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If you compare them to an expensive tower cooler like this one (supposedly) or the NH that cost just as much as an AIO I don't really see how anyone would choose a tower.
Reliability and better noise characteristics.
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My personal opinion: I hate tower coolers. The size and the weight is just too much for me. Just a big hassle to try and install. Of course the AIO coolers can have issues with the pump and cost quite a bit more than the budget (but really good performance) tower coolers. If you compare them to an expensive tower cooler like this one (supposedly) or the NH that cost just as much as an AIO I don't really see how anyone would choose a tower. Plus a water setup is just cooler.

A big hassle to install? I can install an air cooler with a decent mounting mechanism significantly faster than I can install any CLC, nothing hard or fiddly about it. Also, the NH-D15 or Cryorig R1 for example are significantly cheaper than their equivalent CLC coolers.

And imo there's nothing "cool" about a CLC setup.

Here's the Cryorig R1's installation video, just see for yourself how fast and easy it actually is. rolleyes.gif

Edited by Gilles3000 - 2/14/16 at 2:52am
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My personal opinion: I hate tower coolers. The size and the weight is just too much for me. Just a big hassle to try and install. Of course the AIO coolers can have issues with the pump and cost quite a bit more than the budget (but really good performance) tower coolers. If you compare them to an expensive tower cooler like this one (supposedly) or the NH that cost just as much as an AIO I don't really see how anyone would choose a tower. Plus a water setup is just cooler.
A big hassle to install? I can install an air cooler with a decent mounting mechanism significantly faster than I can install any CLC, nothing hard or fiddly about it. Also, the NH-D15 or Cryorig R1 for example are significantly cheaper than their equivalent CLC coolers.

And imo there's nothing "cool" about a CLC setup.

Here's the Cryorig R1's installation video, just see for yourself how fast and easy it actually is. rolleyes.gif
+1.

Also, have you ever installed any product form Noctua? Their mounting system is world class.
And They gave their older customers the new mounting kit for LGA2011-3 socket free of cost.
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

The NH-D15 is 115 USD here, I bought my H220-X for 125.
I don't know if the D15 is overpriced or the H220x is underpriced, But 'here' the H220x is almost twice as much as the D15
Edited by Ashura - 2/14/16 at 3:17am
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It looks good and that surprises me.
 
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Anyone who finds installing a tower air cooler to be a challenge should maybe consider buying their computers from Dell instead of building their own, or maybe just buy a console. It's not rocket science.

I wonder what they would have done, or did do, back in the days of the AMD K7's with no IHS to protect the die, when they had to mount a cooler on the dreadful mounting system that was used back then? (And there were no such things as CLC's, either.)

     
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Sorry for bump but first review I've found: http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/kuehlung/38158-dual-tower-riese-alpenfoehn-olymp-im-test.html?start=7

Passive performance:


Stock noise:


Stock fans:


Reference fans:
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It beats the Noctua? Impressive.
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I'm getting one of these!
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It beats the Noctua? Impressive.

That's using some very specific testing methods, including a common 120mm fan instead of the fans they ship with.
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That's using some very specific testing methods, including a common 120mm fan instead of the fans they ship with.

Its tested using the NH-A15's, which are the same fans the Noctua NH-D15S ships with. Which arguably is a nice way to compare both coolers.

But out of the box the Noctua is better, so imo it doesn't actually beat the Noctua.

Also quite strange that they used the D15S instead of the D15.
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