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my case only allows for a 240 rad to be mounted internally and id like to keep everything internal so do you think it would be worth it to shell out the extra cash for the rs over the rs rad to cool a just cpu i7 at 4.0?

or are there any better 240 rads for around the same price as the rx 240?
    
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I'd go RX, but you need powerful fans for it as it is a high performance rad.
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The RX would cool better due to it's thicker cross section

and no for the money nothing else will cool as well with low speed fans

the Black ice SR1 240 is pretty much the same rad. but it costs more

Both rad.s have a low fins per inch count which makes them work well with low speed
(quite) fans, low speed being a fan turning at 1200 RPM or less

Both of these fans will work well with a 120 X 25mm fan turning 1200 RPM due to their 9 FPI count

The Black Ice Extreme and Stealth series need high flow and pressure to work well
due to there FPI count of 24 and 30 respectively

Go here for the real skinny on rad. performance
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The Black Ice Extreme and Stealth series need high flow and pressure to work well
due to there FPI count of 24 and 30 respectively
To the OP: Sorry, I was mistaken. I have the BIGTX360 and it needs very good fans to cool decently.
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The RS240 works perfect for me if you dont wanna spend the extra money it will work just fine at 4ghz.
    
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my case only allows for a 240 rad to be mounted internally and id like to keep everything internal so do you think it would be worth it to shell out the extra cash for the rs over the rs rad to cool a just cpu i7 at 4.0?

or are there any better 240 rads for around the same price as the rx 240?
Run the RX it is by far the best for low speed (1000rpm) fans
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what if he uses high speed fans, will that make his performance worse
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what if he uses high speed fans, will that make his performance worse
No but it has been shown that fan speeds above 1800 RPM do nothing for the cooling performance of the RX series

If you want max cooling and noise is not a concern then get a B.I. GTX rad.
if however you plan on gaming in the same room that your PC is in I would suggest getting the RX 240 and duo of Scythe gental Typhoons,
say 1200 RPM, maybe even 4 in a push pull arrangement room permitting
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