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looking for the best 240mm slim rad. Using fans up to 1500rpm
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i have a swiftech 240mm i believe, it does well with both video cards and my i5 in my sig rig on it, just 2 pull fans at 1500 rpms put it idle at 30C full load folding @ 53C steady ambient of 25C
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The best slim rad is probably the swiftech mcr220.
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nice thanks, I'm planning to get two of these and stack them in my fractal...I know stacking would probably hinder my temps but I'm guessing not by much? I could either put one up top and one in the front or two stacked in the front. The loop would look much better if they were both stacked hmmm
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I would advise against stacking. A radiator is only as good as the air it intakes. Go with the 2 separated rads imo.
    
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Originally Posted by intamin33;12799220 
I would advise against stacking. A radiator is only as good as the air it intakes. Go with the 2 separated rads imo.

+1 to this.
    
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Stacking actually can lead to worse temps than a single rad under 2800 rpm for fans. Skinniee Labs testing shows that the MCR 320 stack actually gives higher temps under 2800 rpm and even above it there is only a .25c difference compared to a single 320 rad. The MCR 220 should scale similarly to the 320.

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RS240 by XSPC
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MCR is a good one and perofrms better than the xspc rs series. The rs series is more narrow so there is less frontal area.

I tested both on my archive site, mcr dissipates more heat.

@1500 rpm

MCR dissipated 300 watts at a 10c delta
RS dissipated around 265 watts
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Swiftech MCR220.
   
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