Originally Posted by Mad Pistol
I really hate when people make all CLC's sound terrible. You guys forget the TWO MAJOR ITEMS that CLC's have over standard heatsink-fan coolers.
- They can pull in a fresh air supply from outside the case (ambient temperature)
- They take up less space around CPU socket, allowing you to work easily.
Air coolers have a couple of huge advantages, too.
- Less moving parts (more reliable)
- Less expensive.
So lets not turn this into a CLC vs Air argument. Lets talk about this cooler in the OP, because it looks like a really good air cooler.
1. Who wants to dump the heat of an overclocked CPU into their case instead of exhausting it? You can also turn a fan 180 degrees to intake air. A fan can draw in air from a few inches away...even if the fan is not mounted on the rear of the case. So you can STILL intake cool air from outside of the case. Have you used a tower HSF before?
2. Who works around their CPU after it has been installed? There is plenty of clearance on most HSFs to access the GPU just fine.
You also skipped the fact the HSFs don't have pumps to fail
You also skipped the fact HSFs can't leak all over your components
The coolant in my old H80 almost completely evaporated. Load temps were in the 90s where the CPU would throttle instantly.
A tower HSF is going to far outlast CLCs.
Many people favor reliability and factor in risk of component damage when choosing a cooler. Tower HSFs don't leak or have pumps that fail, nor will the liquid in the pipes evaporate.
You seem quite biased and seem to have an agenda here or you don't understand how CLCs work. I have an H80i GT NIB that I'm going to put on the marketplace because this Megahalem black replaced it. I had enough problems with my old H80. Luckily Corsair is an awesome company that stands behind their products so the warranty process was painless, but I"m not going through that again.Edited by one-shot - 2/6/16 at 9:04pm