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    Corsair launches the iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Cooler Series

    And it introduces a high performance air cooler called the Corsair A500 Dual Fan CPU Cooler.
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    Re: Corsair launches the iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Cooler Series

    I like the aesthetics of the A500 and the fact that it comes with ML120s.
    If it performs good enough, it might be a serious competitor to Noctua...
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    Re: Corsair launches the iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Cooler Series

    Noctua already has serious competitors since long ago. One more won't make any difference to their pricing. Just more choice I guess.

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    Re: Corsair launches the iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Cooler Series

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSWiS View Post
    Noctua already has serious competitors since long ago. One more won't make any difference to their pricing. Just more choice I guess.
    There have been a few that have come close, but none I am aware of that have done it quite as well (let alone better than) Noctua's NH-D series coolers. There's always at least one aspect where the competition has fallen short, be it performance, price, noise, or something else.

    If I ever go back to air, I might well consider this one.
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    Re: Corsair launches the iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Cooler Series

    "Up to 10C cooler than stock" (!)

    This coming down at £90 when the topend air coolers generally sell for 70-80 is a bit much, and that 2400rpm rating on the fans makes me think this isn't going to compete with the establishment at a given noise level.

    The Noctua and Be Quiet! flagships end up broadly in line from what I've seen; I don't think Noctua has any lead to speak of these days.

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    Re: Corsair launches the iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Cooler Series

    Quote Originally Posted by edmundhonda View Post
    and that 2400rpm rating on the fans makes me think this isn't going to compete with the establishment at a given noise level.
    RPM has nothing to do with noise levels, though. It's about how much noise the airflow makes going through your rads and grilles and meshes, most of which is down to how the fan blades direct the air. The wider the 'cone' the more likely you are to get turbulence and thus more noise.

    Ever since doing a build with nine ML120s in a Phanteks case, using low FPI rads, I've been sold on these fans.
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