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RX or RS for my Phantom 1155 build?

post #1 of 17
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I am about to be building an 1155 setup inside an NZXT Phantom case

Should I get an XSPC 240 RS or RX WC kit? Whats the difference?

I will be using a 2500k and I do plan to OC

Any advice is much appreciated
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post #2 of 17
An RS240 will be more than enough, 1155 chips don't use much power anyways.
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Is the RX just a thicker rad?
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
An RS240 will be more than enough, 1155 chips don't use much power anyways.
Listen to this guy.
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post #5 of 17
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Is the RX just a thicker rad?
Yes it's thicker. the RS series will be fine for just your cpu.
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Originally Posted by sivarthcaz View Post
Listen to this guy.
Thirded.....

I would prefer a swiftey but honestly the rad is like free in that kit cause the price of the pump/res and block alone would be that cost.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by luvsan View Post
Thirded.....

I would prefer a swiftey but honestly the rad is like free in that kit cause the price of the pump/res and block alone would be that cost.
Exactly. Not to mention the tubing, fittings, clamps, fans and power supply jumper cable.

EDIT: The RX is just a thicker radiator, and while it does perform slightly better considering that CPU doesn't put out much heat anyways the difference won't be noticeable.
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post #8 of 17
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So the cost difference does not justify it between an RS and RX?

How much does a swift rad cost?
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
So the cost difference does not justify it between an RS and RX?

How much does a swift rad cost?
http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCR...k-pr-3320.html

It's not that much more effective than the RS i would imagine.

If i was buying from scratch it's what i would get but with such a great deal on the rasa kit i wouldn't sweat it.
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post #10 of 17
A swiftech radiator is about the same level of performance as an RS240, however it would cost a lot more because you can't get a kit with it included. While you can get the RS240 kit for $130 if you got the swiftech radiator you'd be in $250+ for a full custom loop.
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