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All in one WC vs Custom

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by n3wbi379, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. n3wbi379

    n3wbi379 Member

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    Hey guys, just wondering what would be the best solution to cool down my 4790k.

    I was looking at the Corsair H100iGTX @ $170 or would a custom loop @ $350+ be better...

    Just wondering at double the price would it be worth it.... Mind u not gonna go for crazy OC or anything, just to give it a nice cool easy life.
     
  2. shane41

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    Try to determine just how hot your haswell is.
    Seems they vary alot by the TIM that's used. Mine is in the hotter range.

    I had a swiftech H320 which was adequate. But right next to me on the desk, drove me batshit crazy with the rev up / down fans/ pump.

    Never looked back since made my own loop. The x2 360 rads all have fans.
    But they're switched off on the fan controller for normal desktop duties.

    So yeah 1200rpm or less on $50 phobya pump & whisper quiet FTW :D
     
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    2 x 360 would be nice but my case only allows for 1 x 240 rad....
     
  4. havabeer

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    Unless you plan on doing the gpu's just go the AIO option
     
  5. Huggy_Bear64

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    Custom.
    Alternatively, phase change.
     
  6. Mathuisella

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    Most All in one's use aluminum with copper = corrosion.... and once the system has a single piece fail.... you replace the whole thing...


    With custom...
    Custom to any case
    can change indiviual components if one fails
    can add in more parts
    better quality


    Hell, a home made cpu block with garden hose lines, brass barbs and a recycled heater core from a wreckers would be better than an all in one solution :)
     
  7. mshagg

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    AIO would fit the bill, basic 240 rad setup is easily going to deal with an 88W TDP chip at sane voltages. If you want to get fancy you could put some better fans on it, those corsairs will probably be a bit on the noisy side.

    Custom is always better, but depends if you want to spend the money. Custom also turns into a bit of a sickness, but that's ok in my book.
     
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    Yea i like custom too but is it really worth paying double the price for a couple of degrees cooler...

    From what iv seen the GTX does a pretty decent job.
     
  9. Ratzz

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    The use of mixed metals would appear to not be an issue given they are prefilled with a suitable coolant, and AIO's rarely fail as far as I am aware.

    A replacement AIO can be purchased complete, if it fails, for similar prices to a single component from a custom loop in many cases.

    A decent AIO will cool any CPU with no problems at all, even with extreme overclocking.

    A decent AIO will save considerable space, maintenance and cost, and be ridiculously easy to fit.

    Unless you want to add more than just a CPU to your loop, I fail to see any problem using an AIO. Unless Epeen is important to you of course, which it is for many of us, including me.
     
  10. akromatic

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    expandable AIO is an up coming trend. ones that uses standard G1/4 fittings and allows you to break loop for a GPU block and comes with a copper rad.

    stuff like coolermaster/alphacool eisberg or fractal kelvin
     

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