As much as I may have a somewhat cynical and jaded outlook, I can’t help but read “New & Improved” as “we have found a new way to improve our profits”. It’s rare that we actually see any improvement in products with this marking or advertising promise. Typically, it is just a change in packaging with a higher price, a variance in fragrance/color or even an outright inferior product. (footnote: see “Coke, New – an inferior product made without cane sugar in order to drive down production costs and make you thankful that Coke Classic tastes even remotely like the original”) Typically, the last thing I want to hear from a manufacturer about a product that I have handed an Editor’s Choice Award to just a couple of weeks prior is that they have “improved” it, especially if it is a product that I feel is far ahead of its competition.
However, that was the case with the XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit. If you haven’t read the review, you probably should before going any further since this piece centers around the changes to the kit. At least glance through it, you know, just to make me feel better....just click here. Thankfully, what XSPC informed me was, in fact, an actual improvement being made. To make it even more appealing, it was being done without a cost increase. The improvement is simple, but notable; the RS240 radiator is being replaced by the higher performance EX240 radiator, hence the new XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 Kit.
The XSPC EX240 radiator is a dual 120mm (or 240mm, if you prefer) radiator which promises increased performance without the necessity of added thickness. Coming in at 35.5mm thick, including the housing, the XSPC EX240 offers great mounting options in tighter spaces. Finished in all black with embossed XSPC logos, the EX240 sports a copper and brass core for ultimate performance. A newly designed denser fin structure uses a unique design optimized for better performance at lower fan speeds, resulting in decreased overall operational noise. Overall heat dissipation is increased with improved soldering and welded seams. Two standard G1/4” ports are on one end for loop connectivity, while mounting options for four 120mm fans in push/pull are present with screws included.