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Best RGB Air Cooler out there?

So... I'm probably not going to be buying another AIO to cool my 3700X and the stock cooler is simply not enough for PBO 4.4Ghz.

What's the best Air Cooler out there with RGB? Yes I know RGB does not add any "Performance" but I still want the thing to look good.

I could just buy a 2nd hand NH-D15 and put RGB fans on the thing, but well... I think that's a bit overkill for the 3700X.


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wanting to look good and air cooler don't mix TBH.
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wanting to look good and air cooler don't mix TBH.
Yes, yes they don't.

Reliability and good looking apparently don't mix either... haha.


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Do you look at the PC more than you do at the PC monitor? if not who cares what it looks like if its better cheaper more quiet and more reliable
As for an RGB cooler i cant recall any good cooler that has RGB on it in fact its often slapped on to make cheaper coolers more attractive

Buy a decent cooler and buy an LED strip and mount it in the top of the case instead

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I don't know of many good coolers with RGB. Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi is good, but it;s $67.35 on Amazon.com .. and for that kind of money you can buy much better cooling. I used H7 Quad Lumi and like it .. is disabled the RGB. It has 4x 6mm heatpipes and coolers several degrees lower with les noise than Hyper 212.

What case, motherboard and RAM are you using?

Deepcool Gammax GT RGB but it's not much of a cooler with 3x 6mm heatpipes in aluminum base.
Cooler Master Wraith Ripper cools decently but is very heavy and extremely expensive
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Reading this thread reminded me of a video I saw on YouTube where a guy from Corsair was being interviewed said their products cater to people who care more about how their pc looks rather than how they perform.. perfect!

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Quote: Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
Yes, yes they don't.

Reliability and good looking apparently don't mix either... haha.
why not just stick your H100i on it and see how it goes then buy a cooler if it isn't good enough. water does tend to do better than air on these ryzen 300 chips but the difference in performance is negligible. I don't have PBO turned on on my 3900x.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
So... I'm probably not going to be buying another AIO to cool my 3700X and the stock cooler is simply not enough for PBO 4.4Ghz.

What's the best Air Cooler out there with RGB? Yes I know RGB does not add any "Performance" but I still want the thing to look good.

I could just buy a 2nd hand NH-D15 and put RGB fans on the thing, but well... I think that's a bit overkill for the 3700X.
Thats probably your best option. You know the cooler is top notch and there are near infinite kinds of RGB case fans.

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Do you look at the PC more than you do at the PC monitor? if not who cares what it looks like if its better cheaper more quiet and more reliable
As for an RGB cooler i cant recall any good cooler that has RGB on it in fact its often slapped on to make cheaper coolers more attractive

Buy a decent cooler and buy an LED strip and mount it in the top of the case instead
Ofcourse I'm going to be mostly looking at my monitor, but I have my case on my desk right next to my monitor for a reason, I like seeing it.

I already have a DeepCool RGB 200 Pro and it's too dim, so I'm going to DIY myself RGB strips with the ones you can generically buy. I'm going to get one with higher density per meter and just make sure I don't go over the board's header rating.

Quote: Originally Posted by doyll View Post
I don't know of many good coolers with RGB. Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi is good, but it;s $67.35 on Amazon.com .. and for that kind of money you can buy much better cooling. I used H7 Quad Lumi and like it .. is disabled the RGB. It has 4x 6mm heatpipes and coolers several degrees lower with les noise than Hyper 212.

What case, motherboard and RAM are you using?

Deepcool Gammax GT RGB but it's not much of a cooler with 3x 6mm heatpipes in aluminum base.
Cooler Master Wraith Ripper cools decently but is very heavy and extremely expensive
Cooler Master MasterAir MA619P
Raijintek Delos RBW Rainbow
Raijintek MYA RBW
I'm just a bit weary with AIO water cooling because of the reliability and costs of getting reliable and good performing one.

I'm using the ff;

Corsair 760T
Gigabyte X570 Pro Wifi
Corsair Veangeance Pro RGB 2x8 currently but will be buying another identical kit when I need it or when they come in stock.

Quote: Originally Posted by Owterspace View Post
Reading this thread reminded me of a video I saw on YouTube where a guy from Corsair was being interviewed said their products cater to people who care more about how their pc looks rather than how they perform.. perfect!
cough My household has 3 Corsair Keyboards, and I have Corsair RAM specifically because it looks good with 10 diodes which is more than the competitors AFAIK and overclocks to the memory speeds I want which is 3600 CL16

Quote: Originally Posted by poah View Post
why not just stick your H100i on it and see how it goes then buy a cooler if it isn't good enough. water does tend to do better than air on these ryzen 300 chips but the difference in performance is negligible. I don't have PBO turned on on my 3900x.
Quote: Originally Posted by keikei View Post
Thats probably your best option. You know the cooler is top notch and there are near infinite kinds of RGB case fans.
The H100i was already dying a couple months before, I took it out for cleaning and when I booted it back up an air bubble got stuck in the pump which took a good amount of persuasion to get rid of. After upgrading the Ryzen it apprently decided to kill itself, won't even cool the 3770K on stock clocks and auto voltage, then after a while of troubleshooting the Fan controller died, then the LED, then finally it won't get detected via USB anymore.


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Quote: Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
So... I'm probably not going to be buying another AIO to cool my 3700X and the stock cooler is simply not enough for PBO 4.4Ghz.

What's the best Air Cooler out there with RGB? Yes I know RGB does not add any "Performance" but I still want the thing to look good.

I could just buy a 2nd hand NH-D15 and put RGB fans on the thing, but well... I think that's a bit overkill for the 3700X.

Just buy Ninja 5 or Mugen5 and a KazeFlex 120 rgb fan for it
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