Let's get a discussion going what do you think is more worth the money and what downsides do you think they both have?
Yeah I agree with you! because isn't there a lot of maintenance with liquid cooling that is just very annoying and time consuming?Depends on specific components and use.
Overall, I would recommend a decent air cooler over "cheap" liquid cooling any day.
I generally never recommend anyone buy a CLC (your typical H100i, etc). If you do go the water route, buy an open loop kit like an H240x2 or a kit from EWKB. Either do it right or dont do it at all.
The exception in very compact systems where a liquid cooler is the only way to accommodate high thermal components.
I am going with the cooler master but heard A LOT of good about Noctua but for now gonna stick with the one I am looking at this is just a general discussion bc I was curious how many really think liquid cooling is goodCurrently I'm in the middle of building listing things I want to get for my next big upgraded. If you can handle the ugly brown Noctua 12x25 is a prime prime cpu fan cooler that's all air. It's been matched to handle temps equal to AIO cpu cooling and smaller than it's big brother the d15