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Good deal. Installed this on the wifes icue 200t. I wanted to top mount but I couldn't due to high profile rams. (Gskill trident neo). Lpx or rip jaws might work.
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Corsair just released new Capellix models of the 100, 115, and 150 H series. Worth looking into if interested in the commander core module bundle with Capellix.
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I used one of these in a summer '19 build and it's been running happily ever since.
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According to Linus, there's no practical reason to water cool a cpu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23vjWtUpItk

Less ability to move heat
More complicated to install
Less efficient for heat:money ratio
More noise

The only reason to install a water cooler over a decent noctua is for aesthetics.
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According to Linus, there's no practical reason to water cool a cpu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23vjWtUpItk

Less ability to move heat
More complicated to install
Less efficient for heat:money ratio
More noise

The only reason to install a water cooler over a decent noctua is for aesthetics.
WELL then...
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According to Linus, there's no practical reason to water cool a cpu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23vjWtUpItk

Less ability to move heat
More complicated to install
Less efficient for heat:money ratio
More noise

The only reason to install a water cooler over a decent noctua is for aesthetics.
You would trust a man without a beard?
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You would trust a man without a beard?
But Linus does have a beard
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Good deal. Installed this on the wifes icue 200t. I wanted to top mount but I couldn't due to high profile rams. (Gskill trident neo). Lpx or rip jaws might work.
Or a larger case?
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But Linus does have a beard
Not in that vid, lol
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According to Linus, there's no practical reason to water cool a cpu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23vjWtUpItk

Less ability to move heat
More complicated to install
Less efficient for heat:money ratio
More noise

The only reason to install a water cooler over a decent noctua is for aesthetics.
I think there's an important distinction that there's no reason to buy an AIO. Afaik custom setups can still outperform air but are obviously far more expensive and labor intensive (and potentially louder?)

On old PCs it seems like the VRM usually goes long before the CPU does at which point it's usually not buying another MB for an old CPU (so I'd be slightly more concerned with reducing cpu power draw than keeping temperature super low)
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According to Linus, there's no practical reason to water cool a cpu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23vjWtUpItk

Less ability to move heat
More complicated to install
Less efficient for heat:money ratio
More noise

The only reason to install a water cooler over a decent noctua is for aesthetics.
There's no practical reason if all you look at is one video and then repeat part of the conclusion until you forgot the rest of it.

There are plenty of reasons other than aesthetics including cramped cases with poor airflow, dust management, industrial setups, expensive loops with far better cooling than every air cooler and aio water cooler on the market, noise reduction, transport and vibration concerns, etc.

If all you look at is one number, it's really easy to optimize for that number and ignore every other parameter.

If all you listen to is one voice, it's really easy to ignore every other voice when your choice of speaker is wrong or dumbed it down too much for you to understand additional complexities.
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There's no practical reason if all you look at is one video and then repeat part of the conclusion until you forgot the rest of it.

There are plenty of reasons other than aesthetics including cramped cases with poor airflow, dust management, industrial setups, expensive loops with far better cooling than every air cooler and aio water cooler on the market, noise reduction, transport and vibration concerns, etc.

If all you look at is one number, it's really easy to optimize for that number and ignore every other parameter.

If all you listen to is one voice, it's really easy to ignore every other voice when your choice of speaker is wrong or dumbed it down too much for you to understand additional complexities.

My post for the majority of consumers who shop on slick deals and aren't intimidated or at least curious about the idea of an AIO.

I don't dispute your points except for the noise.

But for most people in most common use cases, I think its simpler to just say, air is better than water for the regular consumer with a regular case in regular conditions with a regular budget.

If youre a micro atx fan, if you need to cool something huge, if you got the money to spend for custom work, those are all possible cases but those are special needs. If you know the aio is gonna work for you, then go for it. If youre not sure, this youtube video with filmed evidence says air cooling is more effextive, cheaper, quieter ans simpler to install.

Im trying to prevent impulse buys. If this is the deal youve been waiting for and you got an rgb setup with a big window waiting, then have fun. If you just want to cool your single cpu in a normal gaming situation in the cheapest or best way, then skip the aio.

You also skip the part where the noctua uses liquid phase cooling so it has its some of the advantages of liquid cooling in its heat pipes. We go you missed this, that back and forth but I made a short post, I posted my link, people with more than half a brain (like you good person), can watch and decide for themselves. I hate posts that are unilaterally making a universal statement without some evidence or backing, but I didn't do that, I made a point, I provided a link, the rest is up to the indiivudal readers.
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I've been running an older H100i for 3 years with no issues. It's really nice for my scenario because I moved the radiator from the top to the front. I won't get into air vs. Aio but it's a great cooler you can customize and configure to your needs.
Most recently moved to a i7 6700k and it cools it at 4.6 Ghz on performance settings. I can also run it quiet for general usage and it's silent.
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There is definitely debate whether the top air coolers best these AIO set ups. Performance wise they do appear to be very close.
I currently have a Sythe Mugen 5 and I'm heavily considering one of these AIO. The Sythe performs well but anytime I want to do anything in my system I have to take my Vega 64 out. The CPU cooler greatly hinders my ability to get at the PCI express locking mechanism and I often have to use a mini screw driver to get at it to press the latch open. This feels like a pretty dangerous thing to do as if I slip I very easily end up scratching my mother board. Decisions decisions.
I can easily move my current HSF to one of my kids systems which don't get tinkered with nearly as much.
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