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Should I switch from AIO to Air cooling??

Hello, I have just moved my build to a Lian Li o11 Dynamic and am currently running a Ryzen 7 3800x and Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 ti. On the GPU I took off the 3 factory fans and replaced them with two 120mm Noctua fans and achieved much better temps in doing so. My CPU is currently running off of a Corsair H100i 280mm AIO. I have ordered a EK AIO 360mm to replace my H100i but am thinking of putting on a Noctua NH-C14S low profile air cooler instead. I currently have six NF-A12x25 fans on my case plus another three NF-A14 on top then of course my two NF-A12x25 fans on my GPU (Needless to say it has great temps). Since I have all that air flow, should I ditch the AIO and go with their low profile cooler or stick with EKWB's 360mm AIO when it comes in?

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4 minutes ago, lxl_Arctic_lxl said:

I currently have six NF-A12x25 fans on my case plus another three NF-A14 on top then of course my two NF-A12x25 fans on my GPU 

WHAT? SPEAK UP i CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE FAN NOISE!

5 minutes ago, lxl_Arctic_lxl said:

Since I have all that air flow,

Oh,

 

Well, if you are currently happy with the temps *under load* then I see no reason to switch. On the other hand, if you are not happy, then yeah, switching would make sense.

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AIO - why?  I believe that air cooler is axial, and with an AIO you are pushing the heat outside the case so no other components touch that heat.  Not like you are having hot spots develop with all that beautiful ugly brown, but just a thought.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Radium_Angel said:

WHAT? SPEAK UP i CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE FAN NOISE!

Relax, they are only 60cfm, he’s not moving that much.

 

Stick with your aio until it starts to degrade, then switch it up. Or don’t.. But with that case I don’t think you will be able to use any of the top coolers anyways.

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Your case isn't made for air cooling in mind. Regardless of how many fans you stick there, its made for custom loop water cooling and thats that.

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5 minutes ago, LogicalDrm said:

Your case isn't made for air cooling in mind. Regardless of how many fans you stick there, its made for custom loop water cooling and thats that.

That may be but I went ahead and did it anyway, to me having 3 fans on the side is no different than having 3 on the front. I know there is probably a difference but not enough for me to justify buying a case I don't like the aesthetics of just to have 1 or 2 degrees cooler.

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It would be more than 1-2c.

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