Review be quiet! Pure Loop 2 FX 360mm Review: Colorfully Cool

Does this have a 240/280 version without RGB, by any chance? I ask that because it would be nice to compare how much extra cooling that extra radiator space gives you, hehe.

On the other hand, the new CPUs are going to be power hungry and Raptor Lake seems that it'll go happily to 300W fully unlimited, so maybe adding a 350/400W test is not so far fetched anymore? Hm... In any case, a full bore test is always important regardless, I'd like to say.

Overall, seems ok as a cooler? Definitely bonus points for having a serviceable tank/reservoir.

Thanks for the review.

Regards.
 
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Does this have a 240/280 version without RGB, by any chance?
They do have both 240 & 280mm versions of this cooler, but not without RGB.

On the other hand, the new CPUs are going to be power hungry and Raptor Lake seems that it'll go happily to 300W fully unlimited, so maybe adding a 350/400W test is not so far fetched anymore?
I am genuinely afraid of what it will take to cool Raptor Lake without power limits, barring some sort of engineering magic which makes it easier to cool.

Thanks for the review.
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Has anyone had one AIO for 4+ years? I am a bit sceptical about AIO.
Dont they eventually break? And then leak. And then burn PC parts.
I would like to see statistics.
 

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Has anyone had one AIO for 4+ years? I am a bit sceptical about AIO.
Dont they eventually break? And then leak. And then burn PC parts.
I would like to see statistics.

I have, the last one I had I had it for 6 (Corsair), this one is going on almost three from Coolermaster.


That being said, no software is a massive, massive plus for those looking for performance (no software sucking CPU/RAM) and not having issues with conflicting software polling hardware.
Just because of that I'm putting this on my short list.
 

Tom Sunday

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Has anyone had one AIO for 4+ years? I am a bit sceptical about AIO.
Dont they eventually break? And then leak.
Yes I had a premium brand AIO for close to 4-years and encountered a leak at the pump/lower hose area and needed to immediately uninstall and replace the unit! My pump also gradually had increased its running noise after its second year of use. The leak indeed wetted my MB including the RAM and getting into the IO area, but I was able to catch the leak just in time because of my full acrylic side window. The manufacturer after a prolonged RMA process and considerable PC downtime replaced only the damaged parts. I in turn wanted to see a total replacement of the entire AIO and thought that this was the right thing to do and for the customer’s convenience and piece of mind!

Not trusting to go on with a semi-fixed AIO I opted for air-cooling as many test-reports confirmed no more than a 5-10 degrees temperature difference between air and water cooling. I am also of mind that if one does not ‘overclock’ that air-cooling is a sensible way to go. Moreover the entire AIO business (or marketing scare-tactics) is greatly overrated because it is clearly a huge moneymaker for the manufacturers. After 5-years or so I will most likely replace the (2) fans on my Noctua NH-D15 for good measure, but that cost pales in comparison to replacing a complete AIO and with most manufacturers only providing for a 5-year warranty period.
 
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Be Quiet sells 2 x 360mm coolers, the Pure Loop reviewed here, and the Silent Loop which appears fancier on their website.
I'm surprised the review did not mention the Silent Loop.
Does anyone knows what the difference between is?
 

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