Question CPU Cooling Solution - Ryzen 7 5800 X3D

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My Kraken X62 was purchased in October 2018. It has a 6 year warranty. I have to move my PC to clean it at least every couple of months or so. This is my first liquid cooler. I get worried about it leaking and ruining my GPU or other components. I'm even pondering switching back to a double tower air cooler.

Any thoughts or recommendations on this?
 
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Sig space specs can and will change over time, when that happens this thread and it's subsequent suggestions/advise can end up being moot to the person in the same boat as you're ion now. It's why we ask users to include their specs in the body of the thread.

So long as you don't see any leaks spring forth from the tubes or you're not seeing horrible temps while the AIO is in operation(and you've dusted out the radiator off of any dust/debris clogging the fins) then you're fine. Yes the issue does arise whereby an AIO's failure point isn't just the pump, but the tubes giving way to leaks(which isn't common), cavitation in the loop(due to evaporation), apart from the fans giving up as can be the case with the pump module dying out...

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Sig space specs can and will change over time, when that happens this thread and it's subsequent suggestions/advise can end up being moot to the person in the same boat as you're ion now. It's why we ask users to include their specs in the body of the thread.

So long as you don't see any leaks spring forth from the tubes or you're not seeing horrible temps while the AIO is in operation(and you've dusted out the radiator off of any dust/debris clogging the fins) then you're fine. Yes the issue does arise whereby an AIO's failure point isn't just the pump, but the tubes giving way to leaks(which isn't common), cavitation in the loop(due to evaporation), apart from the fans giving up as can be the case with the pump module dying out entirely over time.

Air cooling only needs you to worry about the fans and if they're moving as they should.

IMHO, it's never a bad idea to have an air cooler as a backup option for your build.
 
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