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Poll Results: Which RAD?

 
  • 15% (3)
    Magicool
  • 47% (9)
    BI GTX
  • 36% (7)
    Thermochill
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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ive narrowed my search for radiators down to 3 choices.

Choice 1: HWL BI GTX gen2 360

Choice 2: Thermochill TA 120.3

Choice 3: Magicool Xtreme 120x3

A little background. Im trying to uber cool my pc with a number of TECS. In the end, I need to dissipate 3kWatts of heats with 4x 360x120 rads. I want to keep the decibels of the fans under 25, i have to live with this thing in my room. So i figure best I can get is 85cfm fans. Ill be running a 350gph pump on the hotside loop(the one with the rads). Im leaning to the magicool because they at least tell me it can dissipate 930w. The others kinda leave me guessing.
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post #2 of 18
Don't forget the xspc rx360. That is the one I would recommend. This is a great radiator review to read, if you have not seen it.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by PulkPull View Post
Don't forget the xspc rx360. That is the one I would recommend. This is a great radiator review to read, if you have not seen it.
I agree, the XSPC radiators have low restrictions and dissipate heat well with low speed fans
     
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post #4 of 18
How much heat they can dissipate depends on the difference between ambient and the coolant, and the speed of the fans.

If you want to keep this thing quiet, I say go with the TA's, they perform well at most any fan speed.
    
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post #5 of 18
I am always a fan of the thermaltake ta 120.3. I'm getting two for my new tj07 build. They have a low restriction and perform good no matter how fast your fans are. In the end though, it doesnt really matter that much which triple rad you buy (as long as it doesnt leak lol). The number of fans you use and the amount of air those fans push will have a much bigger effect on temperatures.
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
That review was pretty good... but only made me more confused as far as which is a winner.... Looks like im taking his advice and taking a poll. The thermochill actually looks nice since I do want to keep it quiet since these are the fans im leaning towards.
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post #7 of 18
How are you going to be mounting these radiators? It might be simpler to get a Watercool mo-ra and an additional 360.
    
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post #8 of 18
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I could do that... Its in a mountain mods Ascension case. Havent bought it yet. Thing is i cant find any reviews on the watercool or magicool 360x360 rads. I don't know how much heats its capable of dissipating.
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post #9 of 18
Check out http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/4/ Towards the bottom of the page there is a chart showing several radiators and their estimated delta temps with various fan speeds. You can also check out the specific radiators and how much heat wattage they can dissipate with the associated water delta.
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post #10 of 18
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Looks like with 4 gtx's I can dissipate well over 5kw. I think we have a winner. I wasn't thinking when i read the review the first time...
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