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Also people don't test coolers on a well OC'd FX chip. Im telling you now AIOs have the edge due to the massive thermal load. It balances them out. Rule of thumb in this thread is that thin 120mm rad = single tower air, thick 120/thin 240 rad = dual tower air, think 240 rad and beyond are better, and you'll need a full loop to get farther than that.

That's it in a nushell, if you wanna run with the big dogs you need big toys. thumb.gif
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I'm in the same boat with the others.

Came from an air cooler myself but skipped AIOs.

I would at least recommend the silver arrow extremes for their high speed fans. If you can stand their 2500 rpm whoosh. They can compete with AIOs but noise granting you upgrade the fans.

The reason I'm not going back to air even though I still have SA is that they're PITA to install, too big, and are less performing than water. Especially with these chips. I'd like at least 4.8GHz as the jump from 4.7- 4.8 is worth it performance wise.

If you're done with corsair AIOs, look at other alternatives. H220 is one. Better built. Higher performance pump..
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I'm in the same boat with the others.

Came from an air cooler myself but skipped AIOs.

I would at least recommend the silver arrow extremes for their high speed fans. If you can stand their 2500 rpm whoosh. They can compete with AIOs but noise granting you upgrade the fans.

The reason I'm not going back to air even though I still have SA is that they're PITA to install, too big, and are less performing than water. Especially with these chips. I'd like at least 4.8GHz as the jump from 4.7- 4.8 is worth it performance wise.

If you're done with corsair AIOs, look at other alternatives. H220X is one. Better built. Higher performance pump..

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with the X variant (the new one with the MUCH better pump) if you still choose a air cooler you can put your gpu(s) in that loop to make your case ambients a little lower.
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Man, people used to get shredded on the LC forums for advocating a CPU loop on a 240 rad... now its commonplace. Go 3 fan rad or go home if you want a CPU loop that performs, and even then it wont be quiet.
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The Value of the XSPC RX240 kit, or similar kit is to high. Why buy a AIO cooler for the same price as you can buy a full custom loop. If your overclocking and want to get the most out of your chip esp a FX chip you need to put it under water. The AIO coolers are a good starting point for starters, but they still lack the extreme performance needed to take the FX chips to the edge. Considering the price difference between the AIO coolers and a kit such as the XSPC Raystorm kit it doesn't make much sense to go with the AIO option.
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I have never used AIO water coolers, but love custom loops. I have 2 separate loops in my case, a CPU with a 360 rad and a GPU with a 240 rad and this works very well for my setup..

Custom watercooling is like a hobby within a hobby...
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The Value of the XSPC RX240 kit, or similar kit is to high. Why buy a AIO cooler for the same price as you can buy a full custom loop. If your overclocking and want to get the most out of your chip esp a FX chip you need to put it under water. The AIO coolers are a good starting point for starters, but they still lack the extreme performance needed to take the FX chips to the edge. Considering the price difference between the AIO coolers and a kit such as the XSPC Raystorm kit it doesn't make much sense to go with the AIO option.

They are far easier to maintain than custom loops and the chance of botching it and consigning your system to tear heaven is minimal.

That Raystorm kit is twice the price of the H220-X here.
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They are far easier to maintain than custom loops and the chance of botching it and consigning your system to tear heaven is minimal.

That Raystorm kit is twice the price of the H220-X here.

This, and unless I was a water cooling hobbyist, the raystorm kit is a crappy deal, especially when buying something like a FX 8 core. You could just go with the H220-X(or even less) instead and grab a 4790k with that price difference...would get more performance for your $$$
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hello's,
if were talking watercooling loops, can you put mineral oil in it instead of water please?
mineral oil is non conductive, sound better than water as no damage due to leaks.
    
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hello's,
if were talking watercooling loops, can you put mineral oil in it instead of water please?
mineral oil is non conductive, sound better than water as no damage due to leaks.

Not sure about mineral oil, but if it's like Distilled water which is also non conductive it becomes conductive when it comes in contact with the metal on the water blocks.
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