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Those Swiftech's are substantially thinner than the giant RX I have... I used to have a Swiftech in an old build, was probably about half the thickness of this behemoth. If I had to do it again, I'd probably go with something thinner but the performance is top notch from the RX. Not needing to use the front 5.25" bays also came in handy for you, I wish I could fit a rad up front... I'm going to have to get creative.

They may be thinner, but they have a high 20 FPI. I wanted a radiator that excels at around 1800rpm of my gentle typhoons and at above 1500rpm the XP series out performs the RX series at a much smaller size. Picking a rad isn't about thickness only ya know rolleyes.gif


Edited by huhh - 11/10/13 at 10:42pm
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They may be thinner, but they have a high 20 FPI. I wanted a radiator that excels at around 1800rpm of my gentle typhoons and at above 1500rpm the XP series out performs the RX series at a much smaller size. Picking a rad isn't about thickness only ya know rolleyes.gif


I never said it was...? Heh. When did these Swiftechs come out? I do not recall the XP series you have being available when I bought the RX. At the time, RX seemed like the best buy to me, plus I wanted to use lower RPM... Among the rads meant for lower RPM fans, the RX was among the best. I keep my 3 magmas between 1200 and 1300 max. My original plan was the lower speed Gentle Typhoons, but at that time, they were sold out everywhere... in any speed.

EDIT: I purchased the RX at the end of 2010, I believe around when they were introduced.
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I don't really remember when, but it wasn't that long ago. That graph is from MartinsLiquidLab and was written on April 8, 2012 . Even at 1200/1300RPM the XP and RX are tied.
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Yeah, it wasn't around when I purchased then. I remember consulting Martin's comparisons when making a decision... Bundymania too, if I recall correctly. It seems there are a lot more choices available now than there were in 2010, without going to ridiculous dollar amounts... which is to be expected. Nice to see the Swiftech performs really well at a very workable size.
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Yes it's nice not having to resort to thick rads and/or high speed fans anymore.
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Final question: would a single 360 rad be enough to cool cpu (4670k) and future gpu (780ti)?
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Final question: would a single 360 rad be enough to cool cpu (4670k) and future gpu (780ti)?

It should be fine, but you wont get the best temps if you overclock. Depending on which rad you choose also. You can get a 360 now and if you find you need more get another rad for either your front 5 1/4 bays, front bottom 140mm or rear 140mm rad. Personally i would go with more than a 360 rad.
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Final question: would a single 360 rad be enough to cool cpu (4670k) and future gpu (780ti)?

I had cooled my old i7-950 rig at 4.2 GHz and a pair of crossfired 5870s with fairly good temps using the RX360 with push/pull. Only the CPU was overclocked, the 5870s were factory overclocked models, but it was a fairly small overclock. The 4670k and 780Ti shouldn't be as demanding as that... If you were doing SLI, you would definitely want more, especially if doing any overclocking. Fitting the extra rad in there would be nice. I'm personally adding another rad as I want to see if I can get this 3770k even higher... if not, I might be going SLI or crossfire again, so it would be useful for that instead.
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