Originally Posted by Awsan
just a little too aggressive
I appreciate your time writing that
You're more than welcome; as to my tone, depends on one's standards i'd assume. For today's ultra sensitive "i am offended/have rights" standards, yes, it's indeed aggressive. But these standards aren't mine.
As to your actual topic, nothing to do with Reddit, which incidentally i happen to avoid like the plague.
Given EK's previous "AIO", one expected the Phoenix to be at the least as good if not better, given the pricing bump. All we got was an often faulty (check our own forums), overly plastic, under-performing (compared to their previous one) yet overly expensive piece of.. nothing really.
I thus, rightfully in my mind, feel free to disagree, expressed it all.. accordingly.
And again, for expanding/connectivity, check Swiftech. Alphacool offers connectivity too, in case no one else mentions it i may as well, but they are a company i'd trust even less than EK. And in this too i have ample reason to go ahead and state it.
As to your last post, well..
- don't buy expensive fans for an AIO, in fact don't replace them altogether, not for performance reasons; AIOs don't scale past 2000ish RPM, don't scale past a certain CFM/mm2O ratio (that they of course won't mention to you). Money for nothing. Guaranteed. Your sole reason for replacing their default fans is either a faulty one obviously, or a noisy one. Like say with a new Noctua or a BeQuiet. Which is again not advised, because barring EVGA's AIOs, they just don't make that kind of noise anymore.
- push-pull on AIOs is an equal exercise in futility. Don't. Barring the placebo effect, nothing is all you'll get for it.
- CM has a good pattern going on in their AIOs, which i believe they've kept in their newest ones. Not a bad choice, though they are overpriced for what they offer. That's RGB for you, more money. In your shoes, i'd look for an old Corsair one (pre-RGB variant), or an older (again pre-RGB) CM one, they're still available; between them, i'd pick the older CM one. Otherwise either an Arctic or a Thermalright one from the newer ones.