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Which Aio has the best quality parts?

Dear LTT Community,

 

(skip to “@question” for beginning)

 

I currently use a H115i elite capelix from Corsair to cool my CPU. It looks amazing and contributes to the aesthetics of my rig.

 

You might be familiar with the extraordinary loud pumps that are used in these coolers and how fragile they are. I didn't know this fact until the second replacement of the vendor.

 

Long story short I can't stand the high pitch noises that sound like an animal is da*ing inside my system.

 

That's why I have decided to sacrifice the looks of my system and use another noncorsair product. 

 

The picture shows my current setup.

 

“@qeustion”

 

I'm looking for a reliable 280mm aio liquid cooler preferably pitch black no RGB. But you can recommend those anyways. 

 

The rad shouldn't be thicker than 27mm as it otherwise would cover my RGB ram a bit too much. (Liquid Freezer ii is, therefore, no option)

 

- For the sake of completeness, you might consider mentioning the thicker aios anyways as this post should help anyone in search. - 

 

The main concerns are noise, the quality of parts and software like icue, cam and what not.

 

Besides, I don't want it to cost more than 150€ (Germany).

 

Thanks for the responses 

 

Kind regards 

AlpacaRider

 

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MSI has one that has the pump in the radiator, I would try that.

💌Your "Your "PC master race" thing is cringe." thing is really cringe.💌

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19 minutes ago, AlpacaRider said:

Dear LTT Community,

 

(skip to “@question” for beginning)

 

I currently use a H115i elite capelix from Corsair to cool my CPU. It looks amazing and contributes to the aesthetics of my rig.

 

You might be familiar with the extraordinary loud pumps that are used in these coolers and how fragile they are. I didn't know this fact until the second replacement of the vendor.

 

Long story short I can't stand the high pitch noises that sound like an animal is da*ing inside my system.

 

That's why I have decided to sacrifice the looks of my system and use another noncorsair product. 

 

The picture shows my current setup.

 

“@qeustion”

 

I'm looking for a reliable 280mm aio liquid cooler preferably pitch black no RGB. But you can recommend those anyways. 

 

The rad shouldn't be thicker than 27mm as it otherwise would cover my RGB ram a bit too much. (Liquid Freezer ii is, therefore, no option)

 

- For the sake of completeness, you might consider mentioning the thicker aios anyways as this post should help anyone in search. - 

 

The main concerns are noise, the quality of parts and software like icue, cam and what not.

 

Besides, I don't want it to cost more than 150€ (Germany).

 

Thanks for the responses 

 

Kind regards 

AlpacaRider

 

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EK’s system I would imagine is better. Or just get a good air cooler. They can look just as good. Keep RGB fans up top, and get a nice black air cooler from noctua. It’ll perform just as well and never make crazy pump noises. 

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For quality parts I'd suggest EK and Alphacool, they make really good stuff, not like those big brands that put marketing and RGB puke above all 🙂

 

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EK and Arctic make two of the best AIOs out there.

But they're somewhat "less shiny" than the RGB Heavy alternatives.

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Keep in mind I didn't get to actually use it due to compatibility issues with my board, but I was incredibly impressed with the pump on the EK AIO I had. Even at full sauce that thing was super quiet, both as far as pump whine and liquid slosh. Certainly miles better than the pump in my Phanteks AIO (which is just a regular Asetek pump with almost zero sound dampening on the block).

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55 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

For quality parts I'd suggest EK and Alphacool, they make really good stuff, not like those big brands that put marketing and RGB puke above all 🙂

 

 

I found this clip featuring the EK Aio pump which does have a noticeable whine: https://youtu.be/FsHqEbuoh6s at 3.11

 

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Currently, I consider these two but there is not one source that confirms that they are 100% good picks.

 

I'm still open to other recommendations. 

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37 minutes ago, AlpacaRider said:

 

I found this clip featuring the EK Aio pump which does have a noticeable whine: https://youtu.be/FsHqEbuoh6s at 3.11

 

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Currently, I consider these two but there is not one source that confirms that they are 100% good picks.

 

I'm still open to other recommendations. 

I use the second one (Alphacool 280mm) and have no whine

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I FOUND THIS RANDOMLY TODAY AND REMEMBERED YOUR POST. The pump is actually located in the hoses, it's wild and doesn't have rgb ANNNDDD pipe pump is supposed to help isolate the vibration and keep it quite! also it is exactly 27mm thick and right in your price point. ITS A PERFECT MATCH!

https://www.amazon.com/quiet-BW007-280mm-Cooling-System/dp/B08K3NHL5Q/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=64nv8&content-id=amzn1.sym.8cf3b8ef-6a74-45dc-9f0d-6409eb523603&pf_rd_p=8cf3b8ef-6a74-45dc-9f0d-6409eb523603&pf_rd_r=P83JEGDQDE6KWDV1QH6X&pd_rd_wg=1r8zY&pd_rd_r=b0be3e2a-c736-4a9a-b4ea-a46882e71647&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mi

💌Your "Your "PC master race" thing is cringe." thing is really cringe.💌

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