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CPU Air cooler or liquid cooler?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

hi, i cant decide which im gonna buy an air cooler or liquid cooler for my cpu. my budget is around 60-70$ any recommendation?

 

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You're spending $60-70 for a cooler to cool a locked CPU?

The Pure Rock Slim or M9i are fine, and cost about $20.


 

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AIOs with an i5 is 100% a waste 100% of the times. One of the most unbalanced combos I see on LTT where an i7 with an air cooler would have cost about the same. Especially with a locked i5 would an AIO be a huge waste. Grab a Cryorig H7 or Hyper 212 and call it a day.


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Don't waste that much money. Just get a $20-$30 cooler. That will suffice and your wallet will thank you.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, seon123 said:

You're spending $60-70 for a cooler to cool a locked CPU?

The Pure Rock Slim or M9i are fine, and cost about $20.

alright, cool thanks!

4 hours ago, Mooshi said:

AIOs with an i5 is 100% a waste 100% of the times. One of the most unbalanced combos I see on LTT where an i7 with an air cooler would have cost about the same. Especially with a locked i5 would an AIO be a huge waste. Grab a Cryorig H7 or Hyper 212 and call it a day.

hmm i see. alright ill take a look at it

4 hours ago, GER_T4IGA said:

Don't waste that much money. Just get a $20-$30 cooler. That will suffice and your wallet will thank you.

okay thanks!

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As I'm not comfortable with AIO because of leaking risks, if I were you, I would go for air cooler and the choices goes down to Scythe Fuma, or Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT.

 

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