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The Black Ice SR-1 and XSPC RX360 perform about the same at all fan speeds, but the SR-1's are a lot more expensive.
Just a note on this; depending on where you are in the world the SR1 can actually be at lot cheaper than the RX360. SpecialTech, for example, has the SR1 360 at £79 compared to the RX360 at £90. It seems that many UK e-tailers have similar price differentials between the two, the US is predominantly the other way round.

The SR1 reportedly has the better finish and stands up to a lot more punishment before the paint starts to rub off. Both my RX rads are showing copper in places.

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Another alternative would be a Swiftech MCR-320-QP. These radiators used to be the hit of the water cooling community, but for some reason people have forgotten about them.
Hey, not forgotten about them here, I have the 120 and 220 and love them. The finish on them is also very good, and the price / performance just can't be beaten.


I would be cautious saying that something is the "best overall" as it depends on the application and the person. The best overall rad differs for someone who wants raw cooling power and doesn't care about noise, someone who wants a cheap loop or someone who wants a quiet loop. Sometimes money isn't a factor or location makes the costs differ, which will change the "best rad"

Many rads are good at many things, the best rad is the one that best suits your needs (in this case probably the RX360).
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