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best bang for the buck 240mm AIO for the 3700x

So I'll be building an ITX system for my Sister which will be used for light/medium rendering (3D and other stuff).

Do you guys have any recommendations for a 240mm AIO that has good performance but not too expensive? This will go in a Sliger SM570 case.

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Not sure there are anything in 240mm that are worth beans
But hard to beat corsair warranty wise 5 years send it back for a new if it dies.
280mm is usually a better minimum size radiator though otherwise just stick with air cooler.

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Not sure there are anything in 240mm that are worth beans
But hard to beat corsair warranty wise 5 years send it back for a new if it dies.
280mm is usually a better minimum size radiator though otherwise just stick with air cooler.
Ditto.

Though, for an ITX build where space is a premium and airflow might be an issue, an AIO might be the best application as it will outperform most top/down coolers.
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Well, I know 280mm is better than 240mm but yeah I'm trying to make everything smaller for an ITX build. I mean, 280mm isn't really that better than 240mm except that it has better fan/noise profile (depending on the fans, of course). What made you guys say that 240mm isn't really worth it?

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Cheapest you can find, thay all are pretty much the same. I've used the AIGO 240,which is now $80 instaed of the $50 I paid for it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This UpHere unit is the basically the same for $60. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0757KZ6JW...detail_5?psc=1

All AIO's are either 1 of 2 designs, the coolit and asetek based designes. The rest is branding and fans etc.

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Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Well, I know 280mm is better than 240mm but yeah I'm trying to make everything smaller for an ITX build. I mean, 280mm isn't really that better than 240mm except that it has better fan/noise profile (depending on the fans, of course). What made you guys say that 240mm isn't really worth it?

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Because they weren't considering the case you were using.

Any place you prefer to buy from? As I see you're in the Philippines, and I recon not all the same stuff will be available there, and pricing might be different too.
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Well, I know 280mm is better than 240mm but yeah I'm trying to make everything smaller for an ITX build. I mean, 280mm isn't really that better than 240mm except that it has better fan/noise profile (depending on the fans, of course). What made you guys say that 240mm isn't really worth it?

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Because they weren't considering the case you were using.

Any place you prefer to buy from? As I see you're in the Philippines, and I recon not all the same stuff will be available there, and pricing might be different too.
Well, that's the thing. I still don't have the case so I can choose between the SM570 (accommodates 240mm rad) or SM580 (accommodates 280mm rad). But I would prefer to go with the smaller case and a 240mm rad to keeps things smaller and less expensive, unless the performance difference of a 240mm vs 280mm rad is really that big?

I can buy either from the US or here in the Philippines. Yes, generally prices here are a little bit more expensive but I'm used to sourcing my parts from the US. In fact, I'll be flying out there this week for work so I can directly buy the parts while I'm there.

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Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Well, that's the thing. I still don't have the case so I can choose between the SM570 (accommodates 240mm rad) or SM580 (accommodates 280mm rad). But I would prefer to go with the smaller case and a 240mm rad to keeps things smaller and less expensive, unless the performance difference of a 240mm vs 280mm rad is really that big?

I can buy either from the US or here in the Philippines. Yes, generally prices here are a little bit more expensive but I'm used to sourcing my parts from the US. In fact, I'll be flying out there this week for work so I can directly buy the parts while I'm there.
alright, my personal favorites are the ones with copper radiators from Be Quiet! and Alphacool, but you can't get those in the US(due to the Asetek patent), maybe you can in the Philippines tho?

Alternatively, I'd see what'd on sale when you're there, there's basically no difference between the same gen. asetek coolers aside from the fans.

Edit: But if you want something from the US that already comes with good fans, id go with the Corsair H100i PRO, The Corsair ML fans are really good.

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alright, my personal favorites are the ones with copper radiators from Be Quiet! and Alphacool, but you can't get those in the US(due to the Asetek patent), maybe you can in the Philippines tho?



Alternatively, I'd see what'd on sale when you're there, there's basically no difference between the same gen. asetek coolers aside from the fans.



Edit: But if you want something from the US that already comes with good fans, id go with the Corsair H100i PRO, The Corsair ML fans are really good.
Oh ok. Are those Coolit pumps or something? Aren't the Corsair ones copper?

What's the difference between the H100i Pro and H100i v2? I'm trying to get one with the tubes that come out from the side and not from the top, due to the side clearance of the case.

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Oh ok. Are those Coolit pumps or something? Aren't the Corsair ones copper?

What's the difference between the H100i Pro and H100i v2? I'm trying to get one with the tubes that come out from the side and not from the top, due to the side clearance of the case.

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Nope the newer Corsairs use Asetek as far as I'm aware. They always had copper blocks with aluminium radiators. Its not really up to corsair to change that as its a standard Asetek part, you're going to have to look elsewhere if you want a copper radiator. Like the Be Quiet Silent loop, Alphacool Eisbear LT or Thermalright Turbo Right.

The H100i v2 is the older model with the (Significantly worse) SP fans and the tubes fixed to the top of the block, they also had higher failure rates due to the tubes coming lose from the block, so I wouldn't recommend it.

The H100i Pro has the tubes coming out of the side on a rotary fitting, so that's a better fit for the SM570 regardless.
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