EK MLC Phoenix still has a 6W pump (the SPC-60 one). It's supposed to be quieter though.
In a number of tests the EK was louder at like temps. The denser rad requires higher fan speeds for like performance.
Originally Posted by NIK1
Thanks for the info..What is your opinion on the best AIO 240 mm Water Cooler on the market today..Is there anything better than the Swiftech H240X like what I have now..
The X3 is slightly better, but only due to an improved block design. However, those new Helix RGB fans are pretty awful, so you need to change fans to take advantage. So, again, a sidegrade. In an AiO, there is nothing out there that will get you a dramatic, or likely even noticeable performance increase.
A change of fans, however, can get you a noticeable performance boost on the H240X. The (insanely priced) Noctua Sterroxx, be quiet SW3, or even the budget minded Phanteks F120MP can produce far higher air through the rad at like noise levels than the Swiftech Helix.
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Last edited by ciarlatano; 03-03-2019 at 05:01 AM.
Originally Posted by http://thermalbench.com/2016/06/30/ek-xtop-spc-60-inc-pump/3/
The EK SPC-60 pump ends up performing nearly identical to the XSPC X2O 420 and the D5 on Setting 3, but gets outperformed by the Topsflo TDC slightly. The SPC-60 is the quietest pump at full speed here though, again just slightly but still so, and a part of this is also attributed to the lower max speed here. The MCP30 (at 100% PWM) and Laing DDC perform better but are also louder. In fact, the SPC-60 does better and is quieter than the MCP30 when slowed down so this is going to be interesting to potential customers as well.
It's a shame that there's no site testing AIOs with standardized fans though that would be niche.