Originally Posted by Yomny
I do recall HWL rads being very well known, now it does seem they have a few to choose from, any particular series?
HWL arguably makes the best rads on the market. Having used just about everything out there right now, HWL is by far my first choice. But, be aware that they run slightly wide and you need to be sure they will fit where you are intending on using them.
As far as series, it depends on your goal. The GTS is a slim 30mm rad designed for stellar low noise performance, and is comparable in performance to top name 45mm rads out there. The SR2 also has top notch low noise performance, but will scale more than the GTS, but is 60mm thick. The GTX and GTR are their all out performers, but only at high fan speeds
- in other words, if you aren't looking to have your rig sound like a vacuum cleaner, the GTS and SR2 are better choices as they offer better performance at low/mid fan speeds.
Avoid the L series entirely. They are an oem piece that are very restrictive and do not perform on par with the Nemesis or Black Ice lines.