Originally Posted by SpykeZ
You're awesome. I suppose you don't know the MM thickness of the RS and RX XSPC radiators? I'm really just thinking about going with the RS360.
I'm curious how it'll perform against the new swiftech.
The RS series is 35mm thick and the RX series is 62mm thick. I have used both.
My build called "White Ranger"
uses the RS360 with 6 fans on it in a Switch 810 case. My build called "The Betty"
uses 3 of the RX360's with 18 fans on them in an external case. My other build, "Muzzle Flash"
uses an RX360 with 6 fans on it in a Switch 810 case and it also has a Monsta 360 radiator that is 86mm thick with 6 fans on it in a pedestal that is attached to the Switch 810.
As far as how radiators perform, you really should look at what many consider the standard for radiator reviews ... Martin's Liquid Labs ... http://martinsliquidlab.org/
Here are several relevant links:
and for the Swiftech:
Personally, I love the RX thicker radiator, especially with low RPM fans. It has a TON of cooling while running very quiet fans, especially when you mount a fan on both sides.
Another good set of radiators is from Alphacool (that is who makes the "Monsta"). They are comparable to the XSPC RS and RX, but are much nicer IMO. They are all copper, they include everything you will ever need, and have 6 ports plus a top fill port as opposed to the standard 2 so you can run tubing any which way you want, and have screw guards that prevent you from putting the screws in too far and puncturing the radiator core (which, sadly, I have done once).
They have 30mm thick, 45mm thick, 60mm thick, and 86mm thick radiators.
The UT450 and UT60 are by far their most popular. And most US shops carry them.
Also, Martin did a review of many of the Alphacool rads, and has some comparisons (this is just using "push" fans only). Different radiators do better than others (and worse) with different RPM fans on them. I personally like the 1450RPM fan. Others love the 800RPM ones on the thicker 60mm radiators because they still do a good amount of cooling and are virtually silent (although a good fan like the Gentle Typhoon AP-14 at 1450RPM is all but silent, even at 2 feet away and when you have 18 of them going at once.)
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/12/alphacool-nexxxos-ut60-360-radiator/4/Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 2/1/13 at 7:26pm