Originally Posted by ZippyO
Ok. I somewhere read a similiar question but with 2x 240 radiators and people seemed to be concerned that it would not be enough, but I also think it should work.
In the end, there are even 120 AiO's for Cpu's which are not cooling amazingly, but get the job done. And then there also are for example the EVGA Hybrid-cards which also use an 120 radiator and they stay pretty cool too.
What would you guys say about this:
I maybe want to go with an Alphacool Eisbär 360 first only for the Ryzen 1600(x) as I am still going to keep my Gtx 970 for around a year.
I then want to integrate my future GPU, change the tubing and maybe even add a reservoir if I somehow end up with more money than I currently have.
This would be an cheaper alternative to a full custom loop, or am I missing something? Performance-wise it should also be not too bad.
If you have some extra cash, I would suggest getting the EK water cooling kit instead. A standalone pump & res combo is always better than integrated pumps on the blocks, especially since your planning on adding a res later on down the road when upgrading your gpu. Might as well get a kit that has a res already?
The L Series or the S Series should work just fine for your needs and isnt over the top on budget. On top of that, you get EK Vardar fans vs Eisbaer fans(cant speak much on these fans as I have not looked into their performance). I'm not sure if your planning on going hard tubing, but youll also get EK's compression fittings which looks better than the ones that Alphacool includes in their AIO kit.
Also consider the fact that changing out the tubings on the alphacool may require you to buy new fittings. I dont think the fittings on the AIO kit works with tubings offered by other manufacturers, I could be wrong tho, havent really looked into that kit much but from the looks of it the tubing&fitting is not compatible with standard tubings.Edited by snorex1 - 4/12/17 at 10:31am