- 58 months ago
This is my first post here and I came here to ask for some advice related to AIO liquid coolers. Firstly my biggest problem is that I'm from India and here not many options are available, so making a choice is very hard for me since I don't like my options.
Now the rig I'm building has the following components:
-MOBO : MSI X99A Gaming 7 USB 3.1 (Not bought yet since it's out of stock but I have booked it)
-CPU : i7 5820K. Already ordered.
-GPU : MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Twin Frozr V (most expensive component and I hope it's well worth it) (Ordered and will arrive in 3 weeks)
-Monitor : BenQ 24' XL2420Z (Ordered)
-RAM : Corsair Vengeance 16 GB kit@2666 MHz (Will buy once I order my MOBO)
-Cabinet : NZXT Phantom 820 (Ordered)
So as you can see my Case Cabinet is NZXT Phantom 820 which is a full tower and supposedly has no problem in mounting 280mm liquid coolers in top configuration.
Only thing I loved was NZXT Kraken X61 which has been discontinued in India and not available anywhere.
So, I have come here so that you guys can advice me and help me find something in 280mm.
Lastly, I have also sadly maxed my budget. Mind you, I have paid very high prices since electronics is expensive in comparison to US\UK as Indian Authorities apply a lot of custom duties and tax on products. Then the retailers here also price it ridiculously as higher end machines are not common to be sold that much and they try to suck more money out of PC Enthusiasts, who will not settle for anything less.
Available options for me are:
-Cooler Master Nepton 280 L
-Cooler Hydro H105
I'm not sure about all these. H105 seems pretty solid but has no extra features like hue lighting PWM etc I think but from the reviews it seems it's a very good performer and is also very convenient for my wallet.
Besides this, if I import the NZXT Kraken X61 from USA then it costs me around 238 $ and I think this is not worth it then.
Any help to make up my mind regarding CPU cooler would be appreciated.
PS: Don't recommend me Noctua. I know it's a great air cooler but I'm not interested in Air coolers and I find Noctua very ugly and bulky. I bought a side panel chassis for a reason. :p