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post #1 of 24
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Im looking at these two radiators. I really want my system to be quiet, which is why Im using radiators that have Lower FPI. I would think the the Black Ice would be better since it is 55m thick, as opposed to the MCRx40 which is 34mm, but the MCRx40 also has 12 FPI where as the Black Ice has 9. So for this comparison I am trying to take both heat distribution and and noise level into consideration. Also the Price is significantly different :-p

Swiftech MCRx40:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16095/ex-rad-404/Swiftech_MCRx40_Quiet_Power_Dual_140mm_Radiator_-_Black_MCR240-QP.html?tl=g30c95s930

Black Ice SR1:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10464/ex-rad-181/Black_Ice_SR1_Low_Air_Flow_Optimized_-_280_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s930#blank
post #2 of 24
There might be a reason that you didnt post an Alphacool but i would recommend them. They are low fpi like you want and they are priced more reasonably than the black ice. I wouldnt spend 115 on a medium thickness 280. I think the alphacools for around 10 FPI.
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post #3 of 24
I'd suggest spending a bit of time at Martins Liquid Lab. I'm also a fan of the Alphacool rads.
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post #4 of 24
how fast do you want your fans? at 1,000rpm and up, the alphacool xt45 beats them both.
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/15/alphacool-nexxxos-xt45-360-radiator/4/
but the sr-1 beats the 240-qp
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post #5 of 24
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The reason I did not include that because I wouldnt find a FPI for it
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The reason I did not include that because I wouldnt find a FPI for it

the xt45 is approx. 11.4 fpi and i think i read the st30 is 14 fpi. i cant be held 100% on the st30. i dont remember where i read that or if it was in fact the st30. if i find it, i'll post the link up
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post #7 of 24
What would this radiator be cooling?
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post #8 of 24
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I just finished looking them up on Martins. It looks like im leaning toward the Alphacool NexXxoS UT60. Anyone Have any experience with how loud it is? obviously it works well with lower fans, so that will help. but the UT45 is about on par with the UT60, so if for some reason the UT45 is quieter ill be persuaded to use that
post #9 of 24
Hmm, how about a XSPC RX? Those are sub-8fpi
Edited by DaveLT - 5/27/13 at 9:37am
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I would go for the UT45 since they are going to perform the same at lower fan speeds. Im not sure by what you mean by louder?
Edited by Namkab - 5/27/13 at 10:08am
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