Question NEED NEW 360MM AI

Feb 22, 2021
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My budget is 240usd looking for a 360mm aio for lian li o11d

I will replace the fans with ql corsair fans

my cpu is i5 8600 3.1ghz

Please leave suggestions my pc theme is white so white would be nice
 

Phaaze88

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The QL series aren't radiator fans though... Anyway! Yes, white 360mm hybrids available in white:
Corsair H150i Elite Capellix
Lian Li Galahad AIO 360 RGB
Deepcool Castle 360EX White/ Captain 360EX White RGB/ Gamerstorm Captain 360X White: Something something about names...
Cooler Master ML360P Silver Edition RGB: This one's more of a silver color, so probable pass on this.
Asus ROG Strix LC 360 RGB White

Oh, there aren't that many white options to begin with...
 
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DSzymborski

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wdym locked I5?
It's a card with a 65W TDP and it's a locked CPU so no overclocking to bump that up. The heat removal difficulty is quite limited, so spending $240 on a 360mm AIO isn't a practical use of money. Something like a $100 Enermax Aquafusion 240mm (it's white) won't do a worse job at cooling your CPU in any meaningful sense. Now, if you want to spend $100-$140 extra just for aesthetics, that's fine -- though that and selling your CPU used would likely get you a 8700K -- but you do need to know going into that decision that there's no real performance reason to do this.
 
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rubix_1011

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I figured this was one of those threads where the focus was looks, not practicality.
Usually they are pretty easy to spot when people mention getting a cooler and immediately want to replace fans, usually for RGB rather than those shipped with the cooler/designed for the cooler.

Just spend the $$ you would use for fans and get a better cooler.
 

Phaaze88

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Usually they are pretty easy to spot when people mention getting a cooler and immediately want to replace fans, usually for RGB rather than those shipped with the cooler/designed for the cooler.
Maybe they already have said fans? The thread title is, 'Need New 360mm'... so they already had a 360mm, it died on them, and they were going to reuse the fans.

I probably over-analyzed this...
 
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