Review Corsair H170i Elite Capellix Review: Bigger, Bolder and Colder

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Noctua U14S 100% RPM: 24.8 dBA, 70.7°C
420mm AIO 50% RPM: 23.6 dBA, 71.1°C

Noctua U14S: A third of the price, double the longevity
420mm AIO: More cooling headroom, RGB
 

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Can you make room in your case (and your budget) for a 420mm AIO?

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On page 3, Threadripper's Temperatures Over Ambient was posted in place of the one for the 10850K.


Noctua U14S 100% RPM: 24.8 dBA, 70.7°C
420mm AIO 50% RPM: 23.6 dBA, 71.1°C

Noctua U14S: A third of the price, double the longevity
420mm AIO: More cooling headroom, RGB
XD

That was Threadripper though.
What with Ryzen and Threadripper not being monolithic and being more power efficient than their Intel competitors... cooling is a little funny with these chips.
When the charts are fixed, we can see the Intel one.
 
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Noctua U14S 100% RPM: 24.8 dBA, 70.7°C
420mm AIO 50% RPM: 23.6 dBA, 71.1°C

Noctua U14S: A third of the price, double the longevity
420mm AIO: More cooling headroom, RGB
With the AIO, you also don't have over 2lbs hanging off the motherboard.

This AIO is for people who "need" that last 0.5% better prime 95 benchmark result or they bought a huge case, and a 360 AIO would look too small. No one is buying it for the price/performance. A radiator this large for just a CPU is complete overkill. Anything above a 280 is overkill for a mainstream CPU. If it could be expanded to connect a GPU as well, then it could be an interesting option for more people.
 

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This is a great solution for quiet full tower builds then, provided it’s a wider than usual case.

Might be my next one, but the problem with Corsair is that they abandon their software so freaking often. Some coolers have to be in older versions and they break on certain windows updates, it’s really annoying.

Does it allow you to control it from PWM exclusively? If that’s the case then this is a winner.
 

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