Originally Posted by Kokin
Intel runs with higher temps (typically 50~70C, max of 105C), but consumes less wattage (heat).
AMD runs with lower temps (typically 40~50C, max of 62C), but consumes more wattage (heat).
I personally prefer the big aircoolers due to the fact that they perform very silently compared to the super loud AIOs like the Corsair H110. As a custom watercooler, I value silence very highly so I'm a bit biased. I've helped friends build with the AIOs and while they look very nice, they tend to only beat the huge aircoolers if their fans are set to very high RPMs, otherwise they might even do worse than the aircoolers.
The whole temps deal is kinda wrong. Intel reports the temperature of the CPU with the current ambient temperature added in. AMD just reports the temperature △ of the CPU heat (ambient included), minus ambient (although they use a different formula to get there (CPU Temp=(Value-of-thermal-sensor)/8). So, in reality, with a 20C ambient, you have the AMD chip @ a reported 40C running at 60C actual. Whereas with a 20C ambient, you have the Intel chip, at a reported 40C actual, with the chip actually running at a cool 20C). Given that situation, the Intel would be running at far cooler temperatures.
I agree with you that with AIOs, they do tend to run a bit/fair bit louder than a large air cooler. However, the advantage of an AIO over a large heatsink is the ability to displace heat at a location (mostly) of your choosing, rather than exhausting it into the ambient air of your case.