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Which rad is better?

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Someone I know online is offering to buy me anything under $50 (well, not really offering, it was a bet with someone I know ).

I'm thinking of getting a rad, but I'm not sure which to get.

Black Ice GT Stealth 240

Or

Swiftech MCR-220


I'm also thinking instead of a rad, to be picked up a pump. Fewer pumps come out than do radiators (AFAIK), so it'll be less outdated by the time I totally convert to water cooling. (~August.)

Hows the dB-1?

I know CyberD loves it due to it being mad quiet, which is a huge positive; but can it really hold its own in a semi-high end loop?

(Probably going to get a D-Tek FuZion or Stinger V8 water block and one of those rads, and no VGA block for now, but will be on my list. )

So.
Which rad to get.
And.
Is that pump worth it?
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If you don't mind say 60-90cfm fans I would get the GTS and use these fans with it...

These are real quiet..

...http://www.svc.com/fba12g12l1bx.html
Panaflo Fan w/ RPM 68.9CFM 30dBA

These aren't loud to me at all...

...http://www.svc.com/kd1212pmb3-86.html
Sunon 120mm Ball Bearing Fan w/ 3pin 84CFM 35dBA

For lower cfm the Swifty rad would probably be better..

That pump is good but I don't know how well it would work in anything more then a single block loop...

If you plan on adding other components I would just go with a D-5 they are real reliable and a good flowing pump...Swifty has this new one out with no rheo on it so it runs flat out all the time...Which is where most guys set it anyway and it will save a few bucks..

...http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpuw.html
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Cool deal. Thanks.

I'm probably gunna pick up some SilenX fans when I'm about to throw the loop together. 20dba and 90CFM.

So the Swiftech one is the one to go with?
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If your going with 90cfm fans I would get the GTS...The lower cfm would be better with a Swifty I think...
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The GTS is made for low CFM fans. The GTX requires higher CFMs to really shine (+90 CFM). From the ones you quoted earlier, I would get the GTS, paired with some nice +50 CFM fans
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Cool deal. Thanks again guys.
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