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Need some advice on choosing a radiator. Going to be getting an i7 930 (I can get one for $200 new or I would be getting a 920) and a GTX 480. Stuck between an XSPC or Black Ice rad. Both are for 3x120mm (360). Which is the better? I have been told the XSPC is better, but I like the price on the Black Ice. Price atm doesn't matter too badly, but every shaved dollar helps. Just would like to know which has better cooling capabilities.

XSPC
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black ice Sr1

Also what is your fan speed you will be using?
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if you like the Black Ice get it and put sum high static pressure fans on it will cool just as good as the XSPC and it all so depends on your pump the temps you will get
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@ Nick, I will probably keep them maxed or on auto, depends how quickly my dorm heats up. The SR1 released yet? According to Performance PC the dimensions haven't been released? (lol)

@ Deerleg, undecided on pump yet, so XSPC in general has better cooling, but the Black Ice properly fanned can be just as good?
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post #5 of 23
i probably would go for the xspc and some gentel typhoons for a somewhat a quiet system.
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These?

If it helps I am getting a Corsair Obsidian 800d.
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post #7 of 23
^It's out^

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/94...?tl=g30c95s161

I'm using the SR1, it's a nice rad and you'll enjoy it if you choose to get it .
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post #8 of 23
The sr-1 is the best rad for like 800rpm or less, xspc is for 800-1500rpm, and the black ice is for anything over that, generally speaking. But the xspc rad just slightly underperforms the sr-1 at really low rpms and the sr-1 is more expensive. The xspc rad is the best overall rad with the best price IMO.
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These?

If it helps I am getting a Corsair Obsidian 800d.
yes
post #10 of 23
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@bobfig, you know how loud the gentle typhoons are maxed? Thinking if I get those at about 1500, XSPC is better. If they are quiet enough maxed I may go for the Black Ice.
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