XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 Watercooling Kit Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

 XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 Watercooling Kit Review

 

Introduction

XSPC have been around for a few years now, quietly going about their business and producing quality water-cooling kit. We had the pleasure of reviewing the RS240 kit some years back and were very impressed with it.  With the EX 240 kit XSPC hope to take performance to the next level.

The Kit as you have probably worked out by now is based around three main components.  Firstly, the classic X20 750 Litre/hour dual bay res/pump combo.  Secondly, the Raystorm CPU Water-block.  Seen as the successor to the Rasa, although the Rasa can still be purchased and is a great water-block in it's own right, the Raystorm promises even better performance, along with some bling party tricks.  Last, but by no means least, the star of the show, the new EX series Radiator.  Billed as a slimline radiator with the same diminutive dimensions as the RS series, but having the same performance envelope as the much thicker RX series.  Only time, and of course the rigorous OC3D torture test will tell how the XSPC offering stands up to the competition.

 

Technical Specification

As we're dealing with three stars of the show, and because we don't want one of them thinking the're some sort of diva, it only seems fair to give each of them their own section here. 

 

Raystorm CPU Block

- Designed for Multi Core CPU’s
- High Performance Copper Base 56x56x3mm
- CNC Cut Acetal Top
- G1/4″ Threads
- 4x 3mm LED Holes
- Compatible with Most Compression Fittings
- Supports Sockets LGA775, 1156, 1155, 1366 and 2011

Supplied with mounting hardware, 775, 1156/1155, and 1366 backplates,
twin blue LED, allen key, and K2 thermal paste.

 

EX 240 Radiator

- Copper and Brass Core
- Black Matt Paint Finish
- RoHS Compliant
- Dimensions: 121 x 35.5 x 275mm (WxDxH)
- Weight: ~507g
- Ports: G1/4″
- Screws: 6-32 UNC
- Fans: 2 x 120mm (4x with push/pull)

Supplied 30mm and 6mm 6-32 UNC screws

 

X20 750 Pump reservoir Combination

- G1/4″ threads
- High quality acrylic
- Removable brushed aluminium faceplates
- Brass screw threads
- Low noise, low vibration (42dB Max)
- Pump performance: 750 lph
- Delivery head: 1.8m
- Voltage: 12V (4pin)
- Dimensions: 149 x 100 x 85mm (WxDxH)
- Two 5mm LED holes
- Individually pressure tested

Supplied with black and silver faceplates, screws, allen key, and a blue LED.  

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28-06-2012, 05:51:35

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...052921351l.jpg


We all know of XSPC as being one of the main players in the watercooling world. The relaease of their new line of water cooling kits, based around the Raystorm CPU block and the new EX series Radiators, along with the classic X20 750 Pump/res combo's see's them make a bid for the throne.


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28-06-2012, 08:15:18

SieB
Not bad at all, worth the extra 50 over the H100 anyway.

28-06-2012, 12:40:28

airdeano
im glad to see the performance comparisons. undoubtably, the thin radiator is growing
and that manufacturers are also improving on their goods.
i know there is really no replacemnet for the standard radiator, but are these newer
revisions of thinner radiators "comparable" to the duties of the standard rads?
2-5? 10? 15?
with the flow of new cases and their bullet-pointed captions of support for water-cooling
really is making for some interesting questions in water-cooling. plus the crowds
are trying to make water-cooling the band-aid for either a bad over-clock or
wrong system design. i can see where the thin maybe in.. but for serious
usage of water-cooling for looks and function, i can not see the standard
radiator being replaced for the proper way to water-cool a system.

airdeano

28-06-2012, 17:04:15

Master&Puppet
Fantastic results again from XSPC. Some people really hate the idea of "pre-made custom kits" but XSPC have been on to a winner for a good while now and I'm impressed to see that this 240 rad has come so close to the old RS360.

I was an owner of a RS360 kit for a good while as my first WC kit and I couldn't have been any happier. This does the same thing in a smaller package.

For the record I had absolutely no issue with the 750 pump either. For 6 months it ran perfectly and silently. If people are getting noise it's because they are surely failing to bleed properly, or mounting the res poorly. Highly recommended.

28-06-2012, 17:11:27

airdeano
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master&Puppet View Post
If people are getting noise it's because they are surely failing to bleed properly, or mounting the res poorly. Highly recommended.
10-4 'dat...

airdeano

28-06-2012, 19:06:40

WillSK
This looks great! definitely the kind of thing i'd wanna try when i first venture into water cooling. I wonder if it'd fit well in a 600T i'll admit i get a bit confused about radiator sizes i.e 240 vs 360 is it the thickness?

Sorry to sound dumb

28-06-2012, 19:12:08

Josh Weston
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
This looks great! definitely the kind of thing i'd wanna try when i first venture into water cooling. I wonder if it'd fit well in a 600T i'll admit i get a bit confused about radiator sizes i.e 240 vs 360 is it the thickness?

Sorry to sound dumb
A 360mm rad uses 3x120mm fans - it's the length of the rad.
Rads are also rated in their thickness, i.e. 30mm, 60mm, 80mm
It doesn't matter how thick the rad is, it shall still be, more or less, the same length.
You can get rads that use 120mm fans, 140mm fans and 180mm and 200mm+ fans too

28-06-2012, 19:13:30

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Weston View Post
A 360mm rad uses 3x120mm fans - it's the length of the rad.
Rads are also rated in their thickness, i.e. 30mm, 60mm, 80mm
It doesn't matter how thick the rad is, it shall still be, more or less, the same length.
You can get rads that use 120mm fans, 140mm fans and 180mm and 200mm+ fans too

Perfect! thank you

28-06-2012, 21:27:14

arnzzz
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Not bad at all, worth the extra 50 over the H100 anyway.
This kits close to 300 over at specialtech, little bit more than the H100

still i know which id prefer

28-06-2012, 23:03:49

airdeano
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
I wonder if it'd fit well in a 600T
had you looked here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdoW6LFOOd8&feature=plcp

this is Toms 600T water cooling guide....

airdeano


Quote:
Originally Posted by arnzzz View Post
This kits close to 300 over at specialtech, little bit more than the H100
here's the specialtech link for ex240 "raystorm" @ 149.99
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/XSPC-Raystorm-750-EX240-WaterCooling-Kit--EX-Series-Kit-pid-16244.html

you might be figuring the D5 RX360 @ 289..

airdeano
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