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Guys need help. Going to be running the gt 2150's. I was looking at the ax480 xspc and the alphacool xt45 480.

Both are around the same price. Urgent guys. And thanks
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Guys need help. Going to be running the gt 2150's. I was looking at the ax480 xspc and the alphacool xt45 480.

Both are around the same price. Urgent guys. And thanks


What fans are you using? The AX480 will easily outperform the Aphacool rad if you have proper static pressure on your fans, but it's also a split fin radiator so there's LOTS of flow restriction.
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Im going to be using the Scythe GT 2150 which we got on a GO here.
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Why not a Black Ice GTX 480? The high FPI (20 FPI) count on the radiators will match the massive airflow of 2150s, so it'll give you better performance over the XT45.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/09/hardware-labs-gtx-360-radiator/4/


Edit: On a second though, the XT45 might be a better radiator overall.
Edited by sakerfalcon - 5/20/13 at 12:17pm
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Assuming you are running those high powered GTs at full rpms, then the AX series radiator is going to be the optimal choice.

This review is in German, but shows clearly that when run over 1200rpm, the AX360 is several degrees C better than the XT45. If you want to compare with Alphacool rads, the UT60 or the Monsta is a more appropriate competitor.

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f137/update-14-09-die-goldene-mitte-360er-tripleradiator-vergleichstest-23-radis-832681.html
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Thanks guys. The AX it is.
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