Unfortunately the last time I used Corsair memory they were defective out of the box, had a second set to replace that set sent to me, defective. Add onto that the number of issues I have seen with their AIO loops....It just seems that QC has fallen a little at Corsair.
Originally Posted by Mycelus
Maybe because air coolers are for people on budget, or those who are too stupid to spend nearly as much as they do on an air cooler as they do on a CLC
Interesting outlook...here is how it really is for most....
CLC are for people who don't know enough to build their own custom water loop, instead going the 'cheap' route. It is the lazy way of liquid cooling, which I suppose there isn't anything wrong with that, as it seems to be effective, until the unit leaks or fails.
There is also one huge disadvantage to water cooling that isn't often spoken of, and I am not talking leaks. It is the situation that arises if you have a pump fail on you, your system is now down until you can replace that pump. Most people don't have extra pumps laying around, so you have to order one and wait. Even if you do have an extra, you now have to drain (or in the least bleed) a loop again, and do another leak test.
With air cooling, you don't have that issue. Have a fan on your air cooler go out on you? Not a big deal, swap out the fan. Most people have an extra fan, or can go into town and buy one. Very few places allow you to walk into them a buy a new water cooling pump.
So, for myself, the reason I went back to Air, buying a Notcua, was the lack of downtime. My pump failed on me with the water loop, and it sucked, I didn't want to be without my rig for long. With that in mind I had two options, buy a new pump and pay ~$40 for overnight shipping on top of the cost of a new one, or go back to air with a super high performing air cooler.