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    [Bundymania User Review] Triple Radiator (360) Roundup ! - 16 Rads tested

    Hello Guys,

    If you take a look back on the Watercooling-Solutions-Market, you might have noticed that many new products, especially new types of Radiators were launched. Therefore i would like to give a short overview of the new candidates in my new Triple-Radiator-Comparison.
    It looks like that the trend goes to Big-Size-Radiators, if you take a look into the popular Watercooling-Shops, but the Radiators in the size 360 (3x120mm Fans are mountable) are as well very popular. This size provides enough cooling capacity for the most PCs and shows up with the advantage, that it could be integrated in most PC-Cases without any modifications. For further Information check the Sticky @ forumdeluxx.de and aquatuning.de www.Aquatuning.de
    In this Roundup, I would like to present you a short overview concerning the current Triple-Radiators from low to high price ranges.
    I wish you as always much fun reading my test and i hope that the Results may help you finding the adequate Radiator.



    Test System:

    Banchetto 101 Bench Station from Fa. Microcool
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Mainboard
    i7 920 @4.2Ghz @1.42V (Bios-Settings)
    CPU Cooler: Watercool Heatkiller 3.0
    Cougar GX 1050 Power-Supply
    Kingston HyperX DIMM Kit 6GB
    Noiseblocker Black Silent PL2 & Phobya Nano-G 12 Silent Waterproof 1500rpm Fan
    Aquaero 4 VFD Control Unit
    Laing DDC+ Pump with Alphacool Acetal Top
    Alphacool Cyclone Reservoir
    Aquacomputer Flow Sensor High Flow
    Koolance VL3N Quick-Connectors & CPC Metall Quick-Connectors
    Masterkleer 16/10mm Tube + 13mm Fittings
    3x Sensors for Water temperature (2x T-Line, 1x in Reservoir)
    Water filter from Aquacomputer
    Thermal grease: Phobya HeGrease Extreme
    Water additive: Innovatek Protect Mix








    Testing procedure:

    I used Prime95 in the latest version for stress-testing the CPU (Small FFTs). All temperatures were logged with the „Aquasuite“ from the „Aquaero 4 Control-Unit“. All measured values were taken after 60 minutes of stress-testing.


    The most interesting value in my comparison is the difference (Delta T) of the room temperature according to the water temperature of the Radiator. The Delta T shows the cooling capacity of the Radiator according to the difference of the room and water temperature. Therefore the conclusion is very easy: If the difference between the two temperatures is very small, it shows the good cooling performance of the Radiator. I think the Delta-T, the flow-rate and the different fan speeds are the most interesting values, so I would like to focus this values in my scales for an easy understanding of them.








    Short Overview of the testing candiates:


    Update 10.11.11 - 2 new Radiators from EK and XSPC added
    - 16 Raditors in Testing!





    EK Water Blocks Coolstream XTX 360






    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper fins,Copper tubes, brass prechambers, steel frame
    Colour: black
    Size ( L x B x H): 400 x 130 x 64mm
    FPI: 11
    Fitting: G 1/4"
    Fan Screw Threats: M3
    Pressure tested: 1 bar
    Weight: 1496g



    Scope of supply:

    1x EK Water Blocks EK-CoolStream RAD XTX 360
    12x M3 x 30mm Screws
    12x M3 x 5mm Screws
    3x 1/4Zoll Screw plugs

    Price: ca. 94 EUR


    I would like to show you the current top model of triple Radiators from EK Waterblocks.
    The EK Coolstream XTX 360 comes in a well-protected retail package (color: black/green).
    In the inside you will find the common screws, screw plugs and a notice, which reminds you to use the screws with the correct length. The new EK is a very impressive radiator: It has a nice outward appearance and has as well many different connection options (five G ¼” Options).The outward appearance of the Radiator is as good as its cooling performance at any fan speeds. The paintwork and the processing quality are as well on a high level. The EK XTX is significant more expensive than the model, which I have tested before, but you get a much better cooling performance.








