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Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post

IMHO, watercooling is only a good idea if you're into it for its own sake. Custom wc is an adventure all its own, and a passion all its own, but it's not simple, and it's not cheap. If what you're really looking for is overclocking performance, there are easier & cheaper options (AIOs & high-end air coolers perform quite well these days). If what you're looking for is an adventure into a whole other league of pc enthusiasts, though, then welcome to the wonderful world of watercooling. smile.gif
exactly what Chris said. Many people just watercool for the sake of watercooling. Knowing that you have highly conductible liquid millimeters away from your $2000 computer is pretty exciting, as well as being able to look at your system and see this work of art, as some people interpret it. Yeah man, go ahead and get a AIO and come back to us in a few months, or have the excitement of being able to customize, assemble, and enjoy watercooling. Plus, you get the benefits of near silent /silent performance, compared to the constant drone of a aio or the massive heatsink that some tower coolers have.


or just get a 212 weirdsmiley.gif
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

I see why you chose your name. So what do you do during the 3 month downtime waiting for RMA to go through on your dead AIO...
Are you saying this from personal experience, or simply generalizing without any experience?

I've never had to wait 3 months for an RMA from Corsair, or any part for that matter. Then again time is all relative, and to some not even 2 weeks can be seen as months.
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

bull post.
aio arent cheap or high performance or quiet. air is better, period.

AiO's are cheap when you get them on sale. 2x H100i's for the price of one EK fullcover GPU block thanks to BestBuy.

We all enjoy our money pits though, and nothing does that better than custom liquid cooling smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by Shogon View Post

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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

I see why you chose your name. So what do you do during the 3 month downtime waiting for RMA to go through on your dead AIO...
Are you saying this from personal experience, or simply generalizing without any experience?

I've never had to wait 3 months for an RMA from Corsair, or any part for that matter. Then again time is all relative, and to some not even 2 weeks can be seen as months.

I've never RMA'd an AIO but in 30 years I've RMA'd plenty of other hardware, and for me its always been 4-6 weeks from the time of failure to go through tech support, try all the steps, ship it back, yadda yadda yadda. If your fan on your air cooler dies you go down the street to the computer store and get a new one the same day. If a part in your custom loop fails you go to your local enthusiast computer store and buy a replacement the same day, or order it online and have it shipped overnight. If your AIO dies and you have to RMA it, minimum several weeks before your back up and running again, so as someone mentioned previously you go back on air anyways waiting on the replacement.

Like I said, AIO's have their place, but their almost a fad more than anything else, that's why everyone and their grandmother makes one now. Its easy money from the masses that want the easy way to water cool and think their really getting something out of it. If your dead set on an AIO type cooler, then consider a Predator or Swiftech, they have replaceable parts at least.
 
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