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Originally Posted by Exolaris View Post

Really? I did some light reading and a lot of people on another forum suggested that the UT60 did really well with low fans due to a relatively low FPI compared to other rads. I think it was compared with the SR-1. Also, based on those graphs it looks like the UT60 does great even at 1000 RPM. I'd prefer the flexibility to push more air and have better temps if/when I choose, but the ability to get good temps with decently low noise. I certainly don't need to be unable to tell if my computer is even on, but I'd like to not be able to hear it over my headset etc.

You are correct. In the comparison quoted above from Martins Liquid Lab (Martin frequents these forums some still I think) the UT60 is the highest rated rad at 1000rpm. There are rads that have come out since that beat it at that speed but not by much. I highly recommend hardware labs nemesis gtx and GTS rads. The gtx is 54mm and GTS is 30mm.
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Originally Posted by electro2u View Post

You are correct. In the comparison quoted above from Martins Liquid Lab (Martin frequents these forums some still I think) the UT60 is the highest rated rad at 1000rpm. There are rads that have come out since that beat it at that speed but not by much. I highly recommend hardware labs nemesis gtx and GTS rads. The gtx is 54mm and GTS is 30mm.

+1 to that. OP, if you check VSG's quad rad round-up you'll see both GTS and GTX perform exceptionally well at numerous RPM ranges, especially at the low RPM range which suits your interest as you're looking for silence:

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Source: http://www.overclock.net/t/1520512/the-quad-rad-roundup

As @threephi said, "In terms of reviews and ratings, it's entirely reasonable to assume that rads from the same model family will have similar performance profiles" so you're looking at quite an inexpensive and well-performing radiator with the 420GTS. The larger fans will give you extra quietness from [1] being able to push the same amount of air through a radiator at a lower noise level (as seen in one of my previous posts) and [2] from having less fans (you can see this with the calculator I posted before).

If you're looking to save a decent amount and not sacrifice much performance or quietness at all, consider the 420GTS and 3 of the EK Vardar 140s. Amazing bang for your buck. (just make sure your chassis supports the 133mm width!)
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