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Decently quiet CPU AiO?

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Amatsubu, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Amatsubu

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 8, 2012

    Posts: 2,636

    Hi guys,

    A bit of a peasant question for those running custom loops and stuff but can you recommend a quiet-ish AiO for a 4790k and possibly a 3700X or even 3900X (or whatever AMD has at that point) in the future? No need for heavy OC.

    I'm guessing 280mm will be better than 240mm. Are there cheaper coolers or do I have to go for something like a Kraken X62?
    It won't kill me but I'm not looking to splurge, TBH.

    Cheers
     
  2. hlennie

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 17, 2008

    Posts: 918

    Location: Black country

    Id cooling frost flow £50 a 280mm rad aio
     
  3. Ross Thomson

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 7, 2017

    Posts: 866

    arctic cooler freezer II comes in a 240/280/360 size. 280 will cool better than a 240
     
  4. apostolis_kt

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 823

    The Arctic cooler freezer II has got really good reviews.

    What is arctic's warranty like, Corsair is i think 5 years and covers damage to other components if there is a leak?
     
  5. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 16,305

    alphacool have the quietest PUMP on the market- all should be ran at 100% regardless . fans aren't as quiet as some but believe newer versions use Bequiet Pure Wings. these ARE NOT TO BE confused with bequiets own version of the Eisbaer that used louder 2200rpm Pure wings. Ones found on Alphacools are 1500rpm versions

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/alph...u-aio-water-cooling-unit-black-hs-007-ac.html

    want to see how good alphacools 30mm rads are then here. They are also cheaper then flagship models .

    http://thermalbench.com/2018/09/25/xspc-tx480-ultrathin-radiator/4/
     
  6. Grim5

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2019

    Posts: 1,725

    FYI: stay away from ASUS. They put these small fans near the pumps that's supposed to blow air on your mobo vrm - totally pointless, but the fans make a hell of a noise
     
  7. Relentless81

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 9,878

    Arctic or Asus?
     
  8. Relentless81

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 9,878

    Have you managed to find any info on the warranty? I can't find any info other than the standard warranty that also applies to an air cooler
     
  9. apostolis_kt

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 823

    I found that generic warranty page. Read somewhere on a youtube comment that it should be 2 years with some type of replacement of parts if damaged but i cannot find anywhere an official post or spec about this.

    This is a bit annoying, as warranty and support is important to me and not having that on their product page just steers me away. If i was building a cheapo pc i wouldn't mind but braking a 3950x, with all that comes with x570 etc that is scary if anything goes bad.
     
  10. apostolis_kt

    Hitman

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    Posts: 823

  11. Grim5

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,725

    asus
     
  12. Relentless81

    Sgarrista

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    Yes its two years but like you say no mention on what happens if parts get damaged due to leak which also puts me off.

    Ah ok, I've never seen the product and assumed the Arctic fan/pump combo was a new thing
     
  13. apostolis_kt

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 823

    I will open a post to the pre sales team to ask about it see if they know.
     
  14. Relentless81

    Sgarrista

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    Nice one, I would appreciate if you could let me know what they say, I'm in the market for something after Christmas
     
  15. apostolis_kt

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 823

    Just posted to them, no worries once I get info i will share the knowledge.
     
  16. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,740

    Location: New Eltham, London

    If you want to keep it quiet run the radiator in the roof so that the pump can never have bubbles in it. really makes a big difference.
     
  17. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

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    Good models you can top off or replace the basic fluid in there ;)
    Mayhem's ftw
     
  18. Demon

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 6,636

    I've had quite a few AIO's over the years.

    There can be a minor lottery when it comes to pump noise, but the NZXT Kraken X62 (Asetek Pump) and Corsair H115i Platinum RGB (Cool-it pump) have been the best performing with the least pump and fan noise.

    I do prefer the Corsair iCUE software (currently running a Corsair Commander Pro, Light Node Pro and HX1000i PSU from it and not had any issues with iCUE)

    The 280mm rads seem to offer the right cooling for the size... I had the X62 Kraken cooling my Titan Xp and the GPU never went far over 50 degrees C if at all.

    I've got an old H100i (original model) which is still functioning within expectation today. I'm sure it's lost a bit of efficiency, but no noises or pump issues so far.. so they 'can' stand the test of time if you get a good example / don't abuse them.