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I was wondering why is that a lot of people don't recommend those water kits from Antec and Corsair. What is wrong with them that makes a custom loop better. I'm not planning on getting one but I was just wondering.
     
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There is nothing wrong with them as far as cooling its just you cant add in a say a gpu loop as easy as you would a custom loop. And in most cases a custom loop will give you a little bit better load temp
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Because they perform the same as high end air cooling heatsinks and the fact you can't upgrade them and add new components, techincally you can but it's more trouble than it's worth and it'll be the same as building your own custom loop with more hassle by then.
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Originally Posted by RDS1220 View Post

I was wondering why is that a lot of people don't recommend those water kits from Antec and Corsair. What is wrong with them that makes a custom loop better. I'm not planning on getting one but I was just wondering.

mostly due to with a custom loop you can design it yourself with a little know how and planning. you can also get water blocks for not only the cpu but you graphics card, chipset etc thus you can extend it. With the right design they will way outperform closed loop water coolers..

closed loop systems you are restricted to just cooling the cpu and bre-built so no room for customising them.. they are good for simple water cooling on a budget and perform well plus look tidy. thumb.gif
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Lack of performance and expandability at the cost of convenience. Still runs the risk of custom liquid cooling but often backs it up with questionable warranty. It is pretty much in a zone of suck since I'd personally go traditional cooper and aluminum for their reliability if I'm doing a machine for someone else. And from a vendor's mindset - no leaking to be worrying about, no pump failure, and the only thing that could possibly fail is the fan but even without one it should perform adequately. I'd like to deal with those potential hazards for myself.
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aluminum is one thing I would never have in my loops lol
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aluminum is one thing I would never have in my loops lol

^ninja Aluminum? wth.gif
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aluminum is one thing I would never have in my loops lol

And by that I mean traditional tower heatsinks, looks like I was being too vague.

But those closed loops are mixing metals too, but everyone probably already knows that.
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Pumps in those closed kits could still fail and it'll be a real pita since you'll need to rma it.
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aluminum is one thing I would never have in my loops lol

And by that I mean traditional tower heatsinks, looks like I was being too vague.

But those closed loops are mixing metals too, but everyone probably already knows that.

Sorry I misunderstood you sir
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