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Radiator Comparison: XSPC RX480 v3 OR EK High Performance CoolStream 480 PE ???

post #1 of 9
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Hey guys, I plan to go with 8 AKASA Vipers 120mm fans in Psh/pull, but having a hard time deciding between these awesome rads:

Fan Selection:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11111/fan-709/Akasa_120mm_x_25mm_Viper_PWM_Fan_w_Hydro_Dynamic_Bearings_AK-FN059.html?tl=g36c365s936

Quad Rads I'm Comparing:

1. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22718/ex-rad-677/XSPC_RX480_Quad_120mm_Radiator_V3_-_Matte_Black_.html

2. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21321/ex-rad-647/EK_High_Performance_CoolStream_480_PE_Series_Liquid_Cooling_Radiator_EK-CoolStream_PE_480_Quad.html?tl=g30c95s570


Please help me out to decide wish one will benefit most with the AKASAs in Psh/Pull setup. Thx in advance. specool.gif
post #2 of 9
I don't think any 3rd party reviews of the RX480 have been made yet.

TBH, they're going to perform pretty much the same +/- a degree or two.
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Originally Posted by SlvrDragon50 View Post

I don't think any 3rd party reviews of the RX480 have been made yet.

TBH, they're going to perform pretty much the same +/- a degree or two.

which one would YOU get if u had to choose that AKASAs would work best on as far as degrees lower, also keeping in mind that one rad is cheaper than the other?
post #4 of 9
I would get the XSPC RX480. but again, it's brand new. No one knows how it really tests other than XSPC's inhouse testing.
post #5 of 9
Is thickness of the radiator going to play in part in your decision? I think the XSPC is almost 10mm thicker than the EK.
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Is thickness of the radiator going to play in part in your decision? I think the XSPC is almost 10mm thicker than the EK.

I know it is but specs wise if i'm correct the EK one is thinner but at same time has very high fin density (38FPI) dont think the XSPC one has that much, think theirs was 13FPI for each aluminum fin row, cause it has 2 rows of them with split fin design 13fpi *2 makes that 26FPI. ( I believe that is how it is laid out, but i could be wrong)
post #7 of 9
I was asking more for the application and installation than I was specifically for performance reasons. You want to go push/pull so you are going to have a fairly thick assembly when it's all together. Hence, wanted to make sure that the extra 10mm wasn't going to cause interference / installation issues.
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I was asking more for the application and installation than I was specifically for performance reasons. You want to go push/pull so you are going to have a fairly thick assembly when it's all together. Hence, wanted to make sure that the extra 10mm wasn't going to cause interference / installation issues.

Oh I see wat u mean now, but who will have issues with installation etc when they getting every watercooler's wet dream...Phanteks Enthoo Primo!!! yessir.gif IMHO beast of a case made for watercooling
post #9 of 9
I bought the 360 and 120mm version for the EK PE Radiators on FrozenCPU. Made a small review too.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21322/ex-rad-646/EK_High_Performance_CoolStream_360_PE_Series_Liquid_Cooling_Radiator_EK-CoolStream_PE_360_Triple.html?tl=g57c597s1901

Hope this helps.
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