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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, so I'm building an matx build in the corsair air 240, and I'm wondering if I should go aio or with an air cooler.
Please say why and your personal opinions aswell as if you can, link me some good ones :)

I will be running the i5-6600K with the asus rog gene (matx) mobo, and as stated before the Cors(air) 240 case (see what I did there?)

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Hey guys, so I'm building an matx build in the corsair air 240, and I'm wondering if I should go aio or with an air cooler.

Please say why and your personal opinions aswell as if you can, link me some good ones :)

I will be running the i5-6600K with the asus rog gene (matx) mobo, and as stated before the Cors(air) 240 case (see what I did there?)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Custom loop.

Not even thinkable atm, how much I now would like to have it, I do not have the funds for it, that's why I would like to know any good aio or air cooling solutions.

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Could always get one of the EK Predator AIO (when they are available) and expand that into a gpu block later, maybe even another rad.


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Not even thinkable atm, how much I now would like to have it, I do not have the funds for it, that's why I would like to know any good aio or air cooling solutions.

 

Go big or go home, just stick to air as it will give you less problems until you can join us on the cool side.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Could always get one of the EK Predator AIO (when they are available) and expand that into a gpu block later, maybe even another rad.

Just looked it up and am curious if that massive thing even would fit :/

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Go big or go home, just stick to air as it will give you less problems until you can join us on the cool side.

Can you recommend a good air cooler that wouldn't look like a massive dump thru the window and still will be easily transportable (since I go to a lot of LANs and have divorced parents) and can handle an ok oc

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Can you recommend a good air cooler that wouldn't look like a massive dump thru the window and still will be easily transportable (since I go to a lot of LANs and have divorced parents) and can handle an ok oc

212 evo pretty small and good

Don't expect to get high OC's though

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212 evo pretty small and good

Don't expect to get high OC's though

Kinda want something beefier as I would like to run the cpu at atleast 4.3 16/7 (hours a day)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

get a aio then. wont hurt to get one

Will hurt the wallet, but if so which one? I'm thinking either a 240 or 120 because that's the only sizes that fit in the air 240

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Can you recommend a good air cooler that wouldn't look like a massive dump thru the window and still will be easily transportable (since I go to a lot of LANs and have divorced parents) and can handle an ok oc

 

Eye is in the beauty of the beholder, I like the Phanteks PH14 dual tower air cooler with 140mm fans that are pretty quiet. Double check the height restriction of the case and the height of the cooler.


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An unlocked processor on an ROG series mobo leads me to believe you'll be overclocking, and in that case you should typically go for an AiO with a nice beefy radiator so you can get the best possible temps and therefore the best possible clocks. This extra headroom also helps keep the system quiet as the cooler doesn't need to spin the fans up to higher RPMs just to keep up with the heat output.

 

If you aren't planning on pushing the chip very hard or at all, the decision really just comes down to aesthetics and personal preference. You certainly don't NEED to spend the extra money, since you can get some very capable air coolers for under $30 these days.

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Not even thinkable atm, how much I now would like to have it, I do not have the funds for it, that's why I would like to know any good aio or air cooling solutions.

look to corsair for aio. look to cooler master for fan cooling (hyper 212 or v8) have fun!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

An unlocked processor on an ROG series mobo leads me to believe you'll be overclocking, and in that case you should typically go for an AiO with a nice beefy radiator so you can get the best possible temps and therefore the best possible clocks. This extra headroom also helps keep the system quiet as the cooler doesn't need to spin the fans up to higher RPMs just to keep up with the heat output.

 

If you aren't planning on pushing the chip very hard or at all, the decision really just comes down to aesthetics and personal preference. You certainly don't NEED to spend the extra money, since you can get some very capable air coolers for under $30 these days.

Been thinking about the corsair h801 (gt thingy version), is it any good? thinking of not getting the h100i since I might need the second fan intake to cool the 390 is a powerhouse.

 

look to corsair for aio. look to cooler master for fan cooling (hyper 212 or v8) have fun!

Max. space for ac is 120mm... so a bit cramped, know any good "flat" ones?

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