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post #1 of 11
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Hey all got a question....

The first link is one of the rads in my loop... Is the rx any better than the ex? Also Is the alpha cool better than both?



http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_1075&products_id=32769

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_1075&products_id=32769

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_1075&products_id=32769


I know more surface area and size is better but just wondering about the ex vs rx mainly, cause the ex has the cross flow fins
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post #2 of 11
You can check this one:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173028

Ex is a 35 mm rad. The rx and the UT60 are 60mm rads.
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post #3 of 11
First of all, that's the same link posted three times and i think this will answer your question:

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post #4 of 11
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woops sorry about the link dumb on my part, so changing the ex rad to the rx wont really matter? And yes i know its 35mm vs the 60. Just wondering how much better the 60mm are
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post #5 of 11
I have rad comparison in my water cooling guide
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/913181-water-cooling-guide-noobs.html#post11984918

Also you have to make your decision on what fans you want to use on the radiator
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post #6 of 11
If you don't have a rad I would get the RX, they are very good performers but if you already have and EX rad I probably wouldn't bother.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post

I have rad comparison in my water cooling guide
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/913181-water-cooling-guide-noobs.html#post11984918

Also you have to make your decision on what fans you want to use on the radiator

This^^

I didn't go by this my first time & got horrible results...

I have a Alphacool UT60 & you can use low RPM fans 1500 & lower & get great performance. I think the RX series is the same as well. Look @ your rads & check the FPI(Fins Per Inch) on them. The lest they have, the slower the fans have to be. Also make sure you have enough room in your case.

For example, if you were to get a UT60 or a RX rad. You'll need about 85MM in your space that the ran & fans will be....

Alphacool UT60 & XSPC RX run neck & neck
 
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post #8 of 11
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Didn't want to quote all, thanks guys.

I would and can mod room for some 60mm's but I have to use 2 ex's, so I would have to have different sets of fans. Maybe i could get the Quiet edition corsair sp fans for the rx rads and the hp editions for my ex rads. This is all down the line just wanted to make sure my hunches were correct!

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post #9 of 11
Anything Alphacool. They make amazing rads
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post #10 of 11
Yes Alphacool all the way. If you are using Monsta'a or UT60's make sure you have them in push/pull. With XT45's and ST30's you could probably get away with one fan, but it's always better to do push/pull. The ST30's allow you to use a slower moving fan for less noise because the fins aren't so close together. Alphacool has a rad for whatever your needs are. They also have screw-stoppers on the rad so beginners don't make the mistake of driving the screw to far in and ruining the fins. All of their rads mostly copper. One of the only parts of it that is not copper is the G1/4 threads and they are made of brass. They do that because brass can withstand a lot more wear and tear than copper can so it results in a longer lasting radiator. I would never choose a company other than Alphacool for my rads (Even though in my build log I am using a 200mm Phobya Xtreme biggrin.gif Got it for free thumb.gif ). I also am going to choose Alphacool for blocks for my 7950. They are so sexy and sleek. Just don't get the new Titan blocks from them. They are ugly as all hell!
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