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Old 16-08-12, 03:14 PM
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35mm 360 or 60mm 240 Radiator

I know I've been asking a lot of questions lately (Sorry > <) but it's because I need some help with choosing a Radiator for my personal build this time. I am just going for a CPU Loop in the Cosmos II and yeah I need some help deciding what Radiator to pick.

An EX 360 Radiator



Or an RX 240 Radiator



To cool just the CPU, I don't plan to liquid cool the GPU so I just need something for the CPU.

Now I know some of you might say that I should go for the 360 in the roof because it will make a smaller overall loop in size. But I don't mind having the 240 in the bottom and having slightly longer hose if it would mean better temps to the 360 Rad. And I am pretty sure better temps means more overclocking headroom too. Also another reason I am asking is I can't find any direct comparisons for these 2 either.

So I'd like to know what you guys would choose : ).

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what cpu are you using mate? ive never watercooled myself but for a cpu only loop id go with the 240mm but i might be wrong
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what cpu are you using mate? ive never watercooled myself but for a cpu only loop id go with the 240mm but i might be wrong
Going to be running on a 3930k .
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Old 16-08-12, 05:16 PM
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I would go with the 360.. I don't know about the performance of the two but, Running a 35mm radiator would not create as much airflow restriction vs a 60mm if they are the same fin density. So you could run lower speed fans and have a quieter rig with the same temps.
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I would go with the 360.. I don't know about the performance of the two but, Running a 35mm radiator would not create as much airflow restriction vs a 60mm if they are the same fin density. So you could run lower speed fans and have a quieter rig with the same temps.
Seems to make sense, and if its quiet I'm all for it. I'm going to be using the Cosmos II fan controller on the medium setting 24/7 anyway so cool, I'll go for the 360 then.
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a skinny 240 was never going to cool a 2011 processor tbh
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Old 16-08-12, 10:22 PM
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a skinny 240 was never going to cool a 2011 processor tbh
The 240 I showed was a 60mm thick rad o.0.

The 360 was the skinny one o.0.
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The 240 I showed was a 60mm thick rad o.0.

The 360 was the skinny one o.0.
i thought that to.......
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CPU cooling on a 1.35-1.38vcore will be fine on the EX360. but the EX is not a low rpm fan
candidate. 1500-2000rpm fans are needed for proper cooling. you can forsake some degrees
for quietness.. how many will be determined in your build. the RX240 can use the noctua or
corsair SP fans for quietness. due to the lower fin per inch count. 800-1200rpm, just have a static
better than 1.5mm/h2o.
the 360 will need some shoe-horning like Tom showed in his CKC build. the 240 challenge is
the motherboard overhang with fans.

my build, id use the EX360 and tweek the F12 or SP120QE.

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