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XSPC EX240 vs Hardware Labs Black Ice 240GTS UFlow

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Just as the title says between these two radiators which is better? A little back story, I am doing a new watercooling build and actually already purchased two EX240's being as they were a good price on Amazon ~$49 each, didn't think much about it till now I'm doing some digging and see I could get the 240GTS for basically the exact same price. Now I can't find any direct reviews of these two but I can for the EX360 and the 360GTS and it shows the GTS being a decent bit better. Would it be worth going through the return process to get the GTS or stick with the EX? Also I will be using push pull on one of the radiators and then just pull on the other with corsair SP120 fans. Thanks!
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I'd say just stick with the EX240 radiators. The performance between the two should be close, and the EX240 has less restriction, so you'll get better flow-rates using the EX240 compared to the 240GTS. Basically, they'll be close enough performance-wise to not really matter much (maybe +/- 1-2C, if that) which you go with.
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I'd say just stick with the EX240 radiators. The performance between the two should be close, and the EX240 has less restriction, so you'll get better flow-rates using the EX240 compared to the 240GTS. Basically, they'll be close enough performance-wise to not really matter much (maybe +/- 1-2C, if that) which you go with.

Okay thanks! I kinda figured/hoped so but just wanted to be sure I wasn't gonna put this loop together and regret not going with the GTS's because id gain decent amount of performance doing so.
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Stick with the EX, you already have them and I don't recommend swapping out rads in general.
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Stick with the EX, you already have them and I don't recommend swapping out rads in general.

Will do thanks! I was just seeing reviews (which surprisingly there are very few) and they show the GTS beating out the EX in the 360 rads so figured same was for the 240. But if it's only gonna be like 1-2*C then yeah not worth the hassle. Thanks guys! ☺
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