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Just got a 360 GT Stealth and havent got the performance i hoped for, im thinking maybe its my coolermaster sickle 2000rpm fans. they push 65 cfm but it has high fin density(30 fpi), what would be better?
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The GTS radiators have high fpi, but are slim, and designed for loser RPM fans, so these fans should be fine.

I don't know your setup, but you can add pull fans which will lower the heat a bit, or switch to gentle typhoon fans which are quiet and have good static pressure.

But to be honest, for CPU+2xGPUs, its a bit of a stretch to get good results with a pretty slim radiator.
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cheers for the reply, i also have a RX 240 in the loop, and only have 1 card installed but just upgraded from swiftech 240 up top to the GT Stealth but also revised the loop, its now res>pump>RX240>gpu>mobo>GTS360>cpu>res. i had my suspicions putting the cpu last could effect it, also been a hot couple days here so might wait for weather to change before i jump to any conclusions. love your rig by the way, im subbed, lol
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The GTS radiators have high fpi, but are slim, and designed for loser RPM fans, so these fans should be fine.

I don't know your setup, but you can add pull fans which will lower the heat a bit, or switch to gentle typhoon fans which are quiet and have good static pressure.

But to be honest, for CPU+2xGPUs, its a bit of a stretch to get good results with a pretty slim radiator.
The radiator actually has pretty impressive cooling ability if I remember correctly. It just requires the use of higher RPM fans than the standard thicker, but lower FPI radiators.

I run mine with 3 2500 RPM fans (ACryan's) and 3 1500 RPM fans (Magma's) and with the CPU + GPU I'm getting pretty good temps. With my GPU maxed out on its OC and my CPU sitting at 3.5ghz at 1.252vcore (/w ht) I'm getting 41C on the GPU an 53C on the CPU.
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so are theyre load temps? and whats the ambient temps where you are? and is that push pull config?sorry just trying to get a gauging of where im at??? so its cooled bout 5-10 degrees here and temps are bout 2 degrees warmer, but i did drop a card and added an extra 120 worth of rad?? i dunno might change the order see what i get?? rep to ya's
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Hey Man,

I own same rad.

Im not too sure about using this RAD as the main rad in a normal rig, I think the downside of this rad is that its thin and because of that need high CFM to work properly.

In my opinion if you are going to use such loud fans you miss the whole point of water cooling?

Also my temps are:

i7 920(lapped) @4ghz with 1.25cvore with EK HF Supreme (lapped) and some Arctic Silver 5 in between i get 55C load and ambient is about 26C - 28C most of the time

I really think this rad would come into its own if it was used in a small LAN rig with some really powerful fans. But for a normal rig I am still undecided.

Just my ten cents worth

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The radiator actually has pretty impressive cooling ability if I remember correctly. It just requires the use of higher RPM fans than the standard thicker, but lower FPI radiators.
Well the GTS series is designed for low RPM fans.
It does matter if you put on it good static pressure fans or just normal fans (and less on just plain RPM), or whether you use push or push/pull.
It all affects the quality of the system.

But still, I think a good quality thick radiator can do wonders.
Hell, I can run my system pasive with no fans running with CPU+4xGPUs and still get 65c on my CPU and 67C on my last GPU.

I mean yeah, you can put delta fans with 256CFM and push the hell out of the air throught the radiator and get great results. But its not what the GTS radiators are designed for (nor what our ear is designed for).
A good push/pull fans will help the OP to get some temps out.
Also it matters how his system is setup. Whether he push air into the system, out, radiator on top, front, back.
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so are theyre load temps? and whats the ambient temps where you are? and is that push pull config?sorry just trying to get a gauging of where im at??? so its cooled bout 5-10 degrees here and temps are bout 2 degrees warmer, but i did drop a card and added an extra 120 worth of rad?? i dunno might change the order see what i get?? rep to ya's
Yeah those are load temps, with 22C ambient temperature.

Push/pull set up. The 2500 RPM fans are pull and the 1500RPM are push.

I just did a run right now with the ambient temperature at 18C, CPU loads at 47C.

Though I think I have a pretty wonky mount on my CPU block. I suspect that I can get better temps if I remounted it.

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Well the GTS series is designed for low RPM fans.
It does matter if you put on it good static pressure fans or just normal fans (and less on just plain RPM), or whether you use push or push/pull.
It all affects the quality of the system.
I'm not trying to call BS or anything, but I swear that all the tests I saw posted a while back show it performing quite a bit better than thicker rads with lower FPI at higher RPM fans.

Either way, its working for me.
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I'm not trying to call BS or anything, but I swear that all the tests I saw posted a while back show it performing quite a bit better than thicker rads with lower FPI at higher RPM fans.

Either way, its working for me.
I hope you did read what I wrote yes, instead of just keep saying the same thing over and over?

The GTS was designed for lower RPM fans with its slimer design and high FPI, in order to not have the need for very high pressure fans to blow air through a thick radiator.
Meaning that it will perform well with low RPM fans. I never said that it won't perform better with higher RPM fans did I?
So you are welcome to keep the "call BS" to yourself.

You can put high RPM fans on every radiator and you will see an increase in performance every time. Let alone in push/pull. Tho why you decided on different speed fans I don't know.

If he would have said he has the GTX360 with low RPM fans for example, I would say it was a mistake, as the GTX perfom less than other radiators on low RPM fans.
But this is not the case is it?
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Thickness doesn't have much to do with fan needs, you need to look at the fins per inch (FPI) or fin density. The stealth has a higher fin density to compensate for its lack of area. Which means you will need to use better/higher RPM fans. The opposite is also true, because the GTX has a lower fin density, you can get away with lower RPM fans.

To OP: If you can bear the noise deltas would perform great. If you want something a bit quieter go for gentle typhoons. If you can't afford either than go for yate loons.
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