Originally Posted by arh-Roland
I have the Airflow edition of the case. Have to make a decision for my CPU cooler....but i canot make one. My options are a Predator 360(360mm rad) or a H115i (280 rad).
I currently have H100i GTX but i dont like how its performing, even tho i oc my 5820k with 1.16v @ 4.5Ghz, temps go up in the 70's.
I know the Predator 360 fits in the case, but not with push/pull (except if i go with x3 Slim 13mm fans).
Really like the Corsair cpu block and how it looks and i somehow lean towards the H115i, and i can do push/pull with normal fans. I've seen a few reviews where the H110i Gt (similar with H110i GTX or H115i) is better or almost equal to the Predator 360, even tho i do not belive that to be true.
I need some opinions if i should go for the Predator 360 push/pull (with 13mm slim fans doing push and the vardar fans pulling) or save some money and go for the H115i push/pull (25mm fans).
My logic says that the Predator 360 should beat the crap out of any 240/280 AIO's cause of its thicker and longer rad.
I won't plan in expanding the loop in the future.
I know some may say a 360 rad for the cpu only its overkill but i do not really care.
What should i go for ? Watched so many reviews and read so many threads my mind is shredded atm and i can't make any decision.
I would say, definitely go with the Predator 360. You wouldn't even need to run it in push-pull. Either push or pull would be fine 3x120mm rad space should be more than sufficient to dissipate the heat. If you still do insist on running it in a push-pull setup, you could offset the rad mount closer to the windowed side, i.e. you wouldn't be using the stock mounting holes.
Also, with the predator you get the ability to expand, and i know you said you won't but I said I wont go back to water and what's happening now? I'm buying up parts for a rigid tubing build..