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Best 240mm Radiator for $80?

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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 6:23:22 AM

What is the best 240mm Radiator for $80? I am just going to cool my 2600k, so there won't be too much wattage. Anyways, I have been looking at the xspc rx240mm radiator, are there better radiators out there for a similar price?

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a c 95 K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 9:30:17 AM

I'd say it's the best in the price range (and size)... and I'd think you could cool a little bit more with that (if you were so inclined).
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a c 249 K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 11:06:41 AM

amuffin said:
What is the best 240mm Radiator for $80? I am just going to cool my 2600k, so there won't be too much wattage. Anyways, I have been looking at the xspc rx240mm radiator, are there better radiators out there for a similar price?


Do yourself a favor before you spend the money at least read up to just before the pictures.

You'll get a lot of advice here regarding a 240 radiator, most being my radiator suggestion is better than yours, but is it actually going to do what you are after, regarding your 2600K, if you're after overclocking leeway with that CPU, go big or get ready to kick yourself for spending the money you do.
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a c 337 K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 2:10:34 PM

I'd go a step further and ask what you plan to clock it to. If you only are planning mild overclocking (4.0-4.3), then most normal 240 rads will work fine, with the thicker rads being a bit better for total dissipation potential if you expand your loop. However, if you are going for benchmark records, long-term Folding or crunching, you might consider a solution like 4ryan6 has linked. It isn't mobile by any means, but it has the ability to really get your temps low on a high-clocked chip.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 2:24:32 PM

4.6-5? I will probably settle for a 4.8ghz oc ;) 
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a b K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 4:27:11 PM

The EX240 might be a worthwhile purchase. You get better performance than the RS series but in the same size package.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 6:44:44 PM

The rx240 is thicker than the ex right?
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a c 337 K Overclocking
March 20, 2012 7:00:44 PM

Yes, but the EX has higher fin and tube density.
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