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post #1 of 9
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Right now I have the XSPC Ray storm 360 kit with the RS360 radiator. I am going to be putting a EK GPU block on my 580 here soon and wondering if it was worth spending the $120 on the RX360 just to cool 1cpu and 1gpu or if the money would be better spent elsewhere.
post #2 of 9
Not to me. If you were to add it in addition to the loop, as opposed to using it replace your old one, perhaps it would. I doubt you will see much improvement in temps if you do use it as a replacement.

Save the money for a bigger case so you can add more rads?
    
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Youll be fine mate, that rad will handle both easily
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Not to me. If you were to add it in addition to the loop, as opposed to using it replace your old one, perhaps it would. I doubt you will see much improvement in temps if you do use it as a replacement.
Save the money for a bigger case so you can add more rads?
Have HAF-X case so isn't small by any means.
Was thinking of upgrading case and rad fans instead of upgrading rad.

Still have the fans that came with the Raystorm kit on the rad and the fans that came with my case on the case. Was thinking of upgrading rad fans to the Corsair Air HF 120s and use Spectre Pros for case fans.
post #5 of 9
The RX is almost twice as thick as the RS so keep that in mind. Also the RS is brass and the RX is copper so the RX will dissapate heat better.

RX out performs the RS on every level so its a nice upgrade.
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post #6 of 9
No, not a worthwhile upgrade at all.

Your RS360 will be fine, yes the RX is thicker and will outperform yours, but we are talking 5 or 10%... definitely not worth it when your RS360 has plenty of capacity... so much so that I'd have that off you!!! It's a bit of a myth that double-thickness of a rad makes a huge difference.



Thanks to martinsliquidlabs for that pic.

For me... put some Gentle Typhoon AP-14s or AP-15s on, this will make a much bigger difference in the performance. AP-14s will be plenty, but AP-15s would be best if you SLI'd.

Cheers,

DB
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Ok, will probably stick with the rs then. I'll get the ap15s to put on it, I have a question tough.

If the rad is mounted at the top of the haf x and I wanna do push pull on it would I use 3 of the ap15s and have the 200mm fans do the pulling or should I use 6 ap15s with 3 pushing and 3 pulling in addition to the 200mm pulling?
post #8 of 9
I personally would just have 3 x 120mm GT AP-15s pulling air through the rad and exhausting it out the top. The extra benefits of push/pull aren't worth it vs the extra noise in your setup.

If you insist on push/pull, then 6 x AP-15s so that push matches pull... but that won't be silent!

Cheers,

DB
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Originally Posted by Del Boy View Post

I personally would just have 3 x 120mm GT AP-15s pulling air through the rad and exhausting it out the top. The extra benefits of push/pull aren't worth it vs the extra noise in your setup.
If you insist on push/pull, then 6 x AP-15s so that push matches pull... but that won't be silent!
Cheers,
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^this, but pull air from the outside. what chip are we talking about?
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