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Another radiator question: RX240 vs MCR220

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Hi everyone,
Another noob question for you watercooling guru's:
I currently have a Corsair H70 on push/pull configuration with GT AP-15 (1850rpm) cooling a i7 980x @4ghz w/ 1.30vcore (load temps are: 54, 54, 55, 54, 55, 55c).

I'm going to make a single loop just for the CPU and i want to use a dual 120mm rad that is going on top of my HAF-X. I have a EK Supreme HF and i'm wondering which rad would be better:

1) Swiftech MCR220 w/ GT AP-15's in push.?
or
2) XSPC RX240 w/ GT AP-15's in pull?

note: i'm aware that a 360 rad will fit in a HAF-X but i cant fit one due to space

Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks,
Mark
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post #2 of 7
The MCR is a great rad and so is the RX series. They both run really close to each other at the 1800rpm range. Really it comes down to price and if you care about the .0-.3 c difference between the two. I assume the 360s will scale down similar to the 240s but I cant say for sure. I know skinnee labs testing showed the MCR and RASA to be neck in neck with the RASA being slightly cooler at all fan ranges. I would push the air through either that you choose and I would advise stacking the rads if at all possible if you are going dual rads that is a different story.
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Thanks Arksniper.
Yea, the only reason why i would set the RX240 on pull is because of the thickness of the rad. If its top mounted on my HAF-X there would be no space to put push fans because the one of the fans would be in the way of my RAM and RAM cooler
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Thanks Arksniper.
Yea, the only reason why i would set the RX240 on pull is because of the thickness of the rad. If its top mounted on my HAF-X there would be no space to put push fans because the one of the fans would be in the way of my RAM and RAM cooler
I run a 360 in push in my 932 and I have ample rooom just not enough to run push/pull. Even with a ram cooler you should have enough space.

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Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
I run a 360 in push in my 932 and I have ample rooom just not enough to run push/pull. Even with a ram cooler you should have enough space.
So thats how you fit a 360 in there!! I have a rs240 in mine with push and pull lol tiny radiator. You might want to also try and mount the radiator on top and pull the tubes through the back?
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Cool! Thanks again Ark, and nice rig!
I was leaning towards the RX240 in the first place, but wanted to see what other people/owners thought. Thanks for your insight!
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Yeah its a nice rig does everything i need it to to bad my Rampage 3 Extreme fried on me and I had to send it in just running on a formula 3 atm until I get it back in a week or so and try to resell one of the two lol.
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