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    Default XSPC EX360 Radiator

    According to XSPC, the EX360 is a high performance radiator that has a slim profile. Typically we find these rads can't match the big boys on the market, but we're determined to find out if that's true or not. Can the XSPC EX360 impress us?

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    so the low profile will fit into more cases?
    seems to work well enough,.....

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Is there a 480 version? I need a good low profile rad and this series seems to fit that bill.
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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    so the low profile will fit into more cases?
    seems to work well enough,.....
    yes, most low profile rads would fit in most case

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
    Is there a 480 version? I need a good low profile rad and this series seems to fit that bill.
    PPC has them for $80


    IMO, the EX series are more the same category as Swiftech rads in both price/performance.

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    yes, most low profile rads would fit in most case


    PPC has them for $80


    IMO, the EX series are more the same category as Swiftech rads in both price/performance.
    How do you think a low profile rad (480) would fare cooling two gpus like 6950/70s? I plan on doing two loops and need a low profile rad for the Silverstone Raven since it's not too good of a fit for internal water cooling.
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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    IMO, two GPUs on 480 is overkill. Since you're going to do two separate loops, a triple rad is fine for it.

    Look at heat dissipation chart shall we?
    XSPC EX360 Radiator-xspc_ex360_temp1.jpg

    if you run the fans at 1500RPM, it can dissipate up to 400W of heat.

    Do you think two GPUs run that hot? I don't think so. Most people over estimate the heat output by the GPU. The temperature instantly cut in half as soon it on the water. The chip is more torrent with the high heat than the CPU so I don't think it needs the super cool as the CPU.

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    IMO there is no con to this rad at $60. great value and great review tony!

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    IMO there is no con to this rad at $60. great value and great review tony!
    It's true, you get what you paid for. The thing is XSPC claims the EX has the performance as RX series but it doesn't.

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Deton your test setup indicated that you used MCP35X + EK X Top, just to confirm if this top works with the MCP35X ?

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    yes it does. There is no different between MCP3xx series vs MCP35X, the only different is the pump top cover and its circuitry.
    Actually, you can buy the MCP35x top and put it on the MCP3xx pump if you want. I killed the pump in the review and just picked up another one with white top .

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    yes it does. There is no different between MCP3xx series vs MCP35X, the only different is the pump top cover and its circuitry.
    Actually, you can buy the MCP35x top and put it on the MCP3xx pump if you want. I killed the pump in the review and just picked up another one with white top .
    so you removed the MCP35X top and screwed on the MCP355 Top ? never ever thought that would work! do you think it helps improve the flow rate by a lot? BTW how did u kill the pump? Ran it dry and went out shopping ?

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    I didn't get a chance to test the flow restriction between two tops. I impressed how powerful the little pump performs.

    the pump died because water got into the PCB, water leaks and it sat on the water.

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Sweet rad... but ill stay with my swifty. BTW there is a small confusion on page 5 first you say
    The heat loads are applied to the radiator via the MCP655 pump,
    and then you list the mcp35x pump in test setup . Just a heads up :-)

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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Good review Tony, nice 360Rad for under $60

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    nice review
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    Default Re: XSPC EX360 Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Sweet rad... but ill stay with my swifty. BTW there is a small confusion on page 5 first you say and then you list the mcp35x pump in test setup . Just a heads up :-)
    good catch. I used to have the 655 for the test but it dies on me, the mcp35x is the replacement. Forgot to fix the writing.

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