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RX 360 v3

As we’re going to be building a full loop we thought it best to mate the Razor with XSPCs latest version of the already established RX series radiator.  As we’re going to be using the 2011 rig along with the toasty R9 290 we’re going to need to ensure we’re able to adequately dissipate the heat.  For us, the RX360 v3 was the obvious choice. 

 

Technical Specification

 Materials  Brass Core, Copper Fins
 Dimensions  130x56x398.5 (WxDxH)
 Core Thickness  46mm
 Channels  2 rows of 21mm x2mm tubes
 FPI  13 (Splitter Fin)
 Ports  4xG1/4″ (2 blanks supplied)
 Weight  1630g (empty)
 Fans  Up to 6x120mm (3 preside)
 Fan spacing  15mm
Fittings  12x6mm and 12x30mm 6-32 screws

 

As with all XSPC products the RX 360 v3 comes in a simple card box but is protected by may layers of packaging within.  Even the screw pack, which contains all the screws you should need for mounting and fan installation is taped to a thick piece of card and positioned so as to not damage the radiator underneath.       

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Like Previous RX units before it, the RX 360v3 is finished in Matt Black with a lightly embossed XSPC logo visible on both sides of the shroud.  Fan mounts are of a standard 15mm spacing and are located down both sides of the rad.  The rad is just 56mm thick but of course this will rise to some 81mm with a single set of fans and 106mm if you go push pull.

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Four G1/4″ ports are located at one end giving access from the top or either side.  The common flow tank at the other end is slim which helps keep the overall length down and is devoid of a bleed plug.

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The RX V3 has a 46mm thick Brass core and copper fins.  It has a fin density of 13FPI with two rows of 21mm deep 2mm tubes.  There are nine of these on each of the two layers.

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