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Black Ice Xtreme or Black Ice II?

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I'm after low noise with good cooling. Would I be better served with two fans on the BI2, which appears to just be two Black Ice Primes joined to make one really long one. Or would it be better to have one of the same fans on the Black Ice Xtreme? Presumably since the BIX is thicker, the same airflow is going across more surface area and should get about the same results, right? Here are the specs and pics of each (to save you the trouble of having to look them up). Note, I'm designing and building the case myself, so either one can fit. The BIX I would likely mount in the bottom front. The BI2 I would mount either at the top of the case with the fans blowing out or at the bottom with fans sucking air in across the radiator. The pump and reservoir will be in a separate chamber at the bottom, and it's this separate chamber that fans would be sucking the air from. Thoughts? Comments? Am I just high? :)


Black Ice II
4-pass Radiator specifically developed for PC watercooling based on the same high-performance Black Ice design.
DOUBLE the performance: rated for 720KCal per hour (2856 BTU per hour) or 837Wh
240 mm (9.44 inch) Copper core consisting of flat tubes for maximum heat conductivity
High-density louvered copper fin configuration for enhanced heat dissipation
Built-in plenum chamber for increased performance and noise reduction
Self-tapping and case mounting holes for easy installation of 2 120mm fans
9.5 mm (3/8 inch) pre-angled inlet/outlet barbed hose connectors
Svelt 150.4 x 248.6 x 25 mm (5.9 x 9.79 x 0.98 inch) dimensions allows it to fit inside most mid-tower cases
Specifically designed for the case mod enthusiast.

BI2-3.jpg


Black Ice Xtreme

2-pass Double-row Low Pressure Drop Radiator specifically developed for PC watercooling based on the new high-performance Black Ice Xtreme design.
More than DOUBLE the performance at the compact Black Ice Prime form factor: rated for 790KCal per hour (3134BTU per hour) or 919Wh.
120 mm x 32 mm (4.72 inch x 1.25 inch) Double-row Copper core consisting of flat tubes for maximum heat conductivity.
High-density louvered copper fin configuration for enhanced heat dissipation
Built-in plenum chamber for increased performance and noise reduction
Self-tapping and case mounting holes for easy installation of 120mm fans
Now 12.5 mm (1/2 inch) pre-angled inlet/outlet barbed hose connectors
Compact 150.4 x 128.6 x 43mm (5.9 x 5 x 1.69 inch) dimensions allows it to fit inside most mid-tower cases
Designed to meet the performance demands of hardcore PC watercooling enthusiasts

BIXtreme_med.jpg
 

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the blac ice extreame is smaller and more powerful, it is the best out of the two, however a much better and cheaper option is using a heatercore. a heatercore is better then them both and can be found almost as smaller as the black ice extreame
 
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Avatar28

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Yes, but heatercores look like *** in my book. If I had a normal system, I wouldn't really care. But since I'm building my case from Plexi, it will definitely matter. That's why I'm willing to spend twice the money to get a Black Ice.