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360 Radiator MCR320-XP vs EX360

Poll Results: Which one would you pick?

 
  • 66% (2)
    Swiftech MCR320-XP
  • 33% (1)
    XSPC EX360
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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hey all,

I am looking at replacing the radiator in my rig and I was wondering what your opinions are on the Swiftech MCR320-XP vs. XSPC EX360?

NCIX has the Swiftech one on for $64.99 and the XSPC one for $54.99. Is the Swiftech one worth the $10 in terms of quality? performance?

I'm just looking for an opinion from anyone with experience with either of these two rads.

Thanks,
Healey
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post #2 of 4
My limited experience of Swiftech rads is that they're built down to a price. They work fine but not what you'd call a top quality finish. The XSPC RX and RS rads I've had have been reasonable quality. Although the rads have 20fpi and 19fpi respectively the EX rad is tuned for lower speed fans compared to the Swiftech.
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post #3 of 4
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/08/swiftech-mcr320-xp-radiator/

As you can see the swiftech XP outperforms even then XSPC RX (much thicker) with higher RPM fans, the EX is an underperformer which resembles more of the XSPC RS & swiftech QP series in performance.



Edited by huhh - 6/20/13 at 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

My limited experience of Swiftech rads is that they're built down to a price. They work fine but not what you'd call a top quality finish. The XSPC RX and RS rads I've had have been reasonable quality. Although the rads have 20fpi and 19fpi respectively the EX rad is tuned for lower speed fans compared to the Swiftech.
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Originally Posted by huhh View Post

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/08/swiftech-mcr320-xp-radiator/

As you can see the swiftech XP outperforms even then XSPC RX (much thicker) with higher RPM fans, the EX is an underperformer which resembles more of the XSPC RS & swiftech QP series in performance.
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Thanks guys! I already have 3 Noctua NF-P12 fans that I plan on using in a push config. They run at 1300RPM so I guess there won't be a very large difference in performance? Does anyone know if either of these rads will fit in the top of my Switch 810 (not mounted under the top of the inside portion of the case but just under the vents)? I have fans there now because my current rad didn't fit.

Thanks,
Healey
Edited by healey33 - 6/20/13 at 4:37pm
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