Originally Posted by The Pook
a lot here on OCN aren't fans of AIOs for the same (logical) reasons you gave, but most of them bash AIOs for not cooling well/being loud when the majority of them haven't used an AIO made in the past ~decade
Well, they really haven't missed much in the last 6+ years with CLCs, though AIOs are obviously an entirely different matter. I started testing and reviewing CLCs with the CoolIt ECO (which CoolIt swore to me would be on par with a D14, how funny is that?), and have had at least one of every gen since, though typically a multitude of each gen. The fact of the matter is, in the last six years the included fans (and fans in general) have been better, and better suited to the application, but the units themselves really haven't improved in terms of performance. Take an NZXT X60 from 2013 (provided it still has enough liquid in it) and a new Asetek 280mm with the branding of your choice, put the same fans on them, and the results will be very close to identical. That pretty much goes across the board.
AIOs on the other hand....well, we have seen some nice things happen there along with some real head scratchers.
Originally Posted by jasper34
It's not half as much the cooling system as it is the paste. You get what you pay for. If spending $2-3 more per build on the best paste (10C better cooling than the next best paste). Themal Grizzly Kryonaut is the way to go.
I have used only AIO's for the last dozen builds. My 9900K is O'clocked at 5.2GHz and I game at below 45C.
10C cooler? Really? So, it outperforms Liquid Ultra by a wide margin? Did you get a magic tube of Kryonaut? Or did you accidentally add a zero and meant to say a realistic 1C?
Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....
Last edited by ciarlatano; 08-14-2019 at 05:51 AM.