Choosing new wheels

I'm building up by first full carbon road bike (planetx nanolight) and I'm currently trying to decide on my wheels.

I've been offered two different wheelsets at what I think is a pretty good price - Halo Mercury or Remerx alcyon. Both are new and both are £95 but I'm struggling to choose which to go for.

Halos - 30mm rim, 1578g (front 670g rear 908g) black bladed spokes, halo hubs (sound nice  3 ), front is 16 spoke which looks good. Rim weighs 450g.

Remerx - Think 20mm rim but not sure could be less, 1511g  (677g front, 834g rear), silver bladed spokes, unsure on hubs, 24 spoke front. I think the rim on these wiegh 420g.

While the remerx are lighter, the halos are deeper so I'm wondering is the 70g difference about right for the slightly deeper rim?

If it's at all relevant I ride mostly in the peak district and in the alps in the summer, and I'm hoping to do a bit of racing next year. This bike will probably be ridden all year round (though I do fancy building an on one pompetamine as a winter bike if I can find one  7 )

Basically, anyone got any opinions on which might be the better choice, or is there going to be so little difference I should just choose the one I prefer the look of? I'm kinda fancying the halos at the moment for the look and I love the halos on my jump bike so have good experiences with them however the remerx look good too and save 70g.

Link to photos of wheels on bike (I know the fork looks a bit odd lol, I'll probably swap it with a black one at some point)

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