( 4.7 Average / 17 Ratings )
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I love this thing. It's quiet, it keeps my temps down, and EVGA has r a v e reviews when it comes to customer support. I keep the LED off because RGB is retarded and I cant see the damn thing anyway. The stock fans seem to be of ok quality - I find the blades a bit thin for my taste but if I give the fans a push in my hands I can actually feel a noticeable airflow on my palm (something my old cooler master fans never game me). In either case, I replaced the stock fans with the 2 Noctua 140 mm fans and my god they're wonderful (more below on them).
Very good quality 280 rad AIO for the price considering the Corsair H100i v2 is only 10 bucks less and has a 240 rad and is able to keep my CPU cool with low fan speed. If there is one thing it gets a point off for its the included fans because they are supposed to be designed for low noise with good airflow but the frame will actually push some air out of the fan via the slopes on all 4 corners. I recommend Jayz2cents's video on the fans
I really like this cooler. I haven't used any other ones and I'm sure there are plenty of other good choices. It keeps my CPU at around 27C idle and below 55C under stress.
This is the first AIO I've owned and overall I'm impressed by it. It's a lot quieter than I thought it was going to be based on what I was reading, it looks fantastic, and it definitely works way better than my Hyper 212 Evo and Cryorig H7.
HOWEVER - It performed identical to a Noctua NH-D15 I got my hands on, which is cheaper and has no risk of damaging other components, so it's difficult to justify the extra cost of this cooler.
Keeps CPU pretty cool on stress it barely made it to 78C, so it does its job! Easy to install!
Very easy to install and having no troubles keeping my CPU overclocked to 4.9 ghz @ 65 deg under heavy load. Easy installation and the pump doesn't make an audible noise. I do not like the EVGA software though so I docked it a star.
First and foremost, I knocked a star off for the Flow software. I had read mixed reviews about it, and sad to say they are justified.
My main goal with my build was to buy more cooler than needed so that I could turn the fans down low and still maintain good temps. Flow wants to let you do it, but for the life of me I couldn't get it to work. Only the pump would change fan speeds. I had to configure it to not run on auto and use my motherboards fan control to work. They are still a bit louder than I'm used to, but at least I can't hear the pump.
Outside of that, temps are great. 33c on idle and 48c max while on load, both gaming and Prime95 tests.
Best CLC Out There!
stay frosty my fwends
brilliant cooler keeps cpu cool what ever i am doing