    XSPC EX 360






    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper and Brass
    Colour: matt black paintwork
    Size (BxHxL): 121x35,5x395mm (BxHxL)
    Fittings: 2x G1/4"
    Fan threats: UNC 6-32 Threats

    Scope of supply:
    Radiator

    12x 6mm Screws
    12x 30mm Fan Screws

    Price: ca. 58 EUR


    With the top model RX360 the company XSPC won the performance crown, but today I would like to test the cheaper EX360, which is thinner than the RX360. The EX360 performs very good with high fan-speeds. The Radiator-fins are much closer together in comparison to the “big brother”. The XSPC EX360 comes in a simple and elegant package with blue letterings. The scope of supply contains black colored fan-screws (UNC 6-32) and mounting screws for the installation on your Case. Therefore the processing quality is on a good level.
    The matt black paintwork is similar to the bigger RX360 Radiator. The EX360 can be described as “slim-type” Radiator, which refers to an easy installation in your PC-Case. In comparison to his rival from Koolance, the XSPC E360 is the better option. The Magiccool Slim Radiator performs much better with lower fan speeds, but the EX360 performs much better with high fan speeds, so it shows a better performance than the expensive RX360.




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    Phobya G-Changer 360 Ver. 1.2 Black






    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper fins, brass prechambers
    Colour: matt black
    Size: (L x B x H): 416x125x60mm
    Fittings: G1/4"
    Weight: ca. 1736g
    Mounting options: both sides for Fans
    Thread Size: M3
    Fan Size: 3x 120mm
    Pressure tested: 2 Bar
    Other accessories: Bleed screw

    Scope of supply:

    1x Radiator
    12x M3x30mm Screws
    3x Anti-Vibration-Bolts
    2x black bleed screws

    Price: ca. 70 EUR


    The G-Changer 360 V1.2 is a 60mm thick Radiator from the producer named „Phobya“. The Radiator comes in a colourful package with fan-screws in different lengths (30mm and 35mm – depends from the assembly option you would choose). The 10mm screws should be used for the assembly on your pc-case. The scope of supply also contains 3 Anti-Vibration-Bolts and a second bleeding screw (if you might loose one of them). The processing quality is definitely on high level. All mounting threads for the fan-assembly were in good quality (as the paintwork and the Radiator-fins). A typical feature of the G-Changer 360 V1.2 are the four G1/4” connection threads, which offer a great variety of assembly-options (including the option of a two-circulation-system). The Radiator is a typical Mesh-Radiator (as almost every candidate in this test) and comes with brass pre-chambers and copper fins. The Phoyba G-Changer 360 V1.2 is a Radiator, which performs very good with any fan-speeds, and could be purchased for a fair price.










    MagiCool SLIM TRIPLE 360 Elegant Plexi Series Radiator Rev. 2







    Technical Details:

    Size (LxBxH) :424 x 120 x 34 mm
    Fitting: G1/4"
    Weight: 1016g
    Material: Copper, acrylic glass, Aluminium
    Fan thread size: M3

    Scope of supply:

    1x MagiCool SLIM TRIPLE 360 Elegant Plexi Serie Radiator Rev. 2
    12x 30mm M3 Screws

    Price: ca. 77 EUR

    The MagiCool Slim Triple 360 Elegant Radiator is the most exotic candidate in this test.
    Most standard Radiators consist of black pre-chambers and black fins, but MagiCool chose a different style for this radiator. The pre-chambers are made of a yellow colored acrylic-glas and the fins are not painted. The side panels consist of Aluminium, which contribute to the noble appearance of this Radiator. The Radiator is quite thin, but has as well a good cooling performance in comparison to other models. It comes in a simple package, wrapped in bubble-wrap and with the obligatory fan-screws. On the backside of the Radiator you will find the bleeding screw, which helps you to get the air out of your water-circuit. In the first revision the quality of the acrylic-glass was not very good. Therefore MagiCool released the second Revision of this Radiator, which shows no problems in operation. Because of the transparent pre-chambers you can watch the Radiator working.


    Especially after bringing the Radiator into service, you can watch how the air leaves into the tubes (for a better understanding take a look in the following video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKuZO4SfIdo

    (Model in the video shows a Single-Radiator)

    The MagiCool Slim Triple 360 Radiator shows in my test a good cooling performance and a very exotic visual appearance.






    Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 360






    Technical Details:

    * Seize: 397 x 54 x 133 mm (BxHxT)
    * Material: Coppers, Brass
    * Colour: Black
    * Weight: 1,18 kg
    * Fittings: 2x G1/4
    * Fan-Size: 3x 120 mm
    * Fan-Thread-Size: M4 (both sides)

    Price: ca. 80 Euro



    The company Hardware Labs is a well known candidate on the Watercooling-Market und offers a great variety of high-end Radiators in different sizes. All Radiators from Hardware Labs are processed on the highest level. The older Black Ice Radiators with their close-meshed fins were designed for fast fan-speeds up to 800 rpm. Therefore the Radiator performs not very good at low fan-speeds. Hardware Labs developed with the SR1-Series a new series which should perform much better with lower fan-speeds and therefore with lower air flow.
    A special feature of this Radiator is the different distance from the fins to the fans, which functions on one side as a shroud (because of the greater distance to the fins, the dead point under the fans is reduced, which brings a better performance). Because of the different assembly options, I have tested both options in order to detect differences regarding to the performance.
    The “Shroud” assembly-option offers a better Delta T of max. 0,7! Therefore I used this assembly-option in my charts. The SR1 360 is as well processed as his big brother the SR1 480. The processing quality of Hardware Labs is still the best I know. The paintwork is free from defects and all threads are processed very well.






    Thermochill TA 120.3





    Technical Details:

    Colour: matt black
    Material: Tank: Brass; Fins: Copper
    Fittings: G 1/4"
    Weight: ca. 2 kg
    Seize (LxBxH): 405 x 129 x 60mm

    Scope of supply:

    1x Thermochill TA120.3 Triple Radiator - 360 Radiator
    12x 13mm self-cutting Screws

    Price: ca. 110 Euro


    The Radidators from Thermochill could be called as a legend on the Watercooling-Market.
    The Radiators from Thermochill won many Awards in different reviews in the last years, but they had as well some details which should have been improved in further future (paintwork, assembly leftovers in the Radiator). A second typical attribute of the Thermochill Radiators were the exotic Fitting-Size G 3/8”. A third typical attribute was the usage of an uncommon hole size for the fans, so you had to buy a special cover plate, if you wanted to mount fans on your Radiator, which results in additional costs. With the new TA-Series all these “mistakes“ are eliminated. Therefore the Radiator has standardized G ¼” Fitting-Size and hole sizes (15mm), which allows you to choose between a great variety of Fittings and cover plates. The only point which is similar to the old models is the usage of self-cutting fan-screws. The Radiator comes in simple white package and a short instruction manual for the assembly of the optional shrouds. In contrast to the older models the paintwork is on a higher level and shows no defects. The TA 120.3 performs very well at low fan-speeds, but performs as well with high fan-speeds. A last major point of critic might be the high price of the Radiator, but this could be explained by the production in UK (which is not as quite cheap as in China).



    Magicool Slim Triple 360





    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper fins, brass pre-chambers
    Seize: (L x B x H): 398x121x30mm
    Fittings: G 1/4"
    Weight: ca. 840g
    Assembly options: 12x M3-top (for 3x 120mm-Fans),12x M3 threads at the bottom (for 3x120mm-Fans)
    Pressure tested: 2,5 Bar


    Price: ca. 40 Euro




    The MagiCool Slim Radiator is a very popular Radiator, which has a good cooling performance in relation to its price. It comes in the current revision with two different size of fan-screws and the Anti-Vibrations-frames. The MagiCool Radiator is 30mm thick and can be therefore used for PC-Cases with low space for a radiator- assembly. Altogether the processing quality is on an adequate level. Sometimes the fan-threads are not processed correctly, but that should not be negative criteria in relation to the price and cooling-performance. The Radiator performs well with low airflow according to its price (other Radiators perform better, but you have to pay a much higher price).The Radiator is wrapped in Bubble-warp and has an aluminium frame.








    XSPC RX 360





    Technical Details:

    Color: matt black
    Seize: 125x58.5x410mm (BxHxT)
    Fins: Copper
    Fittings: 2x G1/4"
    Specials: UNC 6-32 Fan-threads, 3x water channels in height

    Price: ca. 100 Euro



    The model RX 360 from the company XSPC was sent in the latest version to me. In comparison to the older version (with a black glossy finish and M4-threads) the current version has a matt black paintwork and UNC 6-32 fan-threads. Because of the broad fin spacing the Radiator performs very well with lowest fan-speeds (which you will notice in my charts). The RX 360 comes in a simple package. Special features of the Radiator are the three water channels in the height. The Scope of supply contains fan-screws and the obligatory closing plugs. The processing quality is on a good level. The paintwork of my sample did not have any defects and all fan-threads were well processed.











