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Well I finally got my beast of a radiator and will be mounting it soon in my LiLi and plan on sticking 8 Scythe S-Flex E on it. I read somewhere on here that even with low CFM fans the 480GTX curb stomps the PA120.3. Could someone point me to one of those threads please?
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post #2 of 27
Congrats on your purchase! The GTX480 should go nicely with that Stinger V8. Wait for ira-k for that thread.
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Yeah there a nice big rad....Heres that thread I think you mean...360 GTX Beats PA.3 Using 47cfm YL Fans

Shrouds help quite a bit on one...Part 1- Temp's with and with-out shrouds

..How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

..How To: Build A Performance Shroud
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@dM@n: Thanks man! Hopefully the Y-fitting and the MCW-60 will not curb stomp my flow

@ira-k: Cool thanks ira! + rep for you!
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well a 480gtx will be a PA120.3 (triple) rad any day
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hopefully i got it for 87 shipped. i was eyeballing the thermochill sale on ncixus but that means i would have to get a new top panel and to me it just wasn't worth it at all
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post #7 of 27
Wait... I thought previous comparisons of the PA120.3 to the 480GTX revealed that the PA120.3 pulled ahead with low CFM fans but was slightly edged out when high CFM fans were used. It certainly was not "stomped" by the 480gtx... where are some of the older comparisons?
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I'm sure Martin will test it soon. And also pretty sure at 4x120 GTX will beat a 3x120 PA with anything above trial fans. The question is how much? We are already talking less than 5C, maybe 3C, above air in with medium loads (300w). Doesn't leave much room for improvement!
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Yeah, it'll be on the bench soon. The only comparison I saw compared a PA120.3 to a GTX360 with yate loons.

800RPM and lower the PA performed better and 1200RPM the GTX performed better. Considering the yate loon D12SL12 is called the SL for "Slow speed and has a native RPM of 1350 spec (up to 1415 tested), I'm not sure I'd say the GTX is only better with High speed fans.

I'm testing with a full range though, 1000RPM, 1350RPM, 1550RPM yates and then 2000, and 3000 RPM Scythe Ultra Kaze 38mm.
    
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Pressure differentials across the rad????
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