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Poll Results: AIO Or Air

 
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post #61 of 80
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

I would not use the rating as everyone is different on how they yest it.
Comparing the Be Quiet fans vs Cryorig is not the same, as the top end speed is very different.

Cryorig fans stats 23 dBa for each one spinning at 1300rpm. I have this fan from my Cryorig C1 and max speed you can hear it, but it wasnt that loud and more silent than my Noctua NF-P12 PWM 1300rpm.
Be Quiet fans are 1400/1700 rpm 26.1dBa overall, stating overall. Which I doubt for a fan that is 1700rpm against a heatsink.

Everyone here has a different hearing for silent. One person might hear it louder than the next.
As the fans being PWM you can adjust the speed to how you like to suit your needs for how quiet they are.

Yes thats true my stock case fans are mostly all 50% i can hear them well but i dont mind as i can hear the air flow and as for current AIO thats at think constant 800Rpm for idle on stock so well within hearing range and thats silent to me.

i just personally wanted to have look about on peoples views i can replace fans from go indeed but which fans be another question, im not trying to have ultimate silence i just dont want a jet tunnel next to me.
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Is this chart tested with a 'normal' PC case?

No doubt Aircooler is quieter on load, but my experience having gone from top aircooler to AIO to top aircooler and back AIO. Now waiting for a custom loop built.

I always found AIO being better a few degrees, in a normal casing use, and with higher end TDP processors like Intel X9 series.

Noise wise, if you put a TY143 high speed fan, then it is similar to AIO.

As for pump noise, unless you got a broken pump, it is impossible to hear them inside the case and away from you. Yes if you place your ears next to it, most AIO pump buzzes but when inside a case, CM and Swiftech are inaudible in my experience.

I vote for CM and Swiftech AIO. And the 240M is a great one, better than the best Aircooler in reviews.

not true, i installed a h80i in my friend's 750d, his pc is 4 feet away, and you can hear the pump stops and starts every 2 mins.
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post #63 of 80
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I personally cant hear my pump on my Seidom 240m but thats cause the fans in my case mask the sound im personally about half meter at best from my rig
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post #64 of 80
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I Seen a Lot Votes for Air only select few have commented into the thread Would anyone like to have input that voted Air i be interested to see if anyone had anything to add not previously mentioned

i kinda wanna see more comments from these who voted yes for AIO rolleyes.gif


edit: here is my verdict, i don't see the reason for AIO in the first place unless you have looks over performance/reliability. the AIO block on the cpu does look flashier and show more of the mobo than a big air cooler.

however the con heavily out weights the pro,
with AIO you have possiblities of:
tube leaks.
pump failure,
corrosion.
collateral damage when the tube leaks.
and more wattage since you have to power the pump.

basically the more components you have the higher chance you have of failure. at first i thought AIO perform better than air. but my opinion was proven wrong by all the test comparison showing d14 and d15 and other top end air performing same if not better.

plus the worse that can happen with air is the fan die. and even then if your running stock you'll be fine, i actually have one fan off and my other fan at 40percent cause the heatsink performs so well.
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post #65 of 80
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maybe more will @kckyle then been more air i must admit but a lot AIO do have there issues once or avaliability obviously as im in UK such as H220-X for instance
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oops forgot to add,

there is one more reason for AIO is if your on a really tight space, and the ram you are using have the tallest fins. and you really want to push for high OC, then yeah get an AIO,
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Uk here switched from a h100i to a nh-d15 and it was a great decision, the noise level difference is not even comparable. Up to you if you want to spend the money on the better product like I did then do it, if you are fine with what you have then dont bother.

I hated my aio/clc, they dont fit in anywhere. The custom water coolers look down on them as kiddy toys akin to putting a spoiler on a car, and the air people look down on them as they are paying the same price as clcs/aios for much better temp to noise ratios.
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oops forgot to add,

there is one more reason for AIO is if your on a really tight space, and the ram you are using have the tallest fins. and you really want to push for high OC, then yeah get an AIO,

Yes Ram restriction can be a issue such my Vengance ram i have currently and Tower coolers can deal with nice OC, i used to own a Zalman Performa and that acheive 4.5GHz OC on I5-3570K now im running 4690K i would expect a fantastic result since higher end coolers so i think could be just as good holding there own now.

AIO can achieve better temps in some cases but not all produce a great result without high noise if we look just pure stock product.
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After thinking about this, I'm not sure you need another cooler at all. I know you said the threads on your mounting holes are bad, but it is mounted rite?

Your temps are fine "well within spec." I mean if you want to bust out some money in order to run like 1-3C lower then go for it. But wouldn't you like to put that money somewhere else instead? Like maybe get another R9 280, or even sell it to help fund an upgrade to an R9 290?
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Yes Ram restriction can be a issue such my Vengance ram i have currently and Tower coolers can deal with nice OC, i used to own a Zalman Performa and that acheive 4.5GHz OC on I5-3570K now im running 4690K i would expect a fantastic result since higher end coolers so i think could be just as good holding there own now.

AIO can achieve better temps in some cases but not all produce a great result without high noise if we look just pure stock product.

i honestly don't know why people pay more for ram aesthetics like the dominators and such. but if you got a ok tall ram most air cooler will fit the slot. i was gonna get a h80i but then my friend had me put one in his pc and my opinion totally changed. the temps were no better than my air and it uses more power, makes more noise, the only department he beat me in was looks, it does look more clean and more aesthetic pleasing.
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