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2021/06/04 22:30:48 (permalink)
I'm looking for a new AIO for my 10700k as my old one isn't doing too well, are the EVGA AIOs good? If so, which one would y'all reccommend?
 
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/05 10:34:21 (permalink)
    Yes, it's excellent. I'm using this one: EVGA CLC 120mm All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooler, 1x 120mm Fan, Intel, 400-HY-CL11-V1
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/06 02:41:52 (permalink)
    EVGA AIOs are really good, they are usually considered some of the best budget liquid coolers (other than the arctics, which recently beat them out for price to performance) and they perform excellent for the price point. It's a relatively good buy as long as you don't care about RGB. Personally, the EVGA AIO would be my pick rather than any other AIO unless we're talking about RGB.
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/06 02:50:37 (permalink)
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    EVGA AIOs are really good, they are usually considered some of the best budget liquid coolers (other than the arctics, which recently beat them out for price to performance) and they perform excellent for the price point. It's a relatively good buy as long as you don't care about RGB. Personally, the EVGA AIO would be my pick rather than any other AIO unless we're talking about RGB.




    You can do RGB fans on a EVGA AIO since the fans are replaceable. It would just take finding RGB fans that offer a lot of airflow. Of course though changing the fans would change the price and performance numbers a bit but at least the fans are not something anyone should feel that they are stuck with.

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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/06 14:55:36 (permalink)
    I have had on on my i7 7820X rig since day one.  Always keeps the CPU cool.  EVGA support was great when the fan controller was faulting.  Back to business within a couple of days...good hardware and great support...FTW!

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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/06 14:59:36 (permalink)
    I'm running 2 different EVGA CLC coolers 24/7 -- the 240 & 360

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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/07 10:21:18 (permalink)
    tjzevga
    Yes, it's excellent. I'm using this one: EVGA CLC 120mm All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooler, 1x 120mm Fan, Intel, 400-HY-CL11-V1

    What temps do you get with the 120mm AIO vs. a 240mm AIO? I've heard that 120mm may not be enough, at least for GPUs.
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/07 10:24:46 (permalink)
    From what I know 90%+ of AIO are  made by the same comp/factory in china with branding added to them. So Id say they are just as good as any other AIO.
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/17 00:21:45 (permalink)
    i've watched quite a bit of jayztwocents youtube, and he is all about watercooling, but i wonder he doesn't feature as much EVGA but EK?
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/18 13:02:03 (permalink)
    ZubinSingh
    I'm looking for a new AIO for my 10700k as my old one isn't doing too well, are the EVGA AIOs good? If so, which one would y'all reccommend?
     



    Most all-in-one units out there are Asetek-derivatives.

    And they're all fairly good, so long as you size your radiator properly.

    It's recommended that you have ROUGHLY the cooling area of 2x120mm fans per device hooked into your cooling loop.

    So I wouldn't recommend single 90, 100, 120 or 140mm units.
    Dual 120/140mm units are all generally fine.
    Triple 120/140mm units are a little overkill but generally a bit slower to hit heat saturation and thermal stasis.

    In most cases I'd say go for a 280mm or 360mm unit if you can fit it in your case.  Are you looking to do push/pull or push-pull?

    And remember, a lot more factors than rad size, heatsink size, materials and fans go into the performance of a cooling solution.

    Case airflow, and making sure everything's balanced, so you're not just turning the case into a vacuum, having it puff dust from every panel gap, or worst, having no actual airflow whatsoever is critical.  Think about trying to hand-fan yourself off in an oven.

    And as I noted, look into regular Heatsink Fan units as well.  There's a lot of REALLY good, REALLY inexpensive units out there.  And if your case can fit it, that's another good option.


     
     
     
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    Yes, it's excellent. I'm using this one: EVGA CLC 120mm All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooler, 1x 120mm Fan, Intel, 400-HY-CL11-V1

    What temps do you get with the 120mm AIO vs. a 240mm AIO? I've heard that 120mm may not be enough, at least for GPUs.



