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Enermax LIQMAX III ARGB 360 AIO

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Enermax looks to assert its dominance in the all-in-one liquid cooler market with its LIQMAX III ARGB 360 mm offering. It offers exceptional cooling performance, acceptable noise levels, and a plethora of lighting modes. As such, it manages to deliver in more ways than one.

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Big surprise lol, Enermax makes pricing low and performance high almost all the time.
 
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I just bought this and works great, I do worry about the warranty and the problems with their older models.
 
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Any news about the liquid inside of the new AIO?
If it is the same as in the Liqtech / Liqtech II (yes, even the II uses the same liquid), then you can assume that after a few months of usage it will start corroding and changing into some king of .... "gunk" and loosing the performance. With Liqtech 1 they had also an issue with leakage... which was later on fixed. But the gunk buildup not. And it IS related to the liquid they are using. More on this at the end.

See here ---

So why I am so sure that the corrosion / gunk is related to the liquid Enermax is using? Because I have an Liqtech 280 (first edition) for TR4. And after a few months of usage I have noticed that the temps have been increasing. Up to the point where in idle my CPU (back then 1950X) was reaching 55 degrees Celsius.
Googled... found a few articles about similar issues ... decided not to RMA the unit but to investigate myself.

Drained, disassembled the block, found same gunk, corrosion. Cleaned it up carefully with some very fine toothbrushes... cleaned the pump, the gaskets (they were in good shape so reused them) and assembled again. But this time filled it up with a mixture of distilled water+ anti corrosive (innovatek Protect).
Tested for a few hours in a "dry run" for leakages then installed back again into my system.

Currently --- running for the third year, in the meantime also switched the mobo + cpu for an TRX40 Gigabyte Aorus Extreme + 3960X --- And the performance of Liqtech AIO loop is still TOP!
So 1000000000% sure it was the liquid and I advise EVERYONE to change it (if it is the light greenish one in the pre-filled loop) just after buying it.
 
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Any news about the liquid inside of the new AIO?
If it is the same as in the Liqtech / Liqtech II (yes, even the II uses the same liquid), then you can assume that after a few months of usage it will start corroding and changing into some king of .... "gunk" and loosing the performance. With Liqtech 1 they had also an issue with leakage... which was later on fixed. But the gunk buildup not. And it IS related to the liquid they are using. More on this at the end.

See here ---

So why I am so sure that the corrosion / gunk is related to the liquid Enermax is using? Because I have an Liqtech 280 (first edition) for TR4. And after a few months of usage I have noticed that the temps have been increasing. Up to the point where in idle my CPU (back then 1950X) was reaching 55 degrees Celsius.
Googled... found a few articles about similar issues ... decided not to RMA the unit but to investigate myself.

Drained, disassembled the block, found same gunk, corrosion. Cleaned it up carefully with some very fine toothbrushes... cleaned the pump, the gaskets (they were in good shape so reused them) and assembled again. But this time filled it up with a mixture of distilled water+ anti corrosive (innovatek Protect).
Tested for a few hours in a "dry run" for leakages then installed back again into my system.

Currently --- running for the third year, in the meantime also switched the mobo + cpu for an TRX40 Gigabyte Aorus Extreme + 3960X --- And the performance of Liqtech AIO loop is still TOP!
So 1000000000% sure it was the liquid and I advise EVERYONE to change it (if it is the light greenish one in the pre-filled loop) just after buying it.

This is what concerns me.
 
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The noise would be a turn off for me.

That is the reason I choose the Corsair H150i Pro I will give up 1-2c for low noise.

I would be more forgiving for fan noise as they can be replaced but for pump noise you are pretty much screwed.
 
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LIQMAX? More like Leak Max
 
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Is it possible to take it apart? The reason because in my Node 202 i would not have enough space inside, so i would drill a hole in the side of the house and the pipe would come out there.
 
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Is it possible to take it apart? The reason because in my Node 202 i would not have enough space inside, so i would drill a hole in the side of the house and the pipe would come out there.

If you need to modify an AIO it maybe time to start actually looking at a custom water option instead.

Start saving your pennies.
 
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Just order it, for my new build , cant wait to install in my new Thermaltake view 37.


I just bought this and works great, I do worry about the warranty and the problems with their older models.
How are your temps, are you using enable ,not auto for PBO, will hold boost longer, but hotter ,and more watts.
 
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Waiting for AIO.
 
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The price of this cooler is much lower than it should be which speaks to the fallout or previous gens of this. The Gamer Nexus video does not paint a pretty picture though. Even after that, $99.99 has me thinking this may go into a build I plan on keeping for myself (No way I would sell a PC with this inside).
 
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That's what insurance is for,plus home owners insurance.
 
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That's what insurance is for,plus home owners insurance.

Not everyone owns a home, and even with apartment insurance how do you know they will cover something like this?
 
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Had Renter's insurance before and homeowner insurance now, documents and video are important ,have a list, go over with your agent , home entertainment and home office equipment is easy to cover, my grandfather clock and dresser, that was hard to cover, had three appraised value , to get coverage.
 
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Finally, its running, put the back plate on wrong, got lucky:respect:

Finally, its running, put Intel~AMD back plate on wrong, got lucky:respect: went back to where I started, which was the backplate, sure enough ,short to ground fix:respect:
So far very Quiet, its was needed in my Thermaltake view 37 case, day and night compared to the stock cooler,high 67c vs 90c- Cinebench 20, less watts as well and higher score 3.7 stock clock vs my 4.1 oc score , very happy.
 
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Added two 140mm fans.
 
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I just bought this and works great, I do worry about the warranty and the problems with their older models.

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EnermaxGlobal22 minutes ago
Hi , Bench, sorry for the miscommunication, actually, we want to show users when they install the cooler, the flat mouth direction of screw head needs to be parallel with the assigned hole of the socket. Thanks again for pointing this out, we will revise the video.


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Thanks for the fast response, wish Enermax all the best , enjoying the ENERMAX LIQMAX III ARGB Liquid Cooler in my system.


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Still going strong!
 
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hi, so what do you think of this CLC so far? does it still have the same gunk and build up issues?
or it's already solved!
 
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