    Swiftech MCR320-QPK





    Technical Details:

    Fittings: G1/4"
    Seize: 410 x 128 x 34mm
    Weight: 1063g
    Fan-threads: UNC 6-32

    Price: ca. 57 Euro


    The company Swiftech from California / USA exists for many years and achieved in the past many awards for their Watercooling-Products like the excellent Apogee XT CPU-Cooler. As a matter of cause the current Triple-Radiator is one of the candidates in this comparison. A typical feature of this series is the uncommon building of the pre-chambers and the broad construction of the Radiator. The scope of supply contains the obligatory fan-screws in UNC 6-32 and a notification which reminds you not to use long screws for the fan-assembly. The Radiator is higher-than-average processed and performs very well for a moderate price.


    Swiftech MCR320-XP






    Technical Details:

    Fittings: G1/4"
    Seize: 410 x 128 x 34mm
    Weight: ca. 1048g
    Fan-threads: UNC 6-32

    Price: ca. 58 Euro

    The MCR320-XP, is the latest Radiator from Swiftech (XP stands for “extreme Performance”). This model performs in comparison to the Swiftech MCR320-QP slightly better with middle and high fan-speeds. Another difference to the QP is the paintwork, which is here finished in matt instead of a glossy style. The Radiator has a good cooling-performance and is processed without any defects (regarding to fins and paintwork). The XP has 20 fins per inch. The QP has 12 fins per inch, which means that the QP has on lower fan-speeds a slightly better cooling-performance.







    Koolance 20-FPI Copper





    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper fins & brass pipes
    Fittings: G 1/4"
    Seize: (B x L x H): 12,7cm x 41,2cm x 3,8cm
    Fan-thread-size: M4
    Weight: 1100g

    Price: ca. 56 Euro





    Koolance 30-FPI Copper Vertikal






    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper fins & brass pipes
    Fittings: G 1/4"
    Seize: (B x H x L): 12,6cm x 3cm x 39,5cm
    Fan-threat-size: M4
    Weight: 794g

    Price: ca. 60 Euro





    Koolance is an US-american producer with over 10 years’ experience in PC-Watercooling-parts. In this time Koolance developed many high quality products including Radiators in different sizes. Therefore let us take a closer look to the two current triple-Radiators of them. The thinner model has similarities according the seize of the MagiCool Slim 360 and differences according to the fin spacing, which means that the Radiator from Koolance is designed for higher fan-speeds (it performs well with high fan-speeds).
    The second model in our test is optimized for lower fan-speeds and performs as well very well. Both models are processed very well. They are shipped in a simple box and the scope of supply consists of the obligatory fan-screws. The thinner Radiator comes with two connection extension, so you could use Fittings with longer threads (Fan-thread-Size = M4). Special features of those Radiators are two small metal plates, which protect the Radiator from damage, if you use screws, which are too long.











    Coolgate Triple Radiator






    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper fins, brass pre-chambers
    Pipes with high amount of copper
    3 water chambers13 x 2mm
    Colour: black
    Seize (L xB x H): 413,6 x 124 x 60mm
    Fittings: G1/4"
    Fan-thread-size: 6-32 UNC
    Weight: 1350g
    Water volume: 400ml
    Pressure tested: 1.5bar
    Fan-Size: 120mm
    Special features: Bleeding-thread at the bottom

    Price: ca. 95 Euro



    So let us find out if Coolgate could be a new star on the Radiator-firmament. The current Triple-Radiator convinced us with high performance and is well processed. A special feature of this Radiator is the high allotment of copper (90%), which is used for the water channels. The high allotment of copper and the handmade fins are useful for an efficient process of heat exchange. The coarse meshed structure of the Coolgate Radiator is optimized for lower fan-speeds. The Radiator is shipped in an elegant black package and the scope of supply includes the obligatory fan-screws (UNC 6-32), three anti-vibrations-frames and four screws for the assembly on your pc-case. The pre-chamber has four threats plus one G ¼ thread on the backside (that offers many assembly solutions for your water circuit). The bleeding-process can be speeded up by using the plug-screw. The Coolgate Radiator has three parallel water-chambers, which reduce the flow resistance and ensure an optimal cooling-performance.



