What is the best AiO water cooling kit? A very good question indeed! Luckily for us all, we’re taking a quick look at the range of AiO Water Cooling kits from Cooler Master, Corsair, EVGA, ASUS, Deepcool, Asus and NZXT available now at PB Tech.
A quick note for those who are new to AiO (All in One) Water Cooling and why we want it; having a water cooling kit fitted inside your Gaming PC can reduce noise & temperatures not only on the component it's directly fitted too, but also the overall system due to the way the kits flexible radiator placement lets you move the heat away from other components, also, the small form factor or AiO kits often allow for better airflow over the motherboard itself. Also worth mentioning, some of the kits look absolutely fantastic, but that's subjective so for now...
Let's kick back and CHILL :P
The current king of AiO Water Cooling kits, optimised for low noise and high performance while still being extremely easy to install with a 120mm radiator and compatibility with both the latest Intel and Ryzen sockets, and also older CPU socket types.
Installing is easy thanks to very smart design, small touches like the way in which Cooler Master made the bracket attachment screws come in from underneath so they hold in place while you secure them and the included RGB hub for users that don't have a dedicated RGB header on their motherboard put this kit ahead of the rest.
And speaking of RGB lighting features, it's also compatible with Asus AURA, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSi Mystic Light Sync and ASRock RGB LED making this kit pretty darn appealing for anyone that's working with multiple RGB components in their system. There is also a 240mm Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 available for those looking for a larger water cooling kit at a great price :)
With this in your system it's going to turn heads, this kit is so attractive to the eyes (and ears, it's super quiet) that your undoubtedly going to have trouble focusing on your screen :) Included are 2x 120MM MasterFan MF120R ARGB and that A indicates the addressable nature of the fans, allowing us to have true rainbow effects or solid colours. The tubing is both durable and flexible for the perfect positioning and for those who don't have the room for a full 240mm setup, you'll be happy to know that there is also an 120mm ML120R RGB available!
Both are packing an AM4 socket bracket within the box making is savvy for your next Ryzen build, and you're also good to use with new Coffee Lake Intel CPU which continue to work with the 1151 socket type.
Our favourite mid-range pick is this awesome kit form EVGA, providing users around the world with excellent value and performance. The specially designed fans deliver perfect cooling and minimal noise because of the creative form of its blades to deliver optimal cooling, while the unit’s housing is curved to lessen the noise it generates. This means you can enjoy your high-performance gaming for hours without having your ears overloaded with unwanted noises.
The 240mm kit is very easy to install and the RGB lighting can indicate when the PC temperature is getting hot or cool with colours, although we doubt the light will ever indicate hot! The most excellent feature of this unit has to be the novel EVGA flow control software that enables you to monitor and control the speed of the pump, fan speed/curve and the RGD LED. Want the same cooler but smaller? Check out the EVGA 120 All-in-one Water Cooling Kit at PB Tech today!
ASUS has brought us a beautiful piece of tech that will complete your high-end build and deliver the best thermal performance. The RYUJIN features two 120mm industrial-grade Noctua iPPC-2000 PWM fans that deliver high performance and low-noise at all times. The fans generate a speed of up to 2,000 RPM, but are still extremely efficient with a 29.7-db(A) acoustic footprint that is much quieter than competing fan coolers.
If the performance and specs aren’t enough for you, the RYUJIN is the world’s first AIO cooler to feature an embedded 1.77-inch LiveDash colour OLED that displays useful stats, such as temperatures, voltages, fan speeds and you can even customise it to play GIFs! The sleek Aura RGB lighting can be further enhanced with ASUS Aura Sync, which gives users the full control of harmonised lighting effects and lets you dial in the vibe you want quickly and easily. ROG RYUJIN is the ultimate cooling solution that exudes a vibrant glow at the heart of your build - just be super careful with that CPU Pump while installing, it's beautiful but extremely prone to scratches!
Corsair well and truly jumped into the premium addressable LED all-in-one water cooling game. Refining their already excellent coolers legacy with this new series of Platinum options that feature vivid RGB goodness. 16 individually controlled RGB LEDs light up the pump head to produce stunning, customisable lighting effects to match your build. Each fan is capable of running from 400 (oh so quiet) to 2,400 RPM (Seriously chilling) while in operation, and a thermally optimised cold plate and low-noise pump design for high performance, quiet cooling.
WOAH! We've hit 5 amazing Water Cooling Kits already... better cool off for now :P
These are just a small slice from our massive PC Component department though - check out the full range at PB Tech today!