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So for my SSF WC'ing building Im trying to find some solutions for radiators.

I can do a very slim 240 black ice with 2 fans or was thinking Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 120.

Not sure what rad I would be sufficient to cool an undervolted/underclocked 3570k and a 650ti.

Or if there are other options in which will cool these just fine and not be so space consuming.
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Those are very different radiators. It would help if you posted the case you plan to use so we know how much space you will have. Do you want quiet?
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Yes, without knowing about the rig "philosophy" and case space, it is difficult to answer. For silence-oriented rigs and limited case space, I'd recommend the Alphacool ST30 radiators : this things are amazingly slim and, according to Martin's Lab, very efficient at low fan speed. But if space is not a concern, the black-ice SR-1 are fantastic low fan speed performers.
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I'll be building my own case. Planning to have a volume of about 10L

The 240 is very thin and about the length of the case.. but the 120 is really thick. I would prefer the system to be quiet
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I have used the black ice pro 240 which I'm assuming you are referring to, and I did not like it much. The finish was crappy and the screw holes are not threaded. I would suggest the XSPC EX240 for a slim radiator if I had to pick one.
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While I disagree with the quality of the newest Black Ice radiators, I agree with the fact you should look at a different brand. Black Ice radiators have a very very high fin density requiring high static pressure fans that can usually lead to louder ones. If you're looking to be very quiet, something like an EX240 radiator from XSPC has a much lower fin density that allows lower RPM fans to effectively cool it. 

post #7 of 11
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well i dont want a loud rig, since this is going to be small and WC'ing i dont see the reason to doing that and it being loud. I went WC'ing for a reason. Yes i may have to sacrifice temps to be quiet and the size i want.
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I would check out the XSPC AX line. They're very thin, medium density rad with split fin design making it very efficient in the 1000-1500 rpm range. It matches a lot of big honking thick rads at that range, and in a package 40mm thick.
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the AX series is a bit too thick. I like the alphacool ST series.
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Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer View Post

the AX series is a bit too thick. I like the alphacool ST series.


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The AX is 40mm vs the ST30 30mm. However the AX is right next to the Monsta at 1200rpm and 1500rpm delta wise, only as high as .4c separation. The ST30 at those speeds is up to 2c higher.



http://www.overclockingstation.de/wasserkuehlung/9657-bundymania-review-goldene-mitte-grosse-tripleradiator-vergleichstest-update-14-9-12-a.html
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