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XSPC AX480 or EK Coolstream XT 480

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As simple as stated which one. For use in an azza genesis 9000 cases. Feel free to suggest alternates to both, but keep in mind that due to space limitations the rad can be no more the 50mm thick.

Thanks!
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Is that just the rad or does that measurement include the fans also.
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Excluding fans, also looking at this koolance 30fpi rad aswell http://koolance.com/radiator-4-fan-120mm-30-fpi-copper
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Here is a link to the 360mm versions of the AX360, EK360-XT, and 30fpi Koolance radiators: http://www.overclock.net/t/1309645/bundymania-user-review-triple-radiator-360-roundup-with-22-rads

They are not 480mm /Quad fan rads, but the build is similar or the same. In theory, the extended length should provide more cooling with the same characteristics. The XSPC AX Series are splitter fin radiators which act to provide a higher density for slim radiator applications. These start to show their cooling ability at higher fan speeds. The AX360 bests the EK360-XT with ease at 1200 RPM and above.

Unfortunately, the Koolance radiators and the EK360-XT hang at the bottom of the charts consistently throughout this particular testing. I don't see that changing by adding another 120mm fan space.

As requested, here is an alternate suggestion using low speed fans (below 1200 RPM) - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15666/ex-rad-375/Alphacool_NexXxoS_ST30_Full_Copper_Slim_Profile_Quad_120mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s570

I am in the beginning stages of a new build and have chosen two XSPC AX360 triples (which I have purchased already) and considering pressing the "buy" button on an AX480 Quad. I am not sure how far I dare push this build with the wife though. worriedsmiley.gif

OH! Always remember, regardless of fan speed, when pushing or pulling through radiators, filters and fan guards...fan static pressure is important! thumb.gif
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Went with the XSPC, thanks for the insight Questors, and is 2.05 decent enough static for this rad?
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I would have to say yes. The XSPC branded fans made for them by Xinruilian are as follows: 1650 RPM/62.5 CFM/1.8mm H20 and 2000 RPM/73 CFM/3.0mm H20. XSPC believes these are sufficient enough and have been proven to be in several user tests here in text form and on YouTube. Following the manufacturer's line of thought, anything 1.8mmH20 and above is good enough static pressure for the AX series.
Edited by Questors - 6/12/13 at 8:40pm
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