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I got recommended to use the CoolerMaster Nepton 280L in my up and coming build, and I've been hearing mixed reviews about it. People have been telling me to use the Corsair H100i or the H105. Another person told me to use the NZXT Kraken X60. Which one is the best to use?
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I generally use Corsair branded AIOs in the computer I build (I put in an H90 not two weeks ago, have an H80 in one of my systems and have built with everything from the original first-get H50, to the H110 with consistently good results), but rather than just give my opinion, here's never "AIO Shootout" that re-confirms what I read when I made that decision: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7738/closed-loop-aio-liquid-coolers
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The CM Eisberg is technically the "best", but the pump is noisy as heck.

The CM Glacer/Swiftech H220/H320 are probably the best all around, as they have copper rads and nice pumps. The H220/240L is on par with 280mm AIOs from other brands, the H320 should be better.

EDIT: You should know that most AIOs are just rebranded Asetek/Coolit units, which are all very similar. People tend to go Corsair because they have a very good warranty. The Swiftech units and the Cooler Master Glacer are unique, as they're made by Swiftech and come with copper radiators, whereas other units use aluminum radiators and cheaper pumps.
Edited by brucethemoose - 4/25/14 at 8:28am
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The CM 240L Glacier is also expandable as well to a accommadate an extra 360 radiator and a couple graphic cards. I had that CPU pump running my entire system in a corsair c70 case for a while. Now I just use the radiator in my 750D case.
Its a good AIO kit to start out with if you have plans to expand.in the future.
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post #5 of 5
The CM 240L Glacier uses a copper rad unlike most AIO's that are aluminum. The 240L can easily handle 2 blocks and 2 rads. The only con I have is the AMD cpu mounting bracket is fairly large and could be a problem with some configurations.
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