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Originally Posted by NexusRed View Post

Most likely would shoot up the cost and move them out of the target price area. AIO's are bad, they just are any better than the high end air cooler. The place where they really shine is using a mod or bracket and connect it to a GPU.

Had a H70 connected to my old FX 6300 and it was no different in temps than my NH-D14. Used the NZXT G10 and put it onto my R9 280x and my temps dropped from 77c to 50c under load.

The benefit of an AIO is that it can expel heat directly out of a case, whereas a tower dumps heat inside the case. This is especially helpful for example with my OCd 290x that dumps 300W of heat into my case without my H90 water cooling.
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They are awful from a performance perspective, there are very few occasions where a CLC is preferable over a competitive air cooler.

The only reason why they're as popular as they are is because marketing, skewed reviews and because people like to say their PC is "water cooled", gotta have that epeen. tongue.gif

In most cases, yes. In my case, I was looking for a way to cooling my 280x without spending an arm and a leg at that time. $90 for an H70 and a G10 vs $250 for a GPU only custom. Necessary evil for the time being. Not saying that CLC's are the best. What I'm saying is they excelled (in my case) when I took it off the CPU and put it on a GPU. Not sure how many times I gotta say that before people understand lol.

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The benefit of an AIO is that it can expel heat directly out of a case, whereas a tower dumps heat inside the case. This is especially helpful for example with my OCd 290x that dumps 300W of heat into my case without my H90 water cooling.

That depends on the positioning of the tower cooler. NH D14 pulled cool air from the front and expelled out the back via rear and rear top 120mm fans.
If your talking about GPU cooling, then that's a moot point with reference coolers that dump air directly out the back of the case.
All in all, you are correct with GPU heat. When gaming, GPU's are the most hottest thing in your system and you'll need to dissipate the heat quickly. a NZXT G10 with what Asetek cooler of your choice will cool much better than an aftermarket OEM or 3rd party cooler and give you better price to performance over a custom loop.
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I have bought this cooler 2 weeks ago. I was only able to mount 2 of the fans because i don't have enough space in my Thermaltake MK1-Chaser. It's cooling my i5-3570k. I wanted to overclock but it seems that no matter what I do, my system would not remain stable after i reach 3.8Ghz frown.gif. Temperatures under load <50 degrees C, the fans set at the lowest RPM (level 1 in BIOS)
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I have bought this cooler 2 weeks ago. I was only able to mount 2 of the fans because i don't have enough space in my Thermaltake MK1-Chaser. It's cooling my i5-3570k. I wanted to overclock but it seems that no matter what I do, my system would not remain stable after i reach 3.8Ghz frown.gif. Temperatures under load <50 degrees C, the fans set at the lowest RPM (level 1 in BIOS)

Considering you haven't filled in your system specs and we don't know anything about your PC we can't help you.

 

Edit: just looked that case of yours up and it's a definite TT, form over function with a rip off price.


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In most cases, yes. In my case, I was looking for a way to cooling my 280x without spending an arm and a leg at that time. $90 for an H70 and a G10 vs $250 for a GPU only custom. Necessary evil for the time being. Not saying that CLC's are the best. What I'm saying is they excelled (in my case) when I took it off the CPU and put it on a GPU. Not sure how many times I gotta say that before people understand lol.

They're definitely more suitable for cooling GPU because of the space constraints involved. Although if you don't mind losing a few pcie slots, there are a few aftermarket heatsinks that can do a great job while being quieter. Like the Prolimatech MK-26, Arctic Accelero Xtreme IV and Raijintek Morpheus Core.

Especially considering how many people are running ATX rigs with just a single GPU.
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Avoid water-cooling.
It ain't worth the leak risk howerve small or not.

I've NEVER leaked into a system. Sounds like you might need to review your precautions. thumb.gif
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I've NEVER leaked into a system. Sounds like you might need to review your precautions. thumb.gif

Woa woa woa, that would mean taking responsibility for ones shoddy quality of work. Thats not the new generation.tongue.gif I also have never had an issue in the.... 10+ years of wc.
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They're definitely more suitable for cooling GPU because of the space constraints involved. Although if you don't mind losing a few pcie slots, there are a few aftermarket heatsinks that can do a great job while being quieter. Like the Prolimatech MK-26, Arctic Accelero Xtreme IV and Raijintek Morpheus Core.

Especially considering how many people are running ATX rigs with just a single GPU.

I agree. All of those aftermarket units do a great job of cooling while being quite then reference and OEM performance units. They all still fail in 2 areas. Space requirements and heat dissipation.
Even though some may not be running multiple gpu configuration, they could be running extra PCIE and PCI cards like wifi, RAID, PCIE to SATA/USB, etc.
Secondly, the heat is still in the case. Taking the heat from the GPU and pushing it up to the more important items like memory, CPU, and VRMs. G10 plus whatever asetek cooler solves all of those problems.
Only taking up enough PCIE slots as it would a standard cooler and it routes the heat up to a radiator which expels outside of the case and which in turn reduces the internal temps within the case significantly.
post #39 of 42
I've checked a few reviews and videos I've found on the internet and it seems to be really silent. In cooling efficiency it compares to the H105/100i/110i and even outperforms them according to HardOCP but it's much worse (by 10 degrees) according to eTeknix. What do you think? I'm planning to cool my i7 7700K with it at 4.8 GHz - 5 GHz.
    
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I've checked a few reviews and videos I've found on the internet and it seems to be really silent. In cooling efficiency it compares to the H105/100i/110i and even outperforms them according to HardOCP but it's much worse (by 10 degrees) according to eTeknix. What do you think? I'm planning to cool my i7 7700K with it at 4.8 GHz - 5 GHz.

You should be more than fine unless you get a defective unit, in which case arctic's support will probably take care of that for you with ease.
You will (or should be) also be able to control the pump with the bios, something I wish I could do with my AIO.

Right now it's on sale for 84 on amazon(us) which would have really good price/performance (even if you get performance that eTeknix reports).
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