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I snagged an 8700K the other day, so I'll be doing a new build for it. I'm searching for the baddest liquid cooler kits(AIO) there are. So far these are the best I've found...

- Corsair H110i GT
- Kraken X62 (loud?)
- EK Predator 360
- EK Predator 240
- DeepCool Captain 240 EX

Probably going with the Kraken X62, so far...

TY! biggrin.gif
Edited by CT007 - 10/21/17 at 1:04pm
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The Swiftech H240-X2 is better than any you have listed in terms of performance and performance/noise. By a wide margin. The Predator was close, but is discontinued due to issues.
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Predator 360
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Originally Posted by CT007 View Post

I snagged an 8700K the other day, so I'll be doing a new build for it. I'm searching for the baddest liquid cooler kits(AIO) there are. So far these are the best I've found...

- Corsair H110i GT
- Kraken X62 (loud?)
- EK Predator 360
- EK Predator 240
- DeepCool Captain 240 EX

Probably going with the Kraken X62, so far...

TY! biggrin.gif
This might be of some use to you smile.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzV-SQBxrmg
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The Swiftech H240-X2 is better than any you have listed in terms of performance and performance/noise. By a wide margin. The Predator was close, but is discontinued due to issues.
OMG thank you!!!!!!! finally for once in my liife i hear someone mention that cooler! I was gonna post a thread as to why its NEVER mentioned or compared to other coolers! Need i remind you, i have the H220 X2 prestige on my 7700k
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If you buy the swiftech go for the prestige, but tbh it`s overprices for what it is, waterblock is bad, radiator is average at best, fans are noisy, and pump is meh.
You get more out of your money if you just buy all the parts seperate and just build it yourself, because it`s trying to be a custom loop but failing on all fronts, with all parts being lowcost/quality.

tubing cost nothing
you can get barrow fittings from aliexpress for nothing aswell
distilled water is basically free

all you really have to spend more money on is

rad
pump/res
cpublock
fans
Edited by outofmyheadyo - 10/22/17 at 1:58am
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OMG thank you!!!!!!! finally for once in my liife i hear someone mention that cooler! I was gonna post a thread as to why its NEVER mentioned or compared to other coolers! Need i remind you, i have the H220 X2 prestige on my 7700k

No clue why it gets ignored. Oh, wait, I do have a clue, it doesn't have an EK logo. That is more important to many than the fact that it outperforms and costs less than the Predator, is far easier to expand (don't even start with the "but QDC!!!!" bunk) and has a far better pump. Plus it is a lot more interesting looking than the Predator. And nothing else really compares to those two.
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No clue why it gets ignored. Oh, wait, I do have a clue, it doesn't have an EK logo. That is more important to many than the fact that it outperforms and costs less than the Predator, is far easier to expand (don't even start with the "but QDC!!!!" bunk) and has a far better pump. Plus it is a lot more interesting looking than the Predator. And nothing else really compares to those two.
Why isnt it ever mentioned in youtube reviews when they show a list of a bunch of coolers? That really bothers me cuz this cooler i feel thats its in its own league tbh. It really is an amazing cooler and its way too expandable unlike any other.
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Why isnt it ever mentioned in youtube reviews when they show a list of a bunch of coolers? That really bothers me cuz this cooler i feel thats its in its own league tbh. It really is an amazing cooler and its way too expandable unlike any other.

Only a few reviewers were given samples. Reviewers typically only comment on items given to them for free.
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

The Swiftech H240-X2 is better than any you have listed in terms of performance and performance/noise. By a wide margin. The Predator was close, but is discontinued due to issues.

I have mixed feelings still about which are truly the top AIO coolers, but I did see a nice review video of the H240 X and H220 X by HiTechLegion(dead now??) here.

Considering the small performance differences between the two, I would get the H220 X2 Prestige, assuming similar performance as the X's. The numbers on the Kraken X62 look pretty nice on most reviews, at about 2/3 the price :5 The Swiftech absolutely looks the sickest, tho..!
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