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120 mm liquid cooling system

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#1 Magnarider


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:03 PM

I want to liquid cool my cpu. I dont have room for a 240mm system so I will have to settle for a 120mm. I have 2 favorite options but I am open to suggestions. Here are my 2 favorite ones. Which do you think is best or do you have another suggestion that is not one of these 2






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Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:44 AM

If an 120mm AIO is your only option than I'd choose the Corsair.

They do make external mounts for rads which works well too http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g59/XSPC_Products.html

They do cost a little more but leave room to expand the system if you ever wish to put a GPU under water for example. IMHO this is the way to go.


The I7 does produce some heat and I'm not sure the 120mm will meet your needs as I'm an AMD guy.

I do know they run hotter than AMD and on my system (FX9590 @5117MHz) I run a RX360 and a XSPC 140mm rads to keep temps in check.

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