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I agree. The RX series is roughly 45% thicker than the RS series (63mm vs. 35mm/2.5" vs. 1.4"). I have plenty of space top inside on my HAF 922 so I may just go with the RX all out and use standard fans (25mm thick). Am looking into "possibly" using 55mm fans at low speeds. I believe air flow will be improved and noise reduced at low speeds (by means of a fan controller) but need to read up more on that point. I am just thinking out loud here...

In your case, you may be able to look at the RX BUT consider thinner fans (20mm). I am no expert on air flow and such, but I do know that FrozenCPU has a wide selection of fans that vary in their thickness as it is. See here and I guess compare CFM's and such until someone with more knowledge chimes in for us.

That being the case, and the RX series working better with lower CFM fans (supposedly - that's why I am looking for additional comments on this), then it just might be that in your case you could go with the RX with thinner fans and avoid space issues. Maybe posting a picture of the inside of the case showing where you think about placing the radiator might help others to give you better insight.
I'll have to post a picture when i get back home. But its going to go at the top of the case i think, as thats where most people seem to be putting them. But if there looks to be a different place to mount it once i post a picture please do let me know. And i'll consider the RX240 and smaller fans.
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Ok... Here is the source of my comment regarding low fan speeds. What caught my eye most was "The 8 FPI (Fins Per Inch) design was not intended for higher fan speeds..." in the conclusions of the test (page 5).

Granted, it was a 360 being tested but the fin construction is the same on the 240's.

And here is the discussion on fan speed's for the RX240 (was in this forum all along... here I thought it was somewhere else I had read it).
Edited by Kahbrohn - 12/28/10 at 9:10am
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I really think i'm leaning towards the RX240, I just hope it will fit in my case..

I don't see why it wouldn't. it plus the fans shouldn't be long enough to interfere with attaching the CPU block should it? If not why would how thick it is matter?
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Using 20mm fans with the RX240 will perform on par or worse than the RS240 with 25mm fans. This is because below 2000 RPM radiators are mainly limited by the amount of air that can pushed through them.

The thickness of a radiator is not that important below 2000 RPM anyways.
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Assuming you are going to be using that Phantom case, did you take a look at this guys setup?
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Assuming you are going to be using that Phantom case, did you take a look at this guys setup?
Yeah, i did look at that a few weeks ago. I like it but seems way to elaborate for what i'm doing.

My main question right now is why shouldn't i get the RX240. Why does it being thicker matter as far as it fitting in the case? I know there are components below it and everything but as the cpu is watercooled i don't have to worry about running into the cpu cooler?!

Why are people saying the thicker one doesn't fit well?
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Yeah, i did look at that a few weeks ago. I like it but seems way to elaborate for what i'm doing.

My main question right now is why shouldn't i get the RX240. Why does it being thicker matter as far as it fitting in the case? I know there are components below it and everything but as the cpu is watercooled i don't have to worry about running into the cpu cooler?!

Why are people saying the thicker one doesn't fit well?
I don't own a phantom but I would assume that people are saying that because there may be space limitations in your case regarding the rx240 + 25mm fans (you would have to check the case to see how much space is available). There may be a chance that once everything is fitting inside you would not be able to install your ram due to the fans/radiator blocking the ram slots etc.

My own lousy case only allows super thin rads to be fitted in it so I ended up placing my rad outside the case.
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What does this look like as far as space?

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I can't really tell, it might fit with a couple mm to spare. You should do a rough measurement. You would need around 88mm of space to insert the RX + 25mm fan.
Edited by Snips - 12/28/10 at 9:08pm
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I can't really tell, it might fit with a couple mm to spare. You should to a rough measurement. You would need around 88mm of space to insert the RX + 25mm fan.
I have two inches without removing the top fan. If i remove the top fan I have closer to 3 inches.

Is 25mm the smallest they make fans?
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