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so im stuck on which block to get maybe yall can give some insite to me im looking at either a xspc raystorm or ek supreme ltx . can yall shead some light to this area?
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I believe the Raystorm performs better than the LTX but isn't the supremacy around the same price as the Raystorm?

I, personally, am going to get the acetal supremacy or frosted plexi version.
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I believe the Raystorm performs better than the LTX but isn't the supremacy around the same price as the Raystorm?

I, personally, am going to get the acetal supremacy or frosted plexi version.


Raystorm is a much better than the LTX. The Raystorm is also up to 25 bucks cheaper than the Supremecy depending on finish choice.The Raystorm base is also better suited to SB which matches the OP's cpu.
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Raystorm is a much better than the LTX. .

Not really. It is a tad more restrictive but performance is as good if not better than the Raystorm.
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Raystorm is a much better than the LTX. .

Not really. It is a tad more restrictive but performance is as good if not better than the Raystorm.


Using Stren's data since his was the most recent roundup, the Raystorm performed better than the Supremecy. Going from past data, the LTX is below the HF and the HF even with JP6 is quite a ways down the chart. I spoiler'd the link as it seems links are disappearing mysteriously from posts...
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I would say XSPC too.
Seems to be a few c cooler.
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Using Stren's data since his was the most recent roundup, the Raystorm performed better than the Supremecy. Going from past data, the LTX is below the HF and the HF even with JP6 is quite a ways down the chart. I spoiler'd the link as it seems links are disappearing mysteriously from posts...
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I trust Martin's tests more and his results show the LTX performing better than the copper top Raystorm.
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post #8 of 12
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both are with in 5 dollars of each other the ltx is 45 and the raystorm is 50 so cost isnt an issue in that aspect, i want which ever is going to perform best. as my h50 has been good to me but i want a near silent build and better load temps so that means time for a real loop. and note the supremecy and ltx arnt the same the ltx is their entry
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Heh, for me it came down to do I want to see the coolant through the top of the block or do I want to light it up? Same question applied to my GPU cooler. I went the shiny light route. The temp differences were minimal.
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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_498_490&products_id=36004

^^ ltx


and i dont think i need to link the raystorm


but its 50 at ppcs

but based on the link to the 2012 rundown the raystorm appears to be the way to go. am i safe in assuming that ?
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