    EK Water Blocks Coolstream XT 360






    Technical Details:

    Material: Copper, Brass
    Colour: black
    Seize: 398 x 123 x 47mm
    Fittings: G 1/4"
    Fan-thread-size: M3
    Weight: 1.350g

    Price: ca. 59 Euro



    EK from Slowenia is a well known company in the watercooling-sector . Until a few months EK was known for their CPU / GPU-Coolers, Rerservoirs, Pumps and further equipments. Therefore the current and newest Radiator from EK is candidate in our tests. The EK Coolstream XT 360 comes in a nice black-green coloured package and is wrapped in bubble-warp. The scope of supply includes the obligatory fan-screws. The processing quality is on a high level as well as the cooling-performance of the Radiator. With a thickness of 50mm the Radiator can be positioned in the centre of the test-candidates. My review sample had some little defects according the paintwork and some fan-threads were lopsided.








    Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Full Copper 360






    Technical Details:

    Material intern: Main part Copper
    Material Case: Side: Steel, Threads: Brass, Chambers: Copper
    Colour: black
    Seize (L x B x H):
    Fittings: 6x G 1/4"
    Fan-threat-size: M3
    Pressure tested: 1,5 Bar

    Scope of supply:

    1x Radiator
    5x coppery screw plugs
    12x coppery M3x30mm screws
    12x coppery M3x35mm screws

    Price: ca. 62 Euro




    Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper 360






    Technical Details:

    Material intern: Main part Copper
    Material Case: Side: Steel, Threads: Brass, Chambers: Copper
    Colour: black
    Seize (L x B x H):
    Fittings: 6x G 1/4"
    Fan-threat-size: M3
    Pressure tested: 1,5 Bar

    Scope of supply:

    1x Radiator
    5x coppery screw plugs
    12x coppery M3x30mm screws
    12x coppery M3x35mm screws

    Price: ca. 78 Euro




    Alphacool is a well known producer – maybe a pioneer – on the watercooling-market. In this review the new high performance Radiators NexXxos XT 45 and NexXxos UT 60 will be tested (which means that one Radiator is 45mm and the other 60mm thick). In comparison to the top-model the cheaper version has an additional G1/4” threat at the end of the Radiator.
    The pre-chambers offer a great variety of assembly options with six(!) connecting threats. This is an absolute new feature on the Radiator-Market. The pre-chambers are another highlight because they are totally made of copper. The scope of supply contains fan-screws in 30mm and 35mm length and enough screw plugs in copper-optics. The Radiators are brought to you in a nice colourful package and they are wrapped in bubble-warp. In order to prevent the Radiator from dirt you will find rubber plugs in the threats in delivery status. Both radiators perform very well, but the bigger model performs slightly better. The additional bleeding screw from the NexXxis UT60 can be used (at vertical assembly) as a fill-port or for de-airing. Another Highlight of this Radiator-series is the internal protection under the fan-threats to avoid defects by using wrong screw lengths. Both Radiators have a broad fin-spacing, which results in an optimization for lower and middle fan-speeds. Both NexXxos Radiators have a good value for money. The perform very well for an attractive price.





    Test-Results:


    Delta-T – Difference between air and water temperature. Lower = better




    Fan speed: 600 rpm.









    Fan speed: 800 rpm.










    Fan speed: 1200 rpm.










    Fan speed: 1500 rpm. – i used fans from Phobya






    Flow rates:





    Liter per hour – Higher = better



    Scope of Supply:







    Awards:




    The XSPC RX 360 gets the Bundymania Gold Award for its top performance on low speeds and its first place in my tests. The other new Radiators Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper and the Coolgate Triple Radiator achieve the Gold Award for the excellent performance.




    The Silver Award goes to the Magicool Slim Elegant 360, Phobya G-Changer 360 V1.2, EK Coolstream XTX 360 , Thermochill TA120.3 and the HWLabs Black Ice SR1 360 for their well performance on low fan-speeds and their excellent processing quality. The HWLabs Black Ice SR1 360 performs as well very good with higher fan-speeds.




    The Bronze Award goes to the Swiftech MCR320-QP , Swiftech MCR320-XP, and the Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Full Copper. The Koolance 30-FPI Copper Vertikal achieved as well a Bronze Award for the good performance on high fan-speeds and the well done processing quality.




    The Magicool Slim 360 got the Bundymania Price-Perfomance Award for the low price.


