need a CPU AIO

  1. Plankton's Avatar
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    need a CPU AIO


    I'm in the market for a single rad 120 mm RGB AIO cpu cooler. I've never used one and want your guys/gals opinion on your personal experiences and preferred brands.

    Right now I have a low profile down flo air cooled cooler, DarkFlash Shawdow for my i7 4790k CPU. She's a bit warm....about 10 degrees warmer then my Evo 212.

    All suggestions greatly appreciated.
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  2. bobkn's Avatar
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    Haven't used a single 120mm version.

    My coolers are Corsair dual fan types. No leaks, pump failures, or fan failures so far. I can't comment on the ease of mounting on an Intel system, because both of my desktops are currently AMD (socket AM4).
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  4. Plankton's Avatar
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    I may have to consider a dual fan AIO....but my case is a mid tower, my first mid tower ever and I'm just not sure of the clearance from my GPU to where the RAD will be.Here's my case.

    https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego.../CC-9011190-WW

    The case does support the H100i, the clearance is going to be a factor. Looking at my case right now....there's maybe 2 inches of clearance. that's from fans to GPU.
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  5. Compumind's Avatar
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    @Plankton -

    Well 2 inches is a fair amount of room, if your measurements are accurate.
    How about routing the tubes? The bends might be tight and you don't want that.

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  6. Plankton's Avatar
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    @Compumind

    After some searching of the specs for GPU and the H100i.....I think I'll have about 3/4 of an inch to spare. The rad is 25mm and the fans are 27mm which is roughly 2.1 inches....with the space I have should give me the clearance I need. You have me sold....I shall order it as soon as I can. Thanks bruh!
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  7. bobkn's Avatar
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    I'm a bit confused.

    The normal place to mount a long radiator and fans is in the top of the case, running front to back. No interference with the GPU there. Such a setup appears on the Corsair web site that you link to.

    It's where I have the radiator in both of my systems. The primary PC uses a Corsair 750d (full tower, which I don't need). The secondary PC uses a Phanteks ENTHOO Pro M mid tower case, which is a bit unusual in that the raditor mounts to a slide-out tray. Both systems include an optical drive, which the iCUE 220T does not support.
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  8. Dude's Avatar
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    Most 120 version are mounted in the traditional rear case fan slot
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  9. Plankton's Avatar
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    bobkn said:
    I'm a bit confused.

    The normal place to mount a long radiator and fans is in the top of the case, running front to back. No interference with the GPU there. Such a setup appears on the Corsair web site that you link to.

    It's where I have the radiator in both of my systems. The primary PC uses a Corsair 750d (full tower, which I don't need). The secondary PC uses a Phanteks ENTHOO Pro M mid tower case, which is a bit unusual in that the raditor mounts to a slide-out tray. Both systems include an optical drive, which the iCUE 220T does not support.
    Yes....I would agree...but with my case...see specs, It's a mid tower. I have 2 Corsair SP 120mm fans already and they are nearly touching my mobo as it is. Adding the RAD there, it will impede/hit my VRAM. So my only option would be to put the 240mm dual fan RAD at the front panel.
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