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If you look at the testing that Alphacool seems to be basing these claims on
http://www.hardwaremax.net/wasserkuehlung/radiatoren/374-exklusivtest-alphacool-monsta-radiatoren-360-und-480mm.html?showall=&start=3
and compare it to similar testing by Bundy
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?283133-Bundymania-User-Review-Triple-Radiator-(360)-Roundup-with-22-Rads-

the results are all over the place.
Hardware maxx at 500RPM has the UT60 beating Monsta, beating XT45
Bundy at 600 RPM has ST30 Beating UT60, beating XT45, beating Monsta

Maxx at 800 RPM has Monsta beating UT60 by a small ammount and XT45 miles back
Bundy at 800 RPM has UT60 Beating Monsta, Beating ST30 Beating XT45

Maxx at 1200 RPM has roughly similar results as Bundy for the Alphacools.
But has Monsta, SR1, UT60, RX, XTX, EX, XT45
while
Bundy has Monsta, SR1, UT60, EX, RX and XTX, XT45

All of that to me just illustrates how little difference there really is and the weakness of the test method, combined with individual tests being done months apart.
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Originally Posted by INCREDIBLEHULK View Post

Does this apply to very high fin per inch radiators as well?

The UT60 id 9.6 fpi, the XT45 was 11.4 .... I have seen the Monsta reported at both 8 and 10.
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No. It's actually not true. Push/Pull isn't the same as one set with higher speeds. That's why i've been hesitant to pull the trigger on my EX240 with one set of GT-00's on it. It's been proven. Push/Pull with good fans not only provides better static pressure, but also helps the air move through the rad at a more optimal speed

Here's an interesting look at the issue:


Edited by JackNaylorPE - 10/24/13 at 7:48am
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post #83 of 85

Thanks for the links. Looks like they both show the monsta pulling well ahead @ 1200 rpm and I believe with both using just one fan. Food for thought.

For the build I'm currently putting together I've got a 360 monsta and a 480 XT45, both in push-pull, so depending on which one really does outperform the other I guess I should benefit from it either way. tongue.gif
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The UT60 id 9.6 fpi, the XT45 was 11.4 .... I have seen the Monsta reported at both 8 and 10. [...]

Here's a pic I snapped of my 360 monsta. It's a little hard to make out, but the calipers are opened to exactly 2". If I'm counting correctly (not sure I am) looks to be about 10 fins per in.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01
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Yeah, looks about 10FPI to me.
And agreed, with a 360 Monsta and 480 XT45 both in Push/Pull, I don't forsee any Cooling Surface Shortages in your near future biggrin.gif
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Here's an interesting look at the issue: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Yeah, that's a good chart. Martins taught me almost everything i know about that topic thumb.gif
    
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I have a 360 rad and my water temp is 30, ambient temp in the room is 24, but my core temps are 70. And this is after a few hours of gaming. I was really hoping that my CPU temperature would be much lower than that. That is the only thing cooled in the loop.

Edit: Forgot to mention OC'd to 4.5 with 1.26V
Edited by SkitzoPhr3nia - 10/31/13 at 5:42pm
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