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post #15981 of 106449
I have high speed yate loons that I throttle down to 1200 RPM because the rad performs well enough at those speeds that anything faster is just making noise. Though, I can crank it up when I need, just never needed.
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That confirms what I was thinking. I read that review but wanted to check with others. I have a 360 rad in a custom holder so measurements are strict and I run GT-AP15's at around 800 rpm for that so the slim seems the best. But.....will it be better than the RS360?
I also have a 240 rad that runs GT-AP15's at around 1250 rpm so the EX360 seems a pretty good bet but again better than the rs360?

I would think that RS360 and EX360 have similar performance with slow fans but once you go over something like 1000 rpm RS360 is left behind.
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I need a new radiator, recommendations to replace an RS360?

You aren't going to gain much by going w/ a thicker radiator. Maybe 1-2C depending on what fans you are currently using. You'd be better off spending $35 on some shrouds for the fans. Will make a bigger difference when it comes to performance.
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post #15984 of 106449
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I would think that RS360 and EX360 have similar performance with slow fans but once you go over something like 1000 rpm RS360 is left behind.

hmmm ok so what about the magicool slim with sub 1000 rpm fans compared to rs360?
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Again, with the same speed fans, there's a pretty decent difference between my RS and EX. Why don't people listen to someone who is sharing first hand experience?
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whooaaa chill out nip. not doubting you and i will probably be getting a ex240 based on your input so thank you. but my 360 will be running 600-800 rpm fans and as the review says, the ex series is not great for that
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I went with an EX240 for my second rad, and it outperforms my RS240 by quite a bit, so I'm sure it's the same in the 360 range as well.

Glad to hear just ordered the ex240 for cpu cooling only to start things off! =)
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hmmm ok so what about the magicool slim with sub 1000 rpm fans compared to rs360?

In all reviews I have seen RS360 has always been a little bit behind Swiftech MCR320 so I'd guess the difference at slow speeds is about same than between Magicool and Swiftech in that review.
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In all reviews I have seen RS360 has always been a little bit behind Swiftech MCR320 so I'd guess the difference at slow speeds is about same than between Magicool and Swiftech in that review.

So we putting MCR320 as better at slow fan speeds than the magicool and rs series which are on par
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hmmm ok so what about the magicool slim with sub 1000 rpm fans compared to rs360?
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whooaaa chill out nip. not doubting you and i will probably be getting a ex240 based on your input so thank you. but my 360 will be running 600-800 rpm fans and as the review says, the ex series is not great for that


I was talking about the guy who claimed the performance is similar with slow fans. thumb.gif

I get a recordable 4-5C difference between the RS240 and the EX240 at 1200 RPMS. That's a pretty damn big difference.
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Glad to hear just ordered the ex240 for cpu cooling only to start things off! =)

You won't be disappointed, I assure you. Especially for CPU only. I wouldn't stick with just the EX240 for more than the CPU, though. I used an RS240 to cool CPU only. Once I ditched the kit and got my Apogee and EK GPU block, I salvaged the old RS240 and added an EX240 for support. On my current build (minus the i7, since I am working on the RMA to get it replaced, so I have an i3 2120 standing in for the time being), I get 41C load average on my CPU (i3s are cold chips) and 46C load average on my 6970 with two monitors and OC'd at 1010 / 1475 @ 1.26v. So there's you some numbers to look at.

Also minus the OCZ Vertex 3... It failed on me, so I replaced it with a Crucial M4 and never changed my rig, though that has nothing to do with cooling...
Edited by ramkatral - 1/1/12 at 4:53pm
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