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Ryzen 3700x AIO Cooler - I've been a moron.

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Offline09, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Offline09

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 12, 2020

    Posts: 15

    Hi,

    I had a mysterious noise coming from inside my new PC build, which I thought was the NVME drive fizzing, turned out to be the Thermaltake Water 3.0 argb sync 360 which I have now returned. I rather eagerly replaced this with an Aorus Liquid Cooler 360, I think I was drawn in by the rather blingy and pointless LCD display.

    It was very easy to install, however the system itself my god it's NOISY. The thermaltake even with a dodgy pump and no RGB working was keeping my system cooler and even with the annoying noise, was much quieter than this AIO cooler. The pump is noisy, the fans are noisy, the whole thing is noisy. Even in "quiet" mode, the fans seem to ramp up every 20 seconds. When it's on balance, performance mode it's ridiculously loud. I am so disappointed, for the price I expected something better. So I will be returning the thing as I just can't live with the noise.

    Can anyone recommend an AIO cooler, that has a quiet pump (one that you can't really hear) and quiet fans. At this point, I'd be tempted to try another Thermaltake, but would like to know opinions on good, quiet 360 AIO coolers.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,340

    I like swiftech if you can get one
    Better quality components in them
    Full size standard 3/8 inner 5/8 outer tubing
    Can expand it if you ever want to
    Can replace tubing if you ever want to
    Obviously best/most selling ones are corsair though they feel like a feather compared to swiftech
     
  3. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,866

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Never had a problem with Corsair. Look at the pump/block. Most are the same and this is because they're made by Asetek.
     
  4. Offline09

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    Joined: Jan 12, 2020

    Posts: 15

    Went for a Corsair H150i Pro can honestly say it's surpassed my expectations. Lower idle temps and lower temps under stress testing, very quiet, can't hear the pump and even under load the fans are quiet. Great product, which just casts more shade over the Auros AIO!
     
  5. Postmodum

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    Joined: Mar 25, 2011

    Posts: 55

    Location: Portugal

    I'm giving a try to the Arctic Cooling Freezer II ... and I must admit ... it's really good!
    I have a 360mm and a 280mm ( the 280mm is going to my kid's rig ).

    The price is super ...
    The cooling, I must admit, is amazing but it's a 38mm rad ...

    The pump, maybe I'm not a very sensitive person to noise, but I can't really hear it.

    Give it a try :) for the price, it's amazing!
     
  6. Jediben

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 30, 2009

    Posts: 301

    Disappointing to hear the Aorus was pants - was gonna buy two of the 280 model!
     
  7. Joxeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 15, 2019

    Posts: 1,760

    Location: Uk

    This is what I've been looking at for when I upgrade to a 4900x at the end of the year and the reviews do look very good for a price that's hard to beat. 1 question are pump and fan control separate as it only has the 1 connector for both I wasn't sure on this?
     
  8. SirJinks

    Hitman

    Joined: May 31, 2014

    Posts: 521

    Personally I'd go with an Eisbaer LT Solo pump and make your own aio. I can't claim to have personal experience across different aio's but I've never had an issue with pump noise using one of these. It also allows you to spec your own rad and fans accordingly.
     
  9. Postmodum

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    Joined: Mar 25, 2011

    Posts: 55

    Location: Portugal

    There's only 1 connector for pump and fans yes. What I did was to disconnect the fans from that splitter connector, connect the pump to the motherboard pump header and then run the 6 fans ( yes, push/pull, from a fan hub.
     
  10. Quartz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 10,696

    Location: Aberdeen

    Have you considered an air cooler like the Dark Rock Pro or the Noctua DH15?
     
  11. Joxeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 15, 2019

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    Location: Uk

    Did you bother with the mini block fan?
     
  12. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,340

    Most of the AIO are rebadged asetek or coolit any way
    Swiftech and one or 2 others being the exception
    Usually pump noise isn't the issue unless at 5000rpm maybe~but after a certain rpm it's diminishing return anyway doesn't make much difference to temps
    It's fans noise usually
    Earlier corsair fans for example
     
  13. Postmodum

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    Joined: Mar 25, 2011

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    Location: Portugal

    It's there, running ... doesn't really make any noise that can take my attention :) So no worries there.


    As for the Eisbaer, yeah, it would be good but I had nothing but TERRIBLE experiences with Alphacool support and aftersales ... and I decided not to go Alphacool ever again...
    A brand is great not because it makes great products ... but because it creates a relationship with the customer ... and in this case, it was a hate relationship :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2020
  14. Mcnumpty2323

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    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

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    Yep good support is crucial
    Years ago when Bryan was at swiftech
    Outside office hours meant nothing to the guy
    Was real sorry when he left