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AORUS WaterForce X280 AIO - Review [Surprisingly great cooler]

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This 280mm AIO is surprisingly good, no even better than that. Perhaps I had low expectations from it, but it proved me wrong and lived up to all my testing etc. Looks the part and is very well built. Pity about the price, but it is definitely one of the best 280mm AIO units on the market.
 

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Can't talk about the 280mm but I have the 360mm and performs far above expectations.
Cooling the 11600K on the asrock taichi board you reviewed a while back.
Now if only these coolers can support gifs in the near future!
 

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Can't talk about the 280mm but I have the 360mm and performs far above expectations.
Cooling the 11600K on the asrock taichi board you reviewed a while back.
Now if only these coolers can support gifs in the near future!
Nice man. I'm also quite surprised at how well built the unit is. Software sucks as usual, but outside of that I really like this cooler.
BTW is the 11600K overclocked or running at its factory settings?
 

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Nice man. I'm also quite surprised at how well built the unit is. Software sucks as usual, but outside of that I really like this cooler.
BTW is the 11600K overclocked or running at its factory settings?
Yes, agreed software isn't the best...
At the moment it's running at 5.0Ghz, the cooler keeps the temps in the low 70's on continuous full load with something like prime 95.
Would push for more but currently this is my work machine and don't want to fiddle too much.
 

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Yeah Aorus coolers are really really decent, not a fan of the Aorus Engine software but it works as I've run 360mm Aorus coolers on a number of builds that were highly overclocked with very decent thermals considering stock AIO. Their screens are a nice touch. Also the stock fans get super noisy at their higher rpms lol so would recommend something from a better fan manufacturer if you're looking at quieter or better looking ha ha.

Great review @Gouhan keep up the awesome work ;)
 

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