    Honestly, 120mm units aren't really enough for anything, save if you've got a watercooled motherboard or are trying to watercool memory/SSDs.
    post edited by charlesborner - 2021/06/18 13:03:46


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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/18 13:04:52 (permalink)
    droomagon
    i've watched quite a bit of jayztwocents youtube, and he is all about watercooling, but i wonder he doesn't feature as much EVGA but EK?



    Jay tends to watercool EVERYTHING.  And, in general, custom loops work better than AIO units in the long run.
    Hence his close relationship with EK.




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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/22 17:36:44 (permalink)
    I've heard good things about them especially budget options.
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/24 23:32:38 (permalink)
    ZubinSingh
    I'm looking for a new AIO for my 10700k as my old one isn't doing too well, are the EVGA AIOs good? If so, which one would y'all reccommend?
     


     240 should be good enough for your CPU, but if your case can accommodate a 360 rad I would go with that, so it looks a lot cleaner. I am running a 360 for my 7820x 

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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/26 02:16:29 (permalink)
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    Yes, it's excellent. I'm using this one: EVGA CLC 120mm All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooler, 1x 120mm Fan, Intel, 400-HY-CL11-V1

    What temps do you get with the 120mm AIO vs. a 240mm AIO? I've heard that 120mm may not be enough, at least for GPUs.


    charlesborner
     Honestly, 120mm units aren't really enough for anything, save if you've got a watercooled motherboard or are trying to watercool memory/SSDs.  


    Thats not true, dont scare the noobies. I would say for the top tier, couple or so gpu's and cpu's, that a single aio wouldnt be enough. I watercooled my gtx780 with a 980ti hybrid kit for 5 years and it ran nice and cool, overclocked or not at 100% use. Now would i put that single unit on my 3090? NO! How about my 10900X? HECK NO! The 3080, the rest of the HEDT cpu's on both teams with the crazy core counts just throw too much heat. All the i7's, RY7's,3070ti,and below should be fine though.
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/06/26 02:48:25 (permalink)
    One thing to keep in mind about AIO coolers is it’s best to replace them every new build or at least every five years since even in a closed system some evaporation is going to happen. It shouldn’t be that much but it is something to keep in mind so you don’t end up using the same one for a decade thinking it hasn’t been losing liquid over those years.

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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/07 04:50:21 (permalink)
    Hoggle
    One thing to keep in mind about AIO coolers is it’s best to replace them every new build or at least every five years since even in a closed system some evaporation is going to happen. It shouldn’t be that much but it is something to keep in mind so you don’t end up using the same one for a decade thinking it hasn’t been losing liquid over those years.

    Generally you can estimate the expected life of an AiO by looking at the warranty length (unless they have a crazy length like a 10 year warranty). It mostly depends on whether they just have rubber tubes or if they're reinforced in some way. Also, you'll notice temps rising when the evaporation is starting to impact things. I just had my H115i Pro pump die and when it did my PC shut down by itself due to high temps so I swapped it for an air cooler until 3 days later when my new AiO arrived so it's not a huge deal. I moved my AiO from PC to PC (From an i5 3770 to a i7 8086k to a 9900k to a 5800x to a 5950x) for years until it finally died and they're pretty resilient.
    droomagon
    i've watched quite a bit of jayztwocents youtube, and he is all about watercooling, but i wonder he doesn't feature as much EVGA but EK?

    He generally does custom loops, not AiO's...I've seen some of his videos where he has eVGA AiO's.
    Leeringg
    I've heard good things about them especially budget options.

    I like eVGA's AiO's but they tend to get a little loud compared to others (Which, to be fair, does translate to very good cooling when turned up)...if I wanted that I'd just get the thickest rad available in an AiO and put Noctua Industrials on it.
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/12 20:44:46 (permalink)
    How are EVGA CLC's compared to Arctic Freezer II or EK Basic AIOs?
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/15 23:56:31 (permalink)
    EVGA AIO CLCs are good hardware. But the Flow Control softeware is a travesty. 

    I just got an Arctic for my other PC and it's simply better hardware. The radiator on the Arctic is another class. 

