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Radiator Help (three particular to choose from, confused?!)

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I'm looking at a radiator that is at my local microcenter in stock.

The three are:

XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin Radiator


Swiftech Extreme Duty Quadruple 120mm Radiator with 1/4" BSPP hubs

Danger Den Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator

Although the 2nd one is quad it will still work with my case. I just don't know which one is the best for cpu and gpu (i5 2500k but will upgrade to an i7 3770k later) (gpu is single 670 4gb but will SLI later)

Fans I assume I'd get the AF-SP120 (High performance and high pressure)
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I would get the XSPC EX360. Very good heat dissipating and doesn't affect the flow by much.

XSPC EX360 Radiator (MartinLiquid's Lab review)

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CONCLUSION
The XSPC EX360 is an excellent performing radiator tuned slightly toward optimal performance using slower speed fans. I have seen some mixed results saying the EX may outperform the RX series, but I wasn’t able to reproduce that on my test bench. I found it to be closer in performance to the RS series but slightly tuned for more lower speed fans. It does go against the grain in density thinking though because by it’s looks I would have expected the opposite between RS and EX series. Perhaps my results are in error somehow, but I tested and retested two samples and got much the same result.

Some slim radiators do perform better than premium rads using slower speed fans, but the premium double thickness models generally have a broader tuning across the fan speeds and also generally perform a bit better using higher speed fans.


The EX is an excellent radiator in slim thickness. It is generally lower in cost, provides more space for push/pull configurations. If you are struggling with the decision between something like the EX in push/pull fan setup vs an RX with just one set of fans, I would suggest the EX. The extra fan performance in push/pull will no doubt be the stronger performer and at the reduced EX price, that’s a hard bargain to miss out on.
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post #3 of 4
You'll really like the EX360. I recently used one in my latest build, the X-flow version and it's performs very well. Hard to beat the price to performance ratio it offers.
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Thanks guys.. quick responses and great help!
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