Originally Posted by Static-LNX
Plus the entire reason for that AIO was to get him started with water-cooling that he can expand with more rads/blocks/pumps/reservoirs later
But....AiO are not expandable (unless you are talking about the H220/240L). Why not go with an XSPC kit in that case.
Originally Posted by rpjkw11
You are, of course, 110% correct. Were I ever to try watercooling, and one day I shall, I think I'd feel safer buying a good quality AIO with little maintenance. I wouldn't want less than 240mm for better cooling. I've even considered Swiftech's H320 Elite, even though it's not an AIO. I'm not even sure a 360mm triple fan AIO is available.
I know a lot of people who feel this way, it seems pretty daunting, but almost all of the catastrophes you hear about are due to install negligence. Especially now, with fittings and hardware being much higher quality than they were just a very short time ago.
Fortunately, Swiftech makes a very high quality open loop AiO in the H220/H320, and they have a new and improved batch in a variety of sizes being released soon. Fractal has been showing an AiO prototype that has a copper/brass rad and looks to be open loop, also. There are also two other top tier manufacturers prepping open loop AiO for release later this year.