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Koolance or XSPC?

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In my new water cooling loop I'm ordering, I have it narrowed down to two choices of rads. Either the Koolance dual 140mm rad or the XSPC EX280. Both roughly the same size and will each fit in my case (I can afford either in my budget so price is unimportant). I have been looking online and really haven't found any guides on these in side-by-side comparisons so I was hoping for a little guidance from THIS community biggrin.gif. Basically, which is the better radiator?
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Go with the XSPC, you won't be disappointed. All my rads are XSPC and I love them thumb.gif
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While I never have used a Koolance rad, I love my two XSPC RX360s. Solid performers.
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I own a Koolance 120.2 radiator, close enough tongue.gif, since they are 30 FPI rads you need some higher RPM fans with decent static pressure. I use two SanAce 38mm fans currently, and it works very nice since they're quiet at low speeds and are able to push more than enough air. However I previously had AP-15s installed and even at max they are not pushing as much air as the SanAces at low speeds because of the high amount of fins. If you want to run your fans at around 1000rpm, then 10-20 FPI I believe is perfectly fine. I actually plan on completely changing my watercooling setup and part of the plan includes removing the Koolance rad for UT60s since they perform much better all across the board. Take a look at buddymania's review, it contains both of those radiators, however the 360 variants. It should still give you some idea of how they compare in performance.
Edited by hiarc - 5/17/13 at 9:13pm
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Go for xspc you won't be disappointed:thumb:
   
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