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As this is my first time to go water cooling I cannot decide which is the better purchase?

I will be cooling the CPU only. A 1090T that I plan on overclocking to 4.0 - 4.2 Ghz.

Also, I plan on using slower speed fans around 1200-1500 rpm. The RX is made for that but since the RS360 has 3 120mm fans I think it will be about even with the RX240 with 2 fans. Not doing a push / pull.

The RX240 is around 40% more expensive than the RS360 where I am
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If you're cooling only the CPU, a 120 rad's sufficient. But the 240 and 360 rads allow you to add more components to the loop in the course of time.
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rx240
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post #4 of 13
No 240 rad is going to beat a decent 360 rad given that the same speed fans are used. For that much of an OC you want to be looking at a 240 (or bigger if you really want). Sure a 120 can manage, but if you are going for that why not get a H50 / H70?

Where are you and what store are you buying from? There are other rads around that might give better value for money, like the Swiftech QP rads, depending on local prices. Also have a look to see if the XSPC kits are available, they usually offer some of the best value for money going for a full WC kit.
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post #5 of 13
RS360. But if you don't plan on adding any other components in the future, a RS240 would be fine.
post #6 of 13
RX 240 is my choice. They really should both be on par with each other the RX 240 will probably pull a head slightly. Plus you are not going with a gpu block so you should be ok with just the 240.
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post #7 of 13
Considering the price difference, if you can fit an RS360 then I think that's the best choice by a long shot
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post #8 of 13
If you want max cooling then get the 360, but price the RX360 vs. the RS360

The difference between the RS and RX line is the thickness of the radiator with the RX being the thicker, the RX all so has a low Fin Per Inch count making it ideal for low speed fans (1200 RPM)
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So the RS360 is fine even with slower fans? say 1200-1500rpm fans

I would get the RS360 if possible since it is cheaper and I only plan on overclocking the CPU. But if the RX240 will be significantly better then I will get that even if it is about 40% more expensive
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Originally Posted by frootloops;12864444 
So the RS360 is fine even with slower fans? say 1200-1500rpm fans

Yes, no problems.
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would get the RS360 if possible since it is cheaper and I only plan on overclocking the CPU. But if the RX240 will be significantly better then I will get that even if it is about 40% more expensive

If the same type and speed of fans are used, the RS360 will be better than the RX240.
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