    I am a HUGE fan of EVGA. I only got that Arctic because I couldn't find the right EVGA CLC locally and needed it that weekend. But I was very impressed. Then checked reviews and the Arctics are testing even cooler than similar EVGA CLCs.  So, I hate to recommend another brand. But given the Artic is higher quality hardware, the EVGA software is a constant problem year after year, fresh windows install after fresh windows install??? Flow Control always screws up. I just can't recommend their CLCs. I'll stick with high end EVGA power supplies, I'll keep buying their video cards as I have going back to their early products, I really want to get an EVGA mobo again if they ever make an AMD board with Thunderbolt 4. EVGA customer service and warranty is second to none. But their CLCs are just "pretty good" hardware with barely functional/not functional software. Arctic tests better and just look at their radiator compared to the EVGA rad, much beefier and just better built. 
     
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/18 08:19:47 (permalink)
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    I just got an Arctic for my other PC and it's simply better hardware. The radiator on the Arctic is another class.

    Are you talking about Liquid Freezer II? I wonder, do they have any software to control pump speed at all?
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/20 13:03:01 (permalink)
    Yep, Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II.

    I don't think there's any software. There's no USB connection. Just uses motherboard or other fan controller(s). The fans are standard 4 pin so they can plug into the CLC or any other fan controller. I think it does vary pump speed as well as the on block fan to cool mb components near the socket based on whatever settings the PWM control for the fan header you use is set to. So you could set it to 100% if you want. Then you could connect the fans on the radiator to other fan headers if you wanted to control their speed.

    It's just plain simple. Can be controlled by standard motherboard fan controls and can be configured as the user sees fit. Not much to go wrong, no software to annoy or cause problems. 

    EVGA would be well served to take a good long look at the Arctic coolers and match or exceed them for a new line of CLCs. The current ones are ok for a low end/mid range line? But for a company that's brand is about performance, quality and overclocking, the brand really should have a higher end line of CLCs.
     
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/20 13:14:26 (permalink)
    And for god's sake EVGA, replace Flow Control with some well designed software. That app is a flaming mess.
     
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/20 13:34:32 (permalink)
    The software could use an update and I think EVGA needs to update the cable or offer a USB 3.0 header. Unfortunately the 2.0 header is harder to find on newer motherboards with the Z590 FTW build I just did I had to decide RGB lighting or the cooler for the one single USB 2.0 header.

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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/21 13:57:56 (permalink)
    Hoggle
    The software could use an update and I think EVGA needs to update the cable or offer a USB 3.0 header. Unfortunately the 2.0 header is harder to find on newer motherboards with the Z590 FTW build I just did I had to decide RGB lighting or the cooler for the one single USB 2.0 header.



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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/21 15:05:46 (permalink)
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    I'm looking for a new AIO for my 10700k as my old one isn't doing too well, are the EVGA AIOs good? If so, which one would y'all reccommend?
     


    240 should be good enough for your CPU, but if your case can accommodate a 360 rad I would go with that, so it looks a lot cleaner. I am running a 360 for my 7820x 



    Basically there are two criteria I use when making a decision between 120mm-multiple rad setups and 140mm-multiple.

    1: Can your case fit 140mm fans?
    2: What's the price differential?  If the differential is anything less than about $30, I'll always recommend moving to the larger rad/fan solution.

    Because:
    A: It takes longer for the system to reach thermal equilibrium.
    B: The larger fans (SHOULD) run quieter while moving as much (or more) air.


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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/21 15:15:01 (permalink)
    Hoggle
    The software could use an update and I think EVGA needs to update the cable or offer a USB 3.0 header. Unfortunately the 2.0 header is harder to find on newer motherboards with the Z590 FTW build I just did I had to decide RGB lighting or the cooler for the one single USB 2.0 header.


    There's also adapters to be able to plug a 2.0 header device into a 3.0 header:

    https://www.amazon.com/Du...onverter/dp/B072ZV1566
     
    https://www.amazon.com/SIENOC-USB3-0-Female-Motherboard-Adapter/dp/B00O0JGPK6
     


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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/24 12:17:28 (permalink)
    How do the two compare amongst one another?
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    Re: EVGA aios any good? 2021/07/27 09:16:12 (permalink)
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    How do the two compare amongst one another?


    USB2 to USB3?

    Or the two adapter cables?


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