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Cooling 360 or 420 AIO CPU Coolers - Which ones

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bdigital, 11 Jun 2020.

  1. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Hi all,

    So after learning that my H110i GTX needs a few taps to get flowing each time, I have decided to look for a new (bigger) cooler. (yes I am looking at RMA with Corsair but I will need a replacement before I remove it).

    So, I am currently looking at this 420 from Alphacool - It has 3x140mm fans which I like the thought of over the 120mm. Anyone have any experience of it? Lots of reviews in German ;)
    Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 420 CPU

    Or theres plenty of 360mm ones from the likes of Corsair, NZXT, Cooler Master etc - Any stand out performers I should be aware of?

    Ive been out of the game for a while now so im not up on which ones are the best performers. I know you guys and girls will have some solid options.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    What are you cooling?
     
  3. Vault-Tec

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    Translate the reviews to English?
     
  4. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    i7 3960x Socket 2011 - Gets fairly toasty but nothing extreme

    Yup! Been reading through a few now. Still always welcome some real world stuff from here - Always value others experience !
     
  5. Bloody_Pete

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    A 240 would probably be plenty for that chip :)

    In terms of reviews, Gamers Nexus are really solid for AIO's, so probably worth looking there :)

    Edit: I meant 280 :duh:
     
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  6. silk186

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    I would go with a 280mm for noise and case compatibility. I can't imagine too many cases accommodating a 420mm radiator.
    Alternatively, a 360mm radiator offers more top mount case support.
     
  7. Vault-Tec

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    They get hot if they clock well. I had the 3970x and it clocked like a nutter (5.2ghz all cores) but I had a 280mm H110? something like that. They do need some cooling tbh.
     

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