For my next upgrade I will use the Master CM 690 III Black case because of the fan possibilities. Water in an PC feels terrible wrong.
Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:16 PM
Water in an PC feels terrible wrong.
Well in the case of the CPU coolers, they're completely sealed units that never need any kind of servicing. I agree that the cooling capacity provided is over-kill in many cases, and probably only really useful if you're going to overclock your CPU pretty severely. But they do make smaller single-fan units, or lesser dual fan ones. The thing I like about them is that the heatsink/pump unit that actually sits on the CPU is smaller and more compact than a decent air cooler. Besides the space issue you mentioned, the larger air coolers are tall enough and top-heavy enough to exert a lot of uneven pressure through leverage on the CPU because they want to sag when sticking out sideways from the vertically mounted motherboard (some new case designs eliminate this by mounting the motherboard horizontally).
Still a good air cooler can be just fine for about anything you're going to do with it, and is a lot less expensive too. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 is a good example of this, and they've been around for a long time.
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