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Alphacool Nexxos is the new top dawg in town, specifically the 60mm rad. Between thse two though rx or sr1, I'd just get the cheaper one since they're really close.
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Alphacool Nexxos is the new top dawg in town, specifically the 60mm rad. Between thse two though rx or sr1, I'd just get the cheaper one since they're really close.

Is the new Alphacool Nexxos really that much better than an SR1 ? Im also looking to put some quiet Radiators in my PC-Q08

I was planning on running the 140 SR1 and possibly the 120 GT Stealth..

Maybe I need to look into Alphacool now ...
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Is the new Alphacool Nexxos really that much better than an SR1 ? Im also looking to put some quiet Radiators in my PC-Q08
I was planning on running the 140 SR1 and possibly the 120 GT Stealth..
Maybe I need to look into Alphacool now ...

It beats the SR1 AND the GTX at the same time.
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It beats the SR1 AND the GTX at the same time.

Not exactly, it depends on the RPM of the fan.

At 600 RPM the SR-1 and alphacool NexXxos XT45 are at the top and OP was looking for a rad for a quiet(er) loop. But overall the alphacool NexXxos UT60 is the best on all ranges (which I wasn't expecting).
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To be honest the first 8 radiators you would not notice the difference in real life at 600RPM, so any of them will do.
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Who in their right mind would buy a rad for only one speed when they're is a rad that wins in all the ranges for less? I also don't know of too many people that actually run at 600rpm loaded. The actual amount of surface area you'd need to run a loop at load at that speed is ludicrous when you can just turn the speed up to 1000rpm, makes no sense. Also having a rad that can run high-speed is great for benching when you actually need mass cooling.
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not everyone spends their lives on benching... unless you are folding, having a rig with a lot of radiator surface area and low RPM fans is nice..

OP: I dont own a Nexxus or a RX radiator, so I can't comment..

but I own a SR1 120, 240 and 360, I can tell you they are very well made.. The paint does not chip easily, the entire unit is very sturdy, they didn't skimp out and use a thinner out body alloy, and the best thing is... THERE WAS NO FLUX when I flushed it... with HWL radiators, you are paying extra for quality and craftsmanship..


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I own two 360s and one 480 SR1s and with my R4s to their lowest voltage (and thus rpm) its super quiet. Quality is far better than the XSPC. I would just get what ever is cheaper.

Btw, use a fan controller that allows you to control 0-100% of the voltage. Some controllers are limited two around 40-60% minimum.
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