Originally Posted by PP Mguire
Because they cool better? You know what compares against my H100i in terms of air performance? The Noctua DH14. That thing is a massive hunk of metal I absolutely would not want sitting in my case anymore. The last air cooler I used was a TRUE120 Black with dual Scythe Kaze Ultra fans and replaced it with an H50 back in 2009. I've never looked back since.
Smaller, less weight, better heat transfer, quieter (depending on fans and application), and the best part? Direct heat out of your case without dumping it in your case.
The only time I recommend air is when people have a cooling budget below 50 bucks. The best option then is the Hyper 212 EVO.
You can keep your water cooling, 2009 is the last you stopped using air ?
From that time line I've been on air cooling never had much of a problem.
Even with my old aero cool case side panel off 24/7 and one 120 fan going.
It wasn't even hard to keep my past intel chips and current amd chips cooled off.
I haven't shown you my new case yet have I ?
Like I mentioned room temps play into factor keep it mellowed out and you won't have an issue with air cooling.
I'll send you a pm directly and show it to you I don't feel like having another debate breakout over it.