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AlphaCool UT60 480 or XSPC 480 V3 - Which one creates less turbulence/resonance with Gentle Typhoons.

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I have narrowed my choice down to these two models. I can obtain the XSPC RX480 V3 for $100 while the UT60 will cost me $130. The fans that I have on hand are all high static pressure Gentle Typhoons 2150 RPM. Based on Bundymania charts and Martins(which is not up to date with the new model radiators) it seems the UT60 and RX480 are neck to neck when running at 1500rpm and above. I plan to be running my GT fans from between 1200 - 2250 rpm depending on ambient temp and load.

So let's say for the sack of the argument that bundy's charts are as accurate in comparison to martins, then my question is as follows, which of the two radiators cause more turbulence when mounted to a high static pressure Gentle typhoon. I have noticed that depending on the FPI and placement that these attributes can cause more or less turbulence resulting in a less than comfortable sound as the air passes through. So while both may perform the same temp wise with GT's which on of the two designs is quieter at higher rpm's?
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I don't really have an answer to your question regarding turbulence/resonance, but because performance is so close, I would go with the RX480 V3 solely based on the lower price.
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Interesting I was gearing up myself to buy the AlphaCool UT60 and I own Various GentleTyphoon models. I was primary basing my rad choice off Martin's chart but it seems some new updated models have been introduced from competitors. $135.87 for the UT60 at aquatuning, compared to $100 for the new XSPC rad, has me reconsidering going with the XSPC. I did read that Pepi isn't entirely convinced of Bundymania charts.
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Yes, I read that as well. Not sure why he is sceptucal. I'm waiting to see the write up on it he said he was going to do. I trust Bundy's tests almost as much as Martin. He's been around a while and seems to know what he is doing.

I've had an RX240 and an ST30 120mm in the past and I liked the RX better. It felt more solid. But the Alphacool rads do have the fin protectors under the screw holes which is a real nice feature. And I don't recall seeing a drain port on the end of the RX V3 like the Alphacools do
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