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BIX 360 vs PA120.3

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hey

I thought just crossed my mind, how much better will the Thermochill PA120.3 be with 80cfm fans than my HW-labs Black Ice Extreme with the same fans? I also use shrouds!

Will I get 5c less on load? any idea?

Thanks

Edit: I will use Apogee GTZ and a D5 vario in this loop!
Edited by go4life - 12/21/08 at 4:31am
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post #2 of 11
At 80 CFM BIX will perform better.
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ok, thanks but at 50-60cfm?
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post #4 of 11
Anything over 60CFM the BIGTX360 is a better radiator. However, people tend to forget that the PA120.3 is like a decade old
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If you want a rad that performs great at low-medium cfm consider the Feser 360.
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ok, thanks boys rep+
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post #7 of 11
Yep, the black ice rads excel at 60+ CFM.
post #8 of 11
Yes the black is is better at 47+cfm if i remember correctly, but if you already have a pa120.3 i wouldnt say its worth the upgrade, and im not sure if it would give you 5C lower load temps.
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
Yes the black is is better at 47+cfm if i remember correctly, but if you already have a pa120.3 i wouldnt say its worth the upgrade, and im not sure if it would give you 5C lower load temps.
Actually I think they are about equal at 47CFM. At 60+ they really start to pull away.
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post #10 of 11
im having a feeling people interchangeably use "BIX" and "GTX" rads.
BIX beats the PA at around 80-90 CFM
the GTX does so at 47 officially, but you'll really notice the difference from 60 onwards.
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