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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 11:38 AM - Thread Starter
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EVGA CLC 280 Liquid vs NZXT Kraken x62

ok I have two choices the EVGA CLC 280 and the NZXT Kraken x62 liquid cooler what is the best option for my "crazy" 8700K CPU?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 03:02 PM
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I would go with NZXT Kraken x62 if I had to choose. The CLC 280 has very good performance but to achieve that it uses quite noisy high rpm fans.

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They are the same unit with different logos and fans. The difference in noise is minimal during normal usage, and essentially even at like performance levels. Choose the one you like the looks of, or with a better warranty and customer service.

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2018, 12:40 AM
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I would go for EVGA since amazon is doing a deal for $75, (really good deal) the x62 still 120+.
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both made by asetek. EVGA has a 27mm thick rad while the NZXT has a 30mm rad. 5 year warrantly with the EVGA, 6 with the NZXT. at lower fan speeds the NZXT is slightly cooler while the EVGA is slightly cooler at higher RPM speeds. Buy which ever is cheapest TBH
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Hi,
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Corsair an easier company to deal with if rma pops it's ugly head up

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Corsair an easier company to deal with if rma pops it's ugly head up [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
And, it is still the same piece of hardware with a different logo and fans.

I've always had better experiences with EVGA customer service, but from what I have read recently, they have gotten worse, so Corsair may be a better option in that regard at this point. But...CorsairLink....ugh....that goes for NZXT CAM, as well.

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....

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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
And, it is still the same piece of hardware with a different logo and fans. 😛

I've always had better experiences with EVGA customer service, but from what I have read recently, they have gotten worse, so Corsair may be a better option in that regard at this point. But...CorsairLink....ugh....that goes for NZXT CAM, as well.
Hi,
No doubt the same under the sheets but yes I've done corsair rma so it is slow but 100% sure process done one h110 gt and some memory too no problems at all.

EVGA will reject for a scratch or missing screw/ box damage or scratch.. their software just judging from gpu precision xoc or what ever it is is total trash
They have a newer version for rtx but I'm sure it will also be pretty bad.

Guru 3D I believe did a review of the nzxt I actually had one briefly and returned it the next day when I couldn't even save a color profile without a facebook or google.. account lol beside that it was trash way worse than corsair link by a large margin

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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
And, it is still the same piece of hardware with a different logo and fans.

I've always had better experiences with EVGA customer service, but from what I have read recently, they have gotten worse, so Corsair may be a better option in that regard at this point. But...CorsairLink....ugh....that goes for NZXT CAM, as well.
I will agree with that, I am afraid of the corsair pump, they are so noisy

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