Question 120mm AIO Question

Exia00

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Hi guys so i have a question and would like to know what would be considered the best non RGB 120mm AIO for a i5 11400 that also costs under 100$ Canadian because in my system i mainly have room for 120mm AIO's and no space for anything like a 240mm also the case is a Cooler Master Elite 130 and of course the reason for it being non RGB is because i wouldn't be able to see it.
Right now i am using the stock cooler which is actually not all that bad being at 42c idle and 68c on gaming load but would like to use something better and something cleaner so i can also access my M.2 port for when i would want to replace my NVMe to a Gen4 (cause my board has Gen4 support of course) so any help would be helpful.

P.S. if the only good one's happens to be like a static color would of liked it to be blue at least.
 

geofelt

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I suggest sticking with what you have.
A 120mm aio will need to be mounted in front.
Yes, that will cool the 11400 better(which it does not much need).
But, the cpu heated air is going to heat up your graphics card and motherboard.
Liquid cooling is going to cost some, be noisier, less reliable. AIO coolers do not last forever, air leaks in and the cooler must be replaced in time.
And, while uncommon, it can leak.
A 47mm replacement might be the cryorig H7.
Here is a review:
https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7489/cryorig-c7-cpu-cooler-review/index.html

Save your aio money for something else.
Synthetic benchmarks do show gen 4 to be faster.
But in actuality, you will not notice any difference between a Sata, pcie 3 or pcie4 ssd.
Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA
 

Exia00

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I suggest sticking with what you have.
A 120mm aio will need to be mounted in front.
Yes, that will cool the 11400 better(which it does not much need).
But, the cpu heated air is going to heat up your graphics card and motherboard.
Liquid cooling is going to cost some, be noisier, less reliable. AIO coolers do not last forever, air leaks in and the cooler must be replaced in time.
And, while uncommon, it can leak.
A 47mm replacement might be the cryorig H7.
Here is a review:
https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7489/cryorig-c7-cpu-cooler-review/index.html

Save your aio money for something else.
Synthetic benchmarks do show gen 4 to be faster.
But in actuality, you will not notice any difference between a Sata, pcie 3 or pcie4 ssd.
Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA
Thanks but i already have a Gen4 NVMe on my system and Gen3 NVMe cause the second one is Gen3 also i was planning on installing it on the top of my case as well for exhaust.
Also i am using a Deepcool Gammaxx 400S right now which if i was to ever replace my NVMe drive i would need to take off my cooler or GPU (which is a very tight squeeze when only removing my GPU) and my board as well is a ASRock B560M Pro4 which has a M.2 heatshield on it which i do use which i want to get a smaller cooler and what would be smaller than a AIO and i am also aware it would be a little overkill for that but recently for a lot of peoples builds i have seen online with people using a i3 10100 and a 360mm AIO with it which that is overkill or a Ryzen 5 1400 with a 240mm AIO which i am also aware that Ryzen can overclock as well but still would be overkill for a CPU like that.
 

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