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Hey, I'm putting together my shopping list for a custom loop this weekend and I'm just looking for radiator recommendations. I'm looking for a 360 rad to use with some Gentle Typhoons (haven't decided how many rpm I'll go with) Thickness isn't an issue as it will be external. I'll be cooling the cpu and gpu in my sig rig. Let me know what you guys think as far as your top picks and things to avoid. Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 6
I'd get either the XSPC RX360 or the SR-1 360. The former performs slightly better and has a matte black finish, but isn't as sturdy. The latter is more expensive and has a gloss black finish but performs slightly worse.

The difference in performance is very marginal, just get whichever you like the look of more.
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post #3 of 6
XSPC's RX360 is a popular choice around here as it combines low speed performance with a lower pricetag. I personally am a big fan of Hardware Lab's GTX series, although they're optimized for high-rpm fans.

Skinnee has a really good comparison here: http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/
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Thanks guys. +Reps. I'm getting stoked on putting this thing together.
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post #5 of 6
XPSC RX360 is the most popular around here and for good reason. However most rads perform similarly (not exactly) in the medium speed fan range. I like the swiftech rads as you can get them from newegg.
 
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post #6 of 6
I went with the XSPC rads, they are great! Alternatively though, I'd recommend you check out EK's rads too, they have a half price sale going on at moment, and the rads are only a little bit worse in performance.

http://www.tilatech.com/brands/EK-Water-Blocks.html

Just something to consider, keep your options open.
    
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