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Poll Results: Which 360mm Radiator Should I go with?

Poll expired: Dec 13, 2008  
  • 60% (6)
    Feser X-Changer
  • 30% (3)
    Black Ice GTX 360
  • 10% (1)
    ThermoChill PA120.3
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
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For my future watercooling setup - i'm trying to decide on which rad to use..
  • Feser X-Changer
  • Black Ice GTX 360
  • ThermoChill PA120.3

Looking to use medium speed fans - I want a decent combination of performance a quietness so which radiator would be best? ThermoChill advertises "for lower CFM fans".

The Feser X-Changer is $10 than the GTX 360 (which seems to be the middle of the road)

I would be cooling a CPU (dual core now - quad in the future) NB chipset and my 8800GT (overclocked) (possibly 260/280 in the future)
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post #2 of 13
reason why i like the feser besides the good build is the performance at mild fan speeds. 1500 - 2000rpm fans i use a 2000rpm push and 3k pull config and its quiet nice

just my .02c
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post #3 of 13
It really depends on what fans you want to use. -47cfm Pana, up to 80cfm or so Fesser, above 80cfm GTX.

Take a look at Martins rad thermals here...Radiator Thermals and Radiator Calculators by Martin
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post #4 of 13
The Feser would perform better with your fans, but with my bias against feser, I suggest the Thermochill.

post #5 of 13
do you need 15mm spacing, if you do the feser rad is the one to get if not TBH the TC rad is about the same

P.S. TnB= Gir stop being biased it's not good for a forum in general
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by cltitus View Post
reason why i like the feser besides the good build is the performance at mild fan speeds. 1500 - 2000rpm fans i use a 2000rpm push and 3k pull config and its quiet nice

just my .02c
Thanks for the info!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
It really depends on what fans you want to use. -47cfm Pana, up to 80cfm or so Fesser, above 80cfm GTX.

Take a look at Martins rad thermals here...Radiator Thermals and Radiator Calculators by Martin
Link just takes me to the OCN homepage

I'd prefer to use medium speed fans so i'm thinking the Feser might be the solution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
The Feser would perform better with your fans, but with my bias against feser, I suggest the Thermochill.

Thanks for the opinion

Now comes the decision on whether or not to try and fabricate/mod a shroud or mount for the top of my case or just go the easy route with a RadBox....

For a top mount, I'd have to get some sort of shroud so I could mount the Rad on it and still have ambient exterior air flowing through it...

A top-mounted rad would cover my top 80mm blowhole - so scratch that idea lol
Edited by Slider46 - 12/12/08 at 9:22am
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post #7 of 13
Feser 360 + Good low speed fans gets my vote.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bentleya View Post
do you need 15mm spacing, if you do the feser rad is the one to get if not TBH the TC rad is about the same

P.S. TnB= Gir stop being biased it's not good for a forum in general
Chill, I already said that the feser would perform better.

post #9 of 13
Quote:
Link just takes me to the OCN homepage

I'd prefer to use medium speed fans so i'm thinking the Feser might be the solution.
Ooops....Its up in the stickies if you want to play with it..

Yeah if you want medium cfm fans I'd go with the Fesser to, if you look around you can usually catch them on sale somewhere.
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post #10 of 13
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Thanks for all the info guys!
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