Question Which of these coolers for an i9-9900k?

steview77

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Hi o/

I'm going round in circles trying to decide on a cooler, when in all likelihood I guess there's not much difference between the ones I've shortlisted.

They are (all Corsair)

H100i Hydro PRO RGB https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BWNWQKJ/?tag=pcp0f-21
H115i PRO https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-cooling-advanced-software-lighting/dp/B077G3C6HH/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=corsair+h115i&qid=1557319447&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1
H115i 280 mm Extreme Performance https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CW-9060027-WW-Extreme-Performance-Liquid/dp/B019955RNQ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=corsair+h115i&qid=1557322662&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Or... if someone can recommend something better, around the same price?

Going in old Corsair Carbide 540 case, planning on installing at the top so needs either 240 or 280mm.

Not planning to OC - I might one day, but not desperate. Same with fancy RGB, partial to a little on the cooler itself, but not a deal breaker, and performance takes priority. Full on RGB on fans etc can be happily avoided.

Currently using a Cooler Master Nepton 240 with an i5 4690k, it that helps any?

If someone can help me end this madness I will be very happy, thank you :)

EDIT: Should have also mentioned, re sound, would prefer something not too loud, mainly why I've shortlisted what I have.
 
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steview77

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Should have (also!) mentioned I've had that cooler for close to 4 years (or 3? I forget) and it's started to make some funny noises so I guess it's on the way out. Can't complain, it's served me well, but playing it safe with a new one.
 
If you are not going to OC, why not buy a good air cooler like the Noctua NH-D15s or NH-D15.
It will be quieter, more reliable, cheaper, easier to install and will not leak.
You have two front 140mm intakes which are sufficient. If needed, noctua has 140mm fan replacements that run up to 3000 RPM.
If all your air intake is in front and is filtered, your parts will stay cleaner.

Think about it.
The NH-D15s has two radiator towers cooled by 140/150mm fans
That is a similar cooling surface as the 280mm aio radiators.
 

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