    Conclusion:

    All in all the producers followed the motto [I]A rolling stone gathers no moss[/] and improved their Radiators with some good features in detail, which cases a better performance or an easier installation. It is a commendable way of the producers, that they improve their articles although they are for many years on the market. The new label Coolgate could convince us with its good performance, features and processing quality. The watercooling-pioneer Alphacool offers with his Radiators a good package of efficiency, good features and an attractive price. Because of the great variety of Radiators everyone might find the right model for his individual needs and budget. The test field shows price-performance-winners, a good middle field and High-End-Radiators. So there are many ways to get your current PC-System cool and quiet. But if the Radiator-Size might be too small you should take a look at my further Quad-Radiator-Review





    Thanks:

    I would like to thank the following companies and producers for supporting my tests:: Aquatuning , Phobya , Magicool , www.caseking.de , Koolance , EK Waterblocks , Coolgate , ThermoChill , Swiftech , XSPC , www.noiseblocker.de , www.gigabyte.de , www.alphacool.de , www.Aquacomputer.de , www.cougar-world.de , www.watercool.de , www.evga.com , www.hwlabs.com , www.microcoolusa.com , www.kingston.com

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    The SR1 performed better than the thinner/higher fpi rads at 1500rpm?

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    Thanks - obviously a lot of work gone in there.

    Im curious though - how did you decide the RX360 was the overall winner? At a glance the UT60 seems to have given better performance across the range of thermal tests and is incredibly close in flow too.

    Nice to see the Elegant back in the mix as well. Does it tarnish at all with use?

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    Im glad that I bought Coolgate Triple. Now waiting the order from PCS to build my first LCS.

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    Great work and review
    Nice job.

    I wonder where the GTX360 comes in there
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    Ton of great work gone into this.
    Thanks for sharing, much appreciated!
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    Wonderfull work , could you put a MO-RA3 on that system as a referrence? like to see how the monster compares to 360 and 480 radiators.

    if too much trouble I understand
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    Good job. Thanks for the hard work. Does a 3x140mm rad roundup planned?
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    Really appreciate all that work.
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    Thanks for this!

    Would be awesome if you could get your hands on RA series from Thermochill once it is out, their Twitter page says they will launch it around mid January. Just to see how will it stack with others from this bunch.

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    Wow, great work. Thanks for sharing the test results along with your observations of each. This kind of information helps a lot when buying.

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    Wow, for the $64 price (at frozencpu) the XSPC EX360 is hard to beat for fans over 1200rpm!
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    Thanks Bundy for the work. A few years back I was curious to test the ole Thermochill PA 120.3 versus the then fairly new XSPC RX 360 and the 360 actually came out on top for fan speeds up to about 1200 rpm. So far, for every XSPC item I have used, I have come across pleasantly surprised. The Raystorm, the Dual DDC reservoir or the RX radiators. They are not only cheaper but perform better than the competition. If you have a chance can you post a pic of your setup in action testing one of the above radiators?

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    Great work bundy! I wish you had gone a bit higher on the fan rpm's - after all the AP15's are so popular, and push/pull would have been nice too. But you can't complain about 16 rads in the same test!

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    Yeah you have to somewhat limit the scope of the review when dealing with that many rads otherwise I would imagine the new models would be out before youve finished testing . The amount of hours testing in this review is honestly quite astonishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundymania View Post
    @Kosmic71: It´s already done, but not translated yet:

    http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community...st-669248.html
    oh! great, thanks!
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    Nice work but what about for those of us who use something higher than 1500rpm? Most will use the Scythe GT's 1850, some Kazes 2000rpm and others with Deltas/kazes at 3000rpm+
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    Im agree, I think 1.500 to 1850 rpm are the most popular

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    Also, not to nag but seriously? You've given everyone an award... And then at the end of each one said a little extra about one of those. Can we please stick to clear answers about who's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and best for budget rather than saying everyone is great to please all manufacturers so as not to confuse the n00bs? Or if you must choose multiple winners, give clear reasons like best single (<35mm) rad, dual (>35mm) rad, silent rad and extreme performance rad.
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    Bundymania: imho it would be worth to make single chart unifying all fanspeeds and all rad performance lines. Something like this @skinneelab. Should show well up to which point some rad is more (less) effective then others, and also should allow to extrapolate results further into even untested ranges. Of course, each reader can do that by himself with spreadsheet software, but would be nice to see such chart added for everyone to see.

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    wow very interesting result

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