( 3.5 Average / 6 Ratings )
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A little louder than I had hoped. Very good build quality though and Aura sync works beautifully. Great cooler for the price.
Pros: It does the job mechanically
Cons: Although the connector physically works with the aRGB header, Its the only CM product I've seen that needs the controller for it to work. I like seeing the cooler turn orange when the build turns white.
The Tubes are very short and stiff, had to mount to the top of the case rather than perpendicularly to the motherboard like we originally planned
Also, the black logo plate doesn't want to clip onto the pump
This thing is beautiful first of all for an AIO cooler, the RGB effects coupled with ASUS Aura Sync is great. It has a premium quality appearance and is fairly quite under 100% fans, which is to be expected.
It's performance is superb in my opinion for being a mid sized solution. At idle my CPU sits at 30C and below on average, temps while under loads such as gaming and streaming are around 55-60C on average and under max load stress testing they peak at about 71C on average.
Installation was relatively simple for someone who has never built using any form of liquid cooling. Although the included directions are kind of terrible, however the images are enough for someone using common since to understand and use.
The only down side I see to this product is it's price, first you basically paying a premium for ARGB and appearance. So this is why I chose it, it was one of the few compatible with Aura Sync guaranteed, it was important to me to only deal with a single rgb environment and not several different required steps to sync it all together. That being said if you were budget minded there is a regular RGB version of this system for half the price and the same performance.
pain to work with.. RGB works well, but the software seems BAD. sync'ing with ASUS Aura was painful.
cooler(fans/radiator) works just ok for the i9 9900k
It does a reasonable job of keeping my CPU nice and cool. However, the RGB software is super painful to use.