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Corsair H60 inquires

Hello, so i would like to ask a few questions about the h60, is it worth the extra money to get AIO cooling? (I'm getting a 7600k) is the liquid likely to evaporate over the next few years? And where is the best place to mount the h60 (I'm getting a phanteks 400s so top mounting is not recommended/possible. Thanks,
Tom
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    Single slot AIOs are meant for ITX builds where there's not enough CPU cooler clearance for proper CPU cooler. But for PC cases where you have enough CPU cooler clearance, most air coolers will outperform single slot AIOs. For AIOs to be effective, you're looking towards at least 240mm rad, preferably 280mm or 360mm rad.

    Phanteks P400S has CPU cooler clearance of 160mm and you can put any mid-sized CPU cooler into it, e.g Arctic Freezer i32 (150mm tall) that is also cooling my i5-6600K in my Skylake build with 2x Corsair ML120 Pro fans in push-pull configuration (full specs with pics in my sig).
    specs: https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/freezer-i32.html
    review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/arctic-freezer-i32-cooler,5004.html
    pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rz7CmG/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-acfre00004a

    You can also pick any other CPU air cooler from this list, just make sure the overall height is under 160mm,
    link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpu-coolers,4181.html
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  2. Aeacus said:
    Single slot AIOs are meant for ITX builds where there's not enough CPU cooler clearance for proper CPU cooler. But for PC cases where you have enough CPU cooler clearance, most air coolers will outperform single slot AIOs. For AIOs to be effective, you're looking towards at least 240mm rad, preferably 280mm or 360mm rad.

    Phanteks P400S has CPU cooler clearance of 160mm and you can put any mid-sized CPU cooler into it, e.g Arctic Freezer i32 (150mm tall) that is also cooling my i5-6600K in my Skylake build with 2x Corsair ML120 Pro fans in push-pull configuration (full specs with pics in my sig).
    specs: https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/freezer-i32.html
    review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/arctic-freezer-i32-cooler,5004.html
    pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rz7CmG/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-acfre00004a

    You can also pick any other CPU air cooler from this list, just make sure the overall height is under 160mm,
    link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpu-coolers,4181.html


    Ok thank you, so what do you think of the cryorig h7? because that was the alternative that I was looking at
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  3. Cryorig H7 has sleeve bearing fan and from here you can read the reason why i don't like sleeve bearing fans,
    link: http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/779-computer-case-fan-bearing-differences

    Arctic Freezer i32, in the other hand, comes with fluid dynamic bearing semi-passive fan. For me, the semi-passive fan didn't spin at all before my CPU reached 52°C.
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