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Are AIO GPUs worth it in the long term? Are they reliable?

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They can last a lot longer than 3 years, or not. I would say they are perfectly fine, however air cooled GPU's will hold their value better in used market, no one wants to buy a used AIO. 

IIRC in another post someone said that AIOs tend to last around 3 years (give or take). Also there's the chance of leaks.

 

I saw the 4090 Suprim AIO version and got me thinking about this 🤔

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They can last a lot longer than 3 years, or not. I would say they are perfectly fine, however air cooled GPU's will hold their value better in used market, no one wants to buy a used AIO. 

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1 minute ago, ZetZet said:

They can last a lot longer than 3 years, or not. I would say they are perfectly fine, however air cooled GPU's will hold their value better in used market, no one wants to buy a used AIO. 

Only issue with aircooled GPUs is the fans are more likely to die out before the GPU

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1 minute ago, Noble3212 said:

Only issue with aircooled GPUs is the fans are more likely to die out before the GPU

So stick whatever fan on and you're good. Not to mention you can get replacement fans for pretty much any model. I've never had a gpu fan die in my life yet. 

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1 minute ago, ZetZet said:

So stick whatever fan on and you're good. Not to mention you can get replacement fans for pretty much any model. I've never had a gpu fan die in my life yet. 

I've seen it once on a 12 year old 280X I pulled from a system that I swear was never dusted. It still functioned, it just rattled slightly. 

 

Besides, fans dying are still likely to happen on AIO cards as well (they've still got a fan for the VRM in addition to the ones on the radiator), and the pump is far less reliable than the fans it has. 

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I tend to prefer the gpu + alphacool aio block combo. Since that is standardized stuff and about the same price as a version aio gpu.

 

Also replaceable in every eay and higher quality.

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Bought an aftermarket GPU AIO with QR fittings (Alphacool Eiswolf2), it's easy to maintain so will last until the pump fails... But even then I could connect it to my CPU pump!

Overall it'll last as long as the GPU...

But watercooled GPU from AIB like the suprim X cannot be maintained so it's less durable 

 

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37 minutes ago, jaslion said:

I tend to prefer the gpu + alphacool aio block combo.

So you buy any GPU then install yourself the AIO?

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2 minutes ago, Hi P said:

So you buy any GPU then install yourself the AIO?

yh thats the idea

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1 minute ago, Tomberry said:

yh thats the idea

That sounds scary, but definitely interesting 😅

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6 minutes ago, Hi P said:

So you buy any GPU then install yourself the AIO?

Any COMPATIBLE gpu. Alphacool has a very clear list about that.

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1 hour ago, jaslion said:

Any COMPATIBLE gpu. Alphacool has a very clear list about that.

Is AlphaCool the go-to for GPU AIOs?

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6 minutes ago, Hi P said:

Is AlphaCool the go-to for GPU AIOs?

For me yes. It's more expensive than the "universal" ones but at least it cools them properly and it's right in the middle of the pricebracket. You get all the performance but dont pay the brand premium.

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