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Looking at some AiO coolers to replace my airtower

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May 14, 2015
I'm using a pretty run of the mill average air tower, Zalman CNPS9900 MAX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835118075 which runs on par or similar to Noctua D14. Not exactly sure but it's not the greatest but it's better than the lower end of the spectrum.

However I got a Fury X which has an AiO on it and the cooling preformance is pretty nice, so I want to grab an AiO for my CPU, i7 5820K @4.2ghz, 1.3 volts.

I'm looking specifically at dual fan rads but I unfortunately have a limited budget.

Max of 110$ including shipping/taxes.

Right now I've picked out 5 that sit in that range, and want some opinions on them if that's alright.

DeepCool gamerstorm capt 240EX 90$ atm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856078

Enermax Liqmax 240 II 83$ atm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214061

Silverstone Tundra TD02-E 90$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220079

Corsair hydro H100 V2 102$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181103

Corsiar hydro H105 104$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181060

The final option/idea is stick with the Zalman CNPS 9900 MAX and Mod it with a noctua 140mm 3000RPM PMW fan, 27$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9PV3Y64442&cm_re=noctua-_-35-608-048-_-Product

I'm not too concerned with noise, I'm partially deaf.

Can't really spend more than this, and I'm not too sold on liquid cooling for my CPU right now as it is.
Sign up for an Amazon Prime free trial and get free shipping. I'm using a Deepcool Captain 360 and see no change in temps with a 6700k at 4400 MHz with mid/low 20sC right now. I also have a Corsair h100i on a FX 6350 at 4400 MHz with zero temp issues. I have had Zalman air coolers and don't care for them.




I'm running a corsair h110i GTX (280mm) on my 5820 K. Cools well.

I did replace the stock fans as they were too noisy for me.

Using a H240X, with an extra 280 and an extra 140, with a GPU block.

Running 4.8GHz/1.32v, staying in the 70's degrees with Realbench.

I think it is on sale for $130. Throw an extra $20, it's worth it...

Edit: I added the extra rads because of the GPU block. The stock 280 does a perfect job!
I did replace the stock fans as they were too noisy for me.

Yeah, Corsair seems to want you to know those fans are on. I tried lowering the speed on mine with Corsair's utility but the temps seem to rise at an equal rate to the decibels/RPM falling. They aren't bad in the current case, but they sounded like an airport in the crappy case I had it in before. It kept the chip cool, though. I maxed the voltage on the chip and had ne temp issues. Ran out of CPU before I ran out of cooling. LOL