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post #11 of 17
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What are your guys' opinions of Corsair's H series watercooling?


They have these at my local Microcenter and they might be worth trying if they're good and reliable... I've just read that they can be flaky and difficult to deal with ... any experiences with them vs. air cooling like the 212 Evo?

Thanks again

Go with something that has PWM control that way you don't have to instal any cumbersome or buggy software. A physical installation, and you are good to go, no headaches beyond that.
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The AIO coolers are more comparable to high end air than custom water. They are pretty good & reliable in general, you do hear the occasional horror story of a leaky unit but few & far between for how many of the units are in use out there. Air is considered more dependable, the worst that can happen is a fan stops spinning.

I'm not one to worry about whether my rigs look good or not, but looks are important to many, & when looking at pics of builds I can't help but think that the AIO liquid units do have a cleaner look. A smallish block with a couple tubes, vs. a giant chunk of heatsink that covers half the motherboard.

Quite true, I had the zalman lq 315 that I designed for a mounting bracket in order for the fan orientation to be aligned above the VRMs and worked pretty well for the very confined space it had, it couldn't be mounted at the exhaust fan since the casing is quite narrow. The whole case being just 12cm wide and it fit quite well with great clearance between the fan and the waterblock but grilled the casing's side panel for the AIO exhaust. I would get temps as low as 18C with an ambient of 13C.
Infact I can even have a convenient side mount of the H220 again with its fans aligned. Am really liking this concept of AIO the only trouble looks like they've already max out their cooling capabilities with the 12 X 12 cm AIO coolers.
post #12 of 17
the only AIOs which worth it are CM Eisberg 240 l prestige and swiftech h220
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post #13 of 17
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the only AIOs which worth it are CM Eisberg 240 l prestige and swiftech h220

I would rather he spent his money on the Swiftech H320 than waste it on Eisberg
post #14 of 17
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I would rather he spent his money on the Swiftech H320 than waste it on Eisberg

who said that his case will fit a 360mm rad?
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how said that his case will fit a 360mm rad?
We'll if he is looking for the best price/performance ratio he can also consider a case upgrade if it can't fit or best still .... modify, like I like to.
post #16 of 17
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.


If it were you, and you had the Antec P280 (just got it so don't want to change cases quite yet), what would you choose as the best, most reliable (and reasonably affordable) all-in-one watercooling solution for someone interested in trying water cooling for the first time?


Also, do any of the companies have a warranty that would cover your other hardware as well if the unit were to stop working or leak?
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post #17 of 17
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.


If it were you, and you had the Antec P280 (just got it so don't want to change cases quite yet), what would you choose as the best, most reliable (and reasonably affordable) all-in-one watercooling solution for someone interested in trying water cooling for the first time?


Also, do any of the companies have a warranty that would cover your other hardware as well if the unit were to stop working or leak?

I really don't want to give you an outright suggestion of which exact cooler to get but majority of the best maintainance free AIO solutions out there are Asetek rebrands except for exceptionals like Swiftech. Asetek builds use a notched ring that's mounted through the mounting holes in the motherboard. That's how you tell it is originally by Asetek. Just go by reviews in newegg. My experiences were identical to those there (no leaks and surprisingly more silent than even the stock fan) if you get a good one. You will never know if you don't have the bolz to risk it.
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