2018 Hardware Thread


  1. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1671

    slicendice said:
    Wait, what? Does the pump/block have the tubes come out on the side? What's the point of that? No matter how you turn it around, it would not fit properly. That design decision makes no sense to me, especially if the tubes are very near the bottom/copperplate.
    Yes quite a few models from different companies do that.
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  2. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #1672

    AddRAM said:
    Yes quite a few models from different companies do that.
    Those AIO pumps are so tiny. How can they survive more than a few years of usage without starting to make a lot of rattling noise?

    I once had a borrowed computer with NZXT AIO cooling and it sounded like the pump will die very soon. Never looked at the pump but the sound was annoying.

    When I decide to build a watercooled system, I will be using custom loops only. Those AIOs looks so fragile.
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  3. Posts : 26,338
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
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       #1673

    slicendice said:
    Those AIO pumps are so tiny. How can they survive more than a few years of usage without starting to make a lot of rattling noise?

    I once had a borrowed computer with NZXT AIO cooling and it sounded like the pump will die very soon. Never looked at the pump but the sound was annoying.

    When I decide to build a watercooled system, I will be using custom loops only. Those AIOs looks so fragile.
    On an AIO/CLC it's not the pumps to worry about, but permeation of the water through the hoses over time.
    There is one AIO that is unofficially refillable I saw on Gamers Nexus once(for TR4 sockets): Refilling an AIO with New Fluid - Thermal Test Results | GamersNexus - Gaming PC Builds Hardware Benchmarks


    Also this one by alpacool: https://www.alphacool.com/shop/new-p...-420-cpu-black
    Chill out with Alphacool's massive and refillable 420mm all-in-one CPU cooler | PC Gamer
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  4. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #1674

    Hi,
    They survive via a 5 year warranty
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  5. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1675

    This particular model looks to be very rugid, I love the fin design on the radiator, less space for dust to collect and more room for air to flow through.

    MasterLiquid Pro 280 - CPU Liquid Cooler | Cooler Master

    The fans ? Well we all know what to do with them

    Now if we could just get Intel to stop using Toothpaste for TIM
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  6. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #1676

    IDK. I haven't experience with CM water coolers, only a number of their air coolers. They look good on paper, are gimmicky (vapor chambers on air coolers, the square fins here?), but ultimately don't perform all that great. But maybe the water is different. Just my biased OP.

    I do like the CM mechanical keyboard I have had for some time now though.
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  7. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #1677

    Geneo said:
    IDK. I haven't experience with CM water coolers, only a number of their air coolers. They look good on paper, are gimmicky (vapor chambers on air coolers, the square fins here?), but ultimately don't perform all that great. But maybe the water is different. Just my biased OP.

    I do like the CM mechanical keyboard I have had for some time now though.
    I have CM Nepton 140 XL for 4 years now, One fan lost a bearing but they sent me 2 new ones for free. It's very robust but pump is running at 7100RPM while on their newer models runs at about 2000RPM. I't's single 140mm radiator but double thickness, also has refill vent but it's sealed. It's cooling my R7 2700x fine and was cooling my FX 6350 and FX 8350 processors at near 5 GHz. They were pushing 180W and 210W of TDP respectively.
    I prefer simple connections were pump is controlled by AiO_Pump or W_Pump on MB over those unnecessary complicated Sensor + USB controllers.
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  8. Posts : 26,338
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
    Thread Starter
       #1678

    I just tried the WOT benchmark in 4K(you need to go into settings and adjust the slider) using my 24/7 settings, like balanced power and quiet fan curves.

    Holy cow does this new ENCORE engine produce good graphics, specially fluid and particle.
    It ran at 4K and 75-81 FPS the whole run, no OC on card, and CPU only at 4.7GHz.

    It also automatically makes a results screenshot located at C:\Games\World_of_Tanks_enCore\screenshots
    for uploading.
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  9. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 11
       #1679

    Hope you enjoy that H115i Platinum @OldMike, wouldn't mind one myself. I'd probably watch out for cheaper CLC, Corsair had a bad track record with some models but my H110i has been running like a champ now for some time. I fell victim to to one or two faulty pumps and also a line blockage on one occasion.
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  10. Posts : 123,317
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #1680

    Kol12 said:
    Hope you enjoy that H115i Platinum @OldMike, wouldn't mind one myself. I'd probably watch out for cheaper CLC, Corsair had a bad track record with some models but my H110i has been running like a champ now for some time. I fell victim to to one or two faulty pumps and also a line blockage on one occasion.
    Thanks Kol, its running fine this morning.
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