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So, after countless hours of reading reviews, graphs, forum posts, discussions, articles, and the like, I STILL have not come to a definitive answer for myself on which radiator to get for my loop. I have literally every part besides the rad picked out in the loop, but I'm still torn when I try to pick a rad. I'm planning on going with one that supports dual 140mm fans (these) to cool my FX-8350. The block I'm using is this one, with this pump. The rads that I am torn between are the XSPC EX/RX280, and the HWLabs SR1/GTX280. I'm custom making a res since I can't seem to find one I like based on where I want it to go, and I'm using some Enzotech 1/2" barbs with either 1/2" or 7/16" tubing (still debating on if I want clamps or not).

TL;DR: Which rad: XSPC EX/RX280 or HWLabs SR1/GTX280?
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AMD FX-8350 ASUS M5A99FX XFX Radeon HD 7970 DOUBLE D GHZ EDITION CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600MHz 
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SAMSUNG 840 EVO SAMSUNG 840 PRO WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN LG BD-RE 
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XSPC EX360 RADIATOR SWIFTECH MP655-B SWIFTECH APOGEE HD (WHITE) ALPHACOOL CLEAR DUAL BAY RESIVOIR 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
AKASA USB3.0 TRIPLE FAN CONTROLLER LITEON 350W PSU WINDOWS 8 PROFESSIONAL AOC 23" IPS MONITOR 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DUCKY ZERO DK2108S (MX BLACK) XFX PRO850 BLACK EDITION MY DESK LOL LOGITECH G5 BF2142 EDITION 
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Personally, I'd go with HWLabs, purely based on build quality.
Actual performance between these two rads is going to be really close, so that leaves overall quality as the main deciding factor for me.
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