Question NZXT Kraken X62 280mm vs Corsair Hydro Series H115i RGB Platinum 280mm

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Hey all,

I've heard good things about both of these. I run a 10920x, which tends to run hot, so I need to crank my fans up , so I'm looking for a fairly quiet system. Has anyone tested both of these cooling systems? If so, can you speak to the real world noise levels, and to the software integration of both of them?

Thank you,
Dan
 

rubix_1011

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Both are likely Asetek AIOs, so pick the one you like most. I've tested all the AIOs on Tom's Hardware for the last 3 years.

It is unlikely you can run an AIO on a hot CPU and make sure it runs quietly, at least if you are running synthetic benchmarks.

The review on the new NZXT Kraken should be out tomorrow. Might check that out.
 

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Both are likely Asetek AIOs, so pick the one you like most. I've tested all the AIOs on Tom's Hardware for the last 3 years.

It is unlikely you can run an AIO on a hot CPU and make sure it runs quietly, at least if you are running synthetic benchmarks.

The review on the new NZXT Kraken should be out tomorrow. Might check that out.
Which one is that? That new kraken.
 
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Both are likely Asetek AIOs, so pick the one you like most. I've tested all the AIOs on Tom's Hardware for the last 3 years.

It is unlikely you can run an AIO on a hot CPU and make sure it runs quietly, at least if you are running synthetic benchmarks.

The review on the new NZXT Kraken should be out tomorrow. Might check that out.
Both are likely Asetek AIOs, so pick the one you like most. I've tested all the AIOs on Tom's Hardware for the last 3 years.

It is unlikely you can run an AIO on a hot CPU and make sure it runs quietly, at least if you are running synthetic benchmarks.

The review on the new NZXT Kraken should be out tomorrow. Might check that out.
So you're saying they're both pretty much the same? In that case, any idea which one runs more quietly, and which one's software is better? I'm able to control my current Corsair cooler in my BIOS, is the Kraken able to be controlled / tweaked there as well?
 
If they haven't updated the CAM software, I'd avoid NZXT. You need to create an account to use the software. When I had a NZXT case, their servers went down and I had no case fans. I couldn't even log in as a guest to make them work.
 
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Oof, no thanks. Thanks for the heads up... I’m also now considering something like the Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black, 140mm Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Instead...
 

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Both are likely Asetek AIOs, so pick the one you like most. I've tested all the AIOs on Tom's Hardware for the last 3 years.

It is unlikely you can run an AIO on a hot CPU and make sure it runs quietly, at least if you are running synthetic benchmarks.

The review on the new NZXT Kraken should be out tomorrow. Might check that out.
Just to clarify
The NZXT Krakens are made by Asetek (except m22) and the Corsair H115i Platinum is made by CoolIT.
 

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