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CPU cooler (Air vs AIO)

NotAVAP
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Hey guys,

I'm building my own rig right now and I'm deciding on what CPU cooler to use. 

 

I'm deciding between

 

Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE (would add a second fan to the heatsink)

https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/sVYLrH/arctic-freezer-33-esports-one-blackred-cpu-cooler-acfre00042a

 

and

 

Cooler Master ml240L RGB (would probably switch the fans for the same ones that would be on the air cooler)

https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/RcdFf7/cooler-master-masterliquid-ml240l-rgb-667-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-mlw-d24m-a20pc-r1

 

I know that this isn't a fair comparison because the price difference is approximately €30. But I'd like to know how much of a difference it would make.

 

The fans I'll be adding to the build are the ARCTIC - BioniX F120 (Black/Red)

https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/XJMwrH/arctic-bionix-f120-blackred-690-cfm-120mm-fan-acfan00092a

 

Thanks in advance.

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How about a Cryorig H7?

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Are you looking for better performance or aesthetics or silence or something else?

It's really personal preference, the thermal differences aren't that huge, unless you are going to OC hard.

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what about buying a good air cooler like an NH-D14/D15 / Cryorig R1 Ultimate / Darkrock pro 3/4? they should be quieter and perform around the same if not better than the 240mm aio

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2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

How about a Cryorig H7?

 

1 minute ago, jj9987 said:

Are you looking for better performance or aesthetics

I'm going with a black/red themed mini ITX build. The black heatsink of the Arctic air cooler and the good reviews are what caught my eye. 

 

3 minutes ago, jj9987 said:

unless you are going to OC hard.

I'm buying a Ryzen 5 2600 and I'll try to OC it to 4.2 GHz. It's a 65 W TDP processor so cooling it isn't going to be a problem.

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9 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

what about buying a good air cooler like an NH-D14/D15 / Cryorig R1 Ultimate / Darkrock pro 3/4? they should be quieter and perform around the same if not better than the 240mm aio

I'm going with aesthetics so the Noctua coolers are out of the window right away. The Cryorig R1 and the Be Quiet ones are unfortunately out of my budget.

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12 minutes ago, NotAVAP said:

It's a 65 W TDP processor so cooling it isn't going to be a problem.

Since when did TDP mean anyrhing while overclocking?

 

Also, a good aricooler like the Dark rock 4 or Dark Rock Pro 4 are a good choice.

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9 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

Since when did TDP mean anyrhing while overclocking?

I guess it can show you what temperatures you can expect from the CPU (this is my first build so I don't really know what I'm talking about)

 

10 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

Also, a good aricooler like the Dark rock 4 or Dark Rock Pro 4 are a good choice.

I could go with the Dark Rock 4.

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