Want to replace my 5yr old H80i... go back to air?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by xp3nd4bl3, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. xp3nd4bl3

    xp3nd4bl3 2[H]4U

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    I recently upgraded my 1080Ti FE to a 2080Ti FE. It's the first time I've had non-blower card in an ITX build and it's made my CPU fan get noticably louder under load. My H80i (original v1) is 5 years old now and I want to find something better. Enclosure won't allow for a 240 so I've got to go with another 120 AIO or go back to air. Have the 120 AIOs improved much in the last 5 years? I've always liked big fat noctua coolers but I've got the RGB thing going on and the AIO looks a lot better.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Set your fan curve on the AIO fan header? You probably have lots of temperature headroom to do so. I don’t think all in ones have improved that dramatically - nothing wrong with that h80 that a quieter fan or lower RPM fan speed wouldn’t fix.

    My buddy’s h60 is now 7 years old and still going strong.