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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
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Recommended 360mm Rad and 140mm Rad

I am looking to replace my current radiators with something a little more higher end. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what my 360mm rad is as i bought it in 2012 and don't remember the manufacturer or specs (can't find my purchase history of it either) but my 140mm Rad is a EK SE 140 a poor choice I admit and its showing. Since the 140mm will be mounted on the exterior of the case in the rear I will be doing the push/pull method with 2 Corsair ML140's, and my 360 currently has 3 Noctua NF-F12's which I think are sufficient for a 360 rad. I am unsure if I even neeed to replace the 360mm but if I'm going to replace the 140 might as well replace the other. Also this time I will know what it is. I was looking at getting a pair, the Black Ice Nemesis GTX360 and similar 140mm model. Are these rated high for a higher end X299 system? I also looking at Alphacool's Nexxos UT60 360mm (and 140mm model) With EK's XE 360 coming in a distant third. My first instinct is to go with the Blace Ice models but I want to be sure first. Does anyone have experience with these?

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I have a lot of experience with all of the aforementioned, as well as a number of others. Personally, I use HWL ads exclusively at this point unless there are width issues, in which case I will use an XSPC RX V3. However, I'm not a big fan of the GTX and GTR, as they are designed for higher speed fans and need more air to cool efficiently than the GTS or SR2. Since I strongly prefer a low noise setup, this makes a lot more sense for me.

Lots of good info on performance can be found here - https://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/1...-round-2015/5/

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Yes thank you for the link I was reading that review site before posting here lots of useful information! Since my fans are not really "low RPM" I suppose the GTX series would be sufficient for high end cooling?

Also I believe my current 360 is either a Swiftech or XSPC. But I am not 100% sure and I especially do not remember the model.

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Yes thank you for the link I was reading that review site before posting here lots of useful information! Since my fans are not really "low RPM" I suppose the GTX series would be sufficient for high end cooling?

Also I believe my current 360 is either a Swiftech or XSPC. But I am not 100% sure and I especially do not remember the model.
It's not a question of the rpm range your fans are capable of, it is a question of what your goal is to run them at. If noise is of absolutely no concern, the GTX is a great rad. If you are like most people that would like to keep their fans under 1300 rpm due to the noise, the GTS and SR2 offer better performance in that range.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
It's not a question of the rpm range your fans are capable of, it is a question of what your goal is to run them at. If noise is of absolutely no concern, the GTX is a great rad. If you are like most people that would like to keep their fans under 1300 rpm due to the noise, the GTS and SR2 offer better performance in that range.
Thank you. The noise generated by the Nocuta for me is minimal even at near 100% speed. Of course i use my BIOS fan controller to set the speed so when its idling the fans are spinning at only 35%.

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So I went ahead and ordered the HWL Black Ice rads from PPC. These should be a lot more efficient than my current rads. I really wish I could find out what my current 360 rad is. Its like it doesn't exist

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If you were looking at XSPC they have a new slim radiator TX360. It's 20mm thick but performs about on par with 30mm radiators.


https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/XSPC/TX360/5.html


(480 version http://thermalbench.com/2018/09/25/x...in-radiator/4/ )

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Quote: Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post
If you were looking at XSPC they have a new slim radiator TX360. It's 20mm thick but performs about on par with 30mm radiators.


https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/XSPC/TX360/5.html


(480 version http://thermalbench.com/2018/09/25/x...in-radiator/4/ )
Thank you though I already ordered the Black Ice Radiators. I don't mind a thicker radiator as I run higher RPM fans. But these certainly look very nice.

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Quote: Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post
If you were looking at XSPC they have a new slim radiator TX360. It's 20mm thick but performs about on par with 30mm radiators.


https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/XSPC/TX360/5.html


(480 version http://thermalbench.com/2018/09/25/x...in-radiator/4/ )
Bad that there is no radiator for a 140 mm fan.
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I agree. In my experience a 140mm fan and rad perform much better than a 120mm.

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