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Closed water loop, but which should I get?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Techtu, May 28, 2012.

  1. Techtu

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    Once again I'm wanting to buy a little something new for my rig but not wanting to go extreme so I thought hmmm, why not go with a closed water kit however here's the thing I haven't got a clue in which is the best bang for my buck?

    I'm wanting to keep it on a budget so in the region of £50 or less, (current cooling in specs).
     
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    Techtu says thanks.
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    Look's good and it is made by the same company who make the Corsair H series so that's another plus, the only thing that makes me want to go Corsair is that they cover for any damages to your rig that is caused by any fault with the AIO kit.

    In the review's someone say's it's just as good as an H80?
     
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    Yes all because it´s a OEM H80, same Rad, Unit, Pump etc...
    And it´s half the price.:D
     
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    This is based off a forthcoming review of the water 2.0 Pro, so take with it what you will.

    Corsair and Thermaltake are going at it blow for blow with their current models of closed-loop coolers. The H80 and Pro are nearly identical, but the Pro 2.0 is superior in my experience.

    Both coolers have similar (+-2 C) cooling performance.
    Both coolers have the same profile.
    Both coolers are from companies that make good on warranties (~sigh~).

    The H80 is better if:
    You spend another 100 USD to buy the digital control, not included with the product.
    Are willing to set the cooler pump speed, then forget it.

    The Pro is better:
    Instructions written by competent people.
    Sufficiently thought out mounting hardware for pretty much any situation.
    Better pricing, as of this writing.
    More flexible tubing between radiator and contact plate (making install much easier).
    More flexible mounting, making installation easier.


    My first Corsair H80 was DOA, and it took two weeks to get a replacement (new in sealed box though, so take from that what you will). Again, I can't stress how much better the Pro was during installation! It was great to get directions that made sense, and a mounting system that wasn't an afterthought.
     
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    But I want a new upgrade now, so unless you have any better suggestion's for an upgrade with the price of £50-ish then I may settle for the AIO as I can fit that to the second rig if I ever do go for a full water setup.
     
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