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Is it worth it?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is it worth getting an AIO for me? I was planning on getting one second hand which would cost me about 60-70€. I will use it to cool my i7 3770. And I think aio s look cool. Or am I better of getting a high end aircooler?  Thanks in advance.

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It depends on how much you care about aesthetics. Excessive cooling isn't going to make any practical difference and you can easily cool the 3770 with the stock cooler or a cheap heatsink like the Pure Rock Slim if you want something very quiet. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

It depends on how much you care about aesthetics. Excessive cooling isn't going to make any practical difference and you can easily cool the 3770 with the stock cooler or a cheap heatsink like the Pure Rock Slim if you want something very quiet. 

What do you think is the best looking air cooler?

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7 minutes ago, Teun_VV said:

What do you think is the best looking air cooler?

Looks are subjective. I like the discontinued ETS-T40W with an aftermarket fan. 

Example here:

What kind of aesthetic are you aiming for? What are your specs?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Planning on building in the Fractal Design Focus G Mini. CPU is i7 3770. Planned GPU is an RX580. 8GB DDR3 1600MHz. That case is black and comes with white LED fans so I thought I’d go for something black/white contrast thing.

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35 minutes ago, Teun_VV said:

Planning on building in the Fractal Design Focus G Mini. CPU is i7 3770. Planned GPU is an RX580. 8GB DDR3 1600MHz. That case is black and comes with white LED fans so I thought I’d go for something black/white contrast thing.

Good options include

Alpine 11 Rev. 2: https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/386868/arctic-alpine-11-rev-2.html

Phantom: https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/887311/gelid-solutions-phantom.html

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

Good options include

Alpine 11 Rev. 2: https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/386868/arctic-alpine-11-rev-2.html

Phantom: https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/887311/gelid-solutions-phantom.html

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The phantom looks good! I found a Dark Rock Pro for about the same price second hand... I’ll have to check again when actually buying. Thanks!

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If you are going for aesthetics, like if it looks good then go ahead but if you really dont care about how it looks, I would just go for a good air cooler, like Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or something better than that

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