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Best AIO to buy

Wanted to some advice on with best AIO to buy , im looking for either a 280mm or a 360mm . I need a good one for overclocking
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By AIO do you mean CLC aka closed liquid cooler or a AIO kit?
CLC coolers are rubbish https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

Buy an AIO kit from EK, Alphacool or Swiftech they might cost more than a CLC cooler but they are also far better and you said you wanted the best

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
By AIO do you mean CLC aka closed liquid cooler or a AIO kit?
CLC coolers are rubbish https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

Buy an AIO kit from EK, Alphacool or Swiftech they might cost more than a CLC cooler but they are also far better and you said you wanted the best
I don't think its worth it , the cheapest from EK is 312 euros when I can get a Corsair H115i pro for half that price
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I don't think its worth it , the cheapest from EK is 312 euros when I can get a Corsair H115i pro for half that price
The H115i is cheaper because its worse in every way like in much lower quality and the pump is trash and the whole CLC cooler wont last all that long as the liquid will evaporate over time
You said you wanted the best not the cheapest so there is a good reason for the higher cost

Those kits by the way can be expanded so you can add more stuff to the loop later if you want
Read the link i gave you in my last post

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The H115i is cheaper because its worse in every way like in much lower quality and the pump is trash and the whole CLC cooler wont last all that long as the liquid will evaporate over time
You said you wanted the best not the cheapest so there is a good reason for the higher cost

Those kits by the way can be expanded so you can add more stuff to the loop later if you want
Read the link i gave you in my last post
Yes I want the best but spend double the amount on something that performs the same as a AIO isn't worth it in my opinion . I looked at reviews for the performance line from EK they where performing on par with the AIO's . I gave the Corsair H115i pro as an example I usually buy NZXT Kraken and ive had them run for over 2 years with no issues but im sure the failure rate is higher than a custom loop
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Yes I want the best but spend double the amount on something that performs the same as a AIO isn't worth it in my opinion . I looked at reviews for the performance line from EK they where performing on par with the AIO's . I gave the Corsair H115i pro as an example I usually buy NZXT Kraken and ive had them run for over 2 years with no issues but im sure the failure rate is higher than a custom loop
Like i said there is a reason for the higher costs the fans and the pump in particular are light years better than what you get on a CLC cooler and once the liquid start to run dry you can refill it
And as said one reason for the higher cost is the expandability so you can buy a water block and add the GPU to the loop if you want something you cant do with a CLC cooler

I am not an expert on liquid cooling but i would take a second look at those kits as i dont believe CLC coolers are as good as them (i have had 6 CLC coolers all of them terrible)
If you have a link that shows EK, Alphacool and/or Swiftech kits are not much better than a CLC cooler i would like to take a look at that

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Like i said there is a reason for the higher costs the fans and the pump in particular are light years better than what you get on a CLC cooler and once the liquid start to run dry you can refill it
And as said one reason for the higher cost is the expandability so you can buy a water block and add the GPU to the loop if you want something you cant do with a CLC cooler

I am not an expert on liquid cooling but i would take a second look at those kits as i dont believe CLC coolers are as good as them (i have had 6 CLC coolers all of them terrible)
If you have a link that shows EK, Alphacool and/or Swiftech kits are not much better than a CLC cooler i would like to take a look at that
Take a look at this review of one of there kits from the performance line from EK , performs worse that a coolermaster AIO and basically on par with a kraken x72 https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...er,5840-2.html . My evga 2070 Super xc ultra is a hybrid already running on a AIO so I wont be adding a block to that its just the cpu that needs some good cooling so I just don't see it worth the extra money for a kit
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Nothing wrong with corsair products
Sometimes one gets a bad batch but 5 year warranty who cares that's what rma is for

You can get a bad batch from anyone I wouldn't bother with any other brand than corsair frankly.

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Quote: Originally Posted by hellasinc View Post
Wanted to some advice on with best AIO to buy , im looking for either a 280mm or a 360mm . I need a good one for overclocking

not a huge amount of difference between the two sizes. a lot depends on the fans.

Are you wanting to just get a good overclock or wanting to submit to HWbot?

for a 280 the H115i pro is good as for a 360 check reviews.
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Hey there!

I have an EVGA CLC 280 cooling my 9900k at 5ghz and loads at about 90c with prime 95 AVX after a few hours in my current ambient. EVGA also has a 5 year warranty and if you search around, you can find that their warranties are usually pretty awesome. The only issue is that the fans are a bit loud but I just set them to 60% manually.

You can see here that they're mostly the same https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreview...r-h115i/page-3
The only real difference is noise but the EVGA AIO definitely has the highest CFM for their fans.

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