Recommed me a cpu AIO? - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

Recommed me a cpu AIO?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 06:15 AM - Thread Starter
News Junkie
 
Newbie2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 8,188
Rep: 300 (Unique: 234)
Recommed me a cpu AIO?

Putting together a new build

Gigabyte micro atx x570 in a Fractal design mesh C. Looking to get a 240 or 360 aio for the cpu, 240 most likely as I want the front for airflow.

Alpha Cool Ice bear is the one I think I will pick up and switch out the fans. It all seems like much of a muchness among them, am I right?

All AMD PC
(9 items)
CPU
AMD 3600X - stock
Motherboard
Asrock B450 Micro ATX Fatality
GPU
5700xt Anniversary Edition 2150/900
RAM
Corsair 3200mhz 16gb @ 3466mhz
Hard Drive
1tb m.2 SSD
Power Supply
Corsair SFX 750
Case
Fractal Design Node 202
Operating System
Windows 10
Monitor
Sony 55"
▲ hide details ▲
Newbie2009 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 06:50 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
acquacow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 153
Rep: 4 (Unique: 4)
EK MLC Phoenix stuff is 40% off right now...
acquacow is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 07:32 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
LazarusIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 1,249
Rep: 76 (Unique: 62)
I would highly recommend the Swiftech Drive X3 series... they have copper radiators, powerful pumps, and are easy to add to if you want to slap a GPU block on your card later on or put a second radiator in.

The Phoenix series is on sale because it's discontinued and there have been some issues with them. They are all aluminum parts which really limits your expansion options, and they don't perform as well as similar copper-based systems.

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed
Ryzen Again
(18 items)
Wife's Computer
(14 items)
CPU
Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard
Gigabyte Aorus Ultra X570
GPU
PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Dragon
RAM
G.Skill 4x8GB (32GB) 3600CL17 DDR4 F4-3600C17D-16GTZR
Hard Drive
HP EX920 1TB NVMe M.2
Hard Drive
Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" SATA SSD
Hard Drive
Toshiba - 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM DT01ACA200
Power Supply
Cooler Master V1200 Platinum
Cooling
3 x Phanteks PH-F140MP
Cooling
Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT
Case
Phanteks P600S White
Operating System
Manjaro
Monitor
Philips 349X7FJEW 3440X1440 FreeSync
Keyboard
Ducky Shine TKL White with Brown Switches
Mouse
Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Audio
Sennheiser GSX1000
Audio
Sennheiser x Massdrop PC37X Gaming Headset
Audio
Kanto YU2 Powered Desktop Speakers
CPU
AMD FX 8350
Motherboard
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 Rev. 1.1
GPU
MSI Radeon RX 560 AERO ITX 4GB
RAM
G.Skill Trident Z
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 EVO
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM
Optical Drive
LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Rewriter
Power Supply
SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze
Cooling
Cryorig M9a
Case
DIYPC J180-W ATX Mid Tower
Operating System
Windows 10 Education
Monitor
Acer S271HL 27" 1920 x 1080
Keyboard
Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L Gaming Keyboard
Mouse
Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L Gaming Mouse
▲ hide details ▲
LazarusIV is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 09:23 AM
Shooting down fallacies
 
ciarlatano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC Metro
Posts: 7,050
Rep: 404 (Unique: 271)
Quote: Originally Posted by LazarusIV View Post
I would highly recommend the Swiftech Drive X3 series... they have copper radiators, powerful pumps, and are easy to add to if you want to slap a GPU block on your card later on or put a second radiator in.

The Phoenix series is on sale because it's discontinued and there have been some issues with them. They are all aluminum parts which really limits your expansion options, and they don't perform as well as similar copper-based systems.
Agree on the Swiftech X3. Unfortunately, it may be hard for the OP to easily get one in Ireland. That said, the Eisbaer is a good alternative.

And the EK Phoenix stuff is garbage even at 40% off. Barely better than a CLC.

