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    • Arthur
          • @bekopharm AIO is not maintenance free.So is air cooling. 😉
            But still, removing the dust every few months is not that hard.
            That’s why I didn’t bother with AIO. My fans are quiet enough.
            If I find the time for gaming, I’m wearing headphones so I don’t care about the noise (which btw isn’t that loud either).

          • @herrgnatz well, three years is a good time to clean the fans too :)A self built one doesn’t have this problem but I’ve really enough DIY going on in my life.ONE CPU fan can however not be that quiet compared to THREE. I’m really sensitive on this matter. Spending a huge part of my life next to this, don’t want to be annoyed from any noise.

          • @bekopharm I can relate to that. That’s why I built a very quiet rig myself and spent a lot of time with lm_sensors and fanspeed.I often heard that the benefit of AIO isn’t that great. And I also read many reports of failing units, especially those in your picture, which also put me off.Is it really that much better to take the risk?

          • @herrgnatz opinionated I guess.I especially don’t miss that huge tower of a heat pipe required using up so much space and making it hard to clean inside.Anyway, I took the time to record the maintenance (currently rendering) so you can see for yourself later :)(And hey, there are others _swearing_ on replacing the heat sink compound regularly anyway – for whatever reasons that may be good)

          • @bekopharm (And hey, there are others swearing on replacing the heat sink compound regularly anyway – for whatever reasons that may be good)Nope. That wouldn’t be for me. Every few years when I change the CPU is enough. 😁Well, I’m looking forward to your video.