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Hey all,

What's the best low profile dual 120 radiator these days? Noise isn't an issue, I just want the best cooling possible with a small form factor. Stuff like the RS 240/MCR 220, but I don't know which would be better.

On another note; I have some Scythe S-Flex fans, around 1800rpm I think, are they any good?
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post #2 of 28
Check out Martin's test of Rad's here


Alphacool NexXxos XT45 is the top performing "slim" radiator at 45 mm thick. Those fans are ok, but make a lot of noise and have low static pressure. Nothing currently tops a AP-15 for sound / pressure as the king of rad fans but they are pricey.
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this might be helpful:

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Thanks guys. DizZz, what is that a graph of? There are no labels on the axis.
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post #5 of 28
Plus it doesn't say what fans are being used so its not very helpful
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How slim do you want your rads? 30mm or 45mm?

What rpm are you planning to run your fans?
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post #7 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

How slim do you want your rads? 30mm or 45mm?

What rpm are you planning to run your fans?

35mm at most. I will probably be buying AP-15s which are 1850RPM.

Based off that link, the MCR 220 seems to be my best bet. I can get it in Canada as opposed to the Alphacool, and it is almost as good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by airplaneman View Post

Thanks guys. DizZz, what is that a graph of? There are no labels on the axis.

The graph is suppoed to represent delta T for each rad. I really would not give a whole lot of credit to that. I remember reading the guy's testing procedure and it's not reliable. As far as I'm concered, if Martin didn't test it, it does not exist.
So I don't beleive in aliens because Martin has not tested any aliens .....yet.

For 30mm rads, the very best performer is the ST30 ny Alphacool.
Edited by PepeLapiu - 2/18/13 at 9:57pm
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Thanks guys. DizZz, what is that a graph of? There are no labels on the axis.


It's delta at 1200 or 1500rpm iirc, from Bundys roundup. Look at the AX kick some serious butt. If you pulled the core out of the removable case, it's be like 30mm otherwise it is 40mm.
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