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....
ciarlatano is online now  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:15 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
doyll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 25,528
Rep: 1661 (Unique: 924)
Honestly, a good air cooler is much lower priced with similar performance, much less
maintenanc, and much longer life expectancy. But whatever cooling you use is dependent on case and components you are planning to use them on.

Phanteks Owners Club Ways to Better Cooling
i7 980 @ 3.55GHz =PH-TC14PE w/2x TY-143 fans =Crucial Ballistix 3x4GB =GA-X58A-UD5 =ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II =Enermax Modu84+ =Define R2 w/3x TY-140 case intake fans; all PWM controlled by CPU fan socketPhanteks Enthoo Primo MoBo Rampage III Extreme CPUi7 980X
@ 4.0GHz =R1 Ultimate w/2x TY-143 fans =Dominator GT 6x2GB =Rampage III Extreme =ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II =TX850 =Enthoo Primo w/ custom castor base
doyll is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:16 AM
Meep
 
Gilles3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Belgium
Posts: 5,076
Rep: 299 (Unique: 220)
Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
Agree on the Swiftech X3. Unfortunately, it may be hard for the OP to easily get one in Ireland. That said, the Eisbaer is a good alternative.

And the EK Phoenix stuff is garbage even at 40% off. Barely better than a CLC.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem like the X3 is available in Europe yet, and the X2 is all out of stock.

So unless OP wants to import the X3, which I wouldn't recommend, as far as non-sealed copper radiator'd AIO's go, he's limited to:
Alphacool Eisbaer LT
Fractal Design Kelvin(Eisbaer LT re-brand)
be quiet! Silent Loop
Thermalright Turbo Right
EK-MLC Phoenix
Alphacool Eisbaer extreme
Gilles3000 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:37 AM
The last VRM burner
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,662
Rep: 25 (Unique: 14)
Eisbaer Extreme, no competition.

PC for all
(20 items)
CPU
i7 5775c @4.2GHz/3.8GHz
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5
GPU
Soon to be 2070 Super FE
RAM
KHX24C11T3K2/16X 11-12-12-32-1T-250
Hard Drive
Corsair MP510
Hard Drive
Samsung Evo 860
Power Supply
SeaSonic Focus Plus 750W
Cooling
Raijintek Tisis lapped+ Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
Cooling
Arctic P12 PWM x2
Cooling
Arctic P14 x4
Case
LianLi 330X
Operating System
Windows 10 64-bit Pro
Monitor
Benq GL2250 80Hz
Keyboard
Corsair Strafe Red Silent
Mouse
SteelSeries Rival 310
Mousepad
Artisan FX Raiden
Audio
Audio in Motion SC808 + MUSES8820 + 2x 2xLME49990
Audio
AKG M220
Other
NZXT Hue+
Other
Mayflash F300 Arcade Stick
▲ hide details ▲
BroadPwns is online now  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:38 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 1,412
Rep: 16 (Unique: 8)
Quote: Originally Posted by acquacow View Post
EK MLC Phoenix stuff is 40% off right now...
No 360 rad though. Are they clearing out old stock?

AMD Ryzen 2700X  |  Fractal Design S36 360 AIO w/6 Corsair SP120L fans  |  Asus Crosshair VII WiFi X470  | G.SKILL TridentZ 3636MHz @ 14-15-14-28 2x8GB  | EVGA 1070 Ti SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black  |  Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB - Boot Drive  |  Samsung 850 EVO SSD 1TB - Game Drive  |  Seagate 1TB HDD - Media Drive  |  EVGA 650 G3  | Thermaltake Core P3 Case |
nick name is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Shooting down fallacies
 
ciarlatano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC Metro
Posts: 7,050
Rep: 404 (Unique: 271)
Quote: Originally Posted by nick name View Post
No 360 rad though. Are they clearing out old stock?
They are clearing out a failed experiment. They mercifully made the line EOL.

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....
ciarlatano is online now  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 11:40 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
poah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: in a house
Posts: 596
Rep: 4 (Unique: 3)
buy the one that fits your budget. Personally find AIO's far too expensive now unless you have a tiny case I wouldn't bother.
poah is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off