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[Amazon.ca] Corsair H115i RGB Pro XT $179.99

I'm guessing amazon price matched newegg but according to keepa and pc part picker it is atl. Same price at newegg and amazon both with free shipping. They come with 140mm ML fans which are pretty good.

https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-Radiator- ... 440&sr=8-2
https://www.newegg.ca/corsair-icue-h115 ... 6835181191
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I've been debating AIO or noctua d15 since I want to upgrade my cooling.
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Gbyrd wrote: I've been debating AIO or noctua d15 since I want to upgrade my cooling.
If you want something to last possibly forever, I'd get the nocutua beacause all you have to do to keep it going is to replace the fans when they eventually fail. Replacing an AIO pump/liquids is pretty much an RMA. There's a lot of videos out there that basically say air cooling is effectively as good as water as well(at least when it comes to AIOs).
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Gbyrd wrote: I've been debating AIO or noctua d15 since I want to upgrade my cooling.
A good air cooler is at least as good as a water cooler, but also has the advantage of being quieter.
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HaZaRd wrote: A good air cooler is at least as good as a water cooler, but also has the advantage of being quieter.
And more importantly, there is no chance that it will leak.
Also, I recall you can change the fans on AIO's to make them quieter (may positively or negatively impact performance tho).
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HaZaRd wrote: A good air cooler is at least as good as a water cooler, but also has the advantage of being quieter.
For AIO, sure, but a custom loop can definitely go beyond what even a great air cooler can do.
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One of the upsides to the AIO is the space it takes on the socket. I'm scared of too much crowding
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I had H115i on backorder, eventually cancelled for the NH-D15, for reasons said above. Same performance, but quieter and worry free. Only issue is case choice really, the noc is chonky .
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powderskull wrote: I had H115i on backorder, eventually cancelled for the NH-D15, for reasons said above. Same performance, but quieter and worry free. Only issue is case choice really, the noc is chonky .
Same performance? Yea maybe with a 120 or possibly 240mm AIO. Not 280mm.

comparison...
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saffant wrote:
Same performance? Yea maybe with a 120 or possibly 240mm AIO. Not 280mm.

comparison...
Yeah, one rando reddit users "testing" no thanks. Seen multiple reviews in past that basically said when all testing variables are taken into account (using a high airflow case) unless you are at a 360mm the comparison is more or less a toss up. Maybe I'll revisit this with source links, but I probably could care less, you do you.
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I've used only 1 AIO which is the Corsair H100 which years later is still working great ( knock on wood ) cooling a 2600K in my server. Never had a single issue with it. Having said that, I've been using a NH-D15 since building my main rig with Ryzen 7 about 2.5 years ago. Biggest issue with the D15 is that it covers the 1st ram slot on my mobo so have to use the 2nd and 4th slots instead. I'm lucky with the case that I have because a few mm more and I won't be able to close the glass side panel so it's a consideration you have to take into account if you want to buy the D15. It is a massive hsf.

I'm the lazy type when in comes to maintenance of the hsf so fans are the only one I have to look out for which I can clearly see through the glass side panel. Running a 1800+ at 4.1 Ghz all the time and according to hwmonitor, it maxes at 65 deg when running cinebench. Will be updating soon when zen3 comes out and will still use the D15 on new system as $200 is too much for cooling, at least for me, which can go towards better hardware upgrades.

edit: The reason the D15 covers the 1st ram slot is because the G.Skill ram modules that I use have a tall heatspreaders. If you have low profile ram sticks or they don't have heatspreaders then it would pose to issue
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Dave510 wrote: For AIO, sure, but a custom loop can definitely go beyond what even a great air cooler can do.
But the added noise of the pump means it won't be quieter. For my use these days, a good air cooler (currently a Noctua NH-C14) is better than an all-in-one because I value quiet operation more than basically anything else.
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Gbyrd wrote: I've been debating AIO or noctua d15 since I want to upgrade my cooling.
Air all the way. Go with the Noctua U12A instead though.
1) The Noctua NF12A is the newest fan design out of their whole line. It's quieter than all their current aging140mm fans (I own them all so I have tested them).
2) The U12A is the newest cooler with a much higher fin density than their older coolers. This means this thing is almost as good as a D15/D15S.
3) It is way smaller, so it would only have compatibility issues with the smallest ITX cases.
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i have the old h100, 9 years old. still running lol. haven't even change thermal paste yet and still keep my 3930k running less than 65 degree stock. almost double the price for the top end all in one water cooling. i guess it's not bad after 9 years. money is not worth much now and i felt like everything is twice as expensive. look at motherboards 10 years ago 400 you get the best asus and now 1200 lol.
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HaZaRd wrote: But the added noise of the pump means it won't be quieter. For my use these days, a good air cooler (currently a Noctua NH-C14) is better than an all-in-one because I value quiet operation more than basically anything else.
Depends on your pump. Mine is dead silent, I purposely built it for silence.
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jaydubz wrote: Air all the way. Go with the Noctua U12A instead though.
1) The Noctua NF12A is the newest fan design out of their whole line. It's quieter than all their current aging140mm fans (I own them all so I have tested them).
2) The U12A is the newest cooler with a much higher fin density than their older coolers. This means this thing is almost as good as a D15/D15S.
3) It is way smaller, so it would only have compatibility issues with the smallest ITX cases.
Theoretically speaking, these things don't lower the temperature of the CPU by introducing something cooler like liquid nitrogen, but more so "move" the heat. A closed loop water cooler theoretically moves heat better than a typical cpu heatsink/fan combo (custom being the best in class), due to being able to take heat energy further away as well as being more flexible when it comes to where the heat is directed.

Theoretically, they all can only remove certain amount of heat and no more because it's all dependent on the air temperature around you. Efficiency of the fan is important (so is the conductivity of the materials). But I think, if you can add Noctua fans to an AIO, you'll get something slightly better than what Noctua alone can offer.

Again, that's not saying that all AIO have as polished of a quality as Noctua CPU coolers.

Thermodynamics is one hell of a course.
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powderskull wrote: Yeah, one rando reddit users "testing" no thanks. Seen multiple reviews in past that basically said when all testing variables are taken into account (using a high airflow case) unless you are at a 360mm the comparison is more or less a toss up. Maybe I'll revisit this with source links, but I probably could care less, you do you.
Run a google search and you’ll see it’s more than just a “rando” users testing. And the performance is similar with a 240mm more or less, yes, but the AIO in this thread is a 280mm, which along with the 360mm is a step above the Noctua in cooling performance. If you wanna save money and keep the noise level down, that’s cool, but facts of performance speak otherwise. (Older review articles only use 240mm AIO except for the old kraken x61 which was ahead of the noctua).
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I’m a be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 owner which is essentially the #2 in air coolers for the market.

Let’s get the air cooling snobbery out of the way regarding performance. The best air cooler’s peak performance is only as good as an average 240mm AIO in thermal performance and no, GamersNexus is not just a random reddit commenter.

Most comments regarding performance seem to be around Asetek AIOs which have lagged behind severely in recent years. This Corsair H115i happens to be an Asetek design.

The new EK AIO and Arctic Liquid Freezer II are noticeably better performing AIOs at lower temps and noise levels.

I’m all for the convenience and worry free-ness of an air cooler over an AIO hence why I purchased a DRP4 over a 280/360 AIO but at the same time I know I’ve given up lower temps and higher boost clocks in favour of a peace of mind.

With that in mind, can we stop making every AIO sale thread an air cooler superiority complex discussion? Objectively, AIOs are better performing coolers, can be put in much smaller cases and if you care about looks and want to place a Funko Pop figurine in your case and upload it to the PCMasterRace subreddit, go ahead and spend your money as you will.
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