Review: Aorus Liquid Cooler 360

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Gigabyte has unleashed a new Aorus cooler, this round with fully addressable aRGB, an and OLED enabled pump. That offers new bling options and really terrific looks. But is it all that it promises it ...

    Review: Aorus Liquid Cooler 360
     
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  2. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    another awesome review (still in the process of reading to be honest)
    - thanks for pointing out the cpu usage, see people it's not a "icue bad" Corsair only problem as I wrote already I also had 10% cpu usage from G.Skill rgb memory "audio visualize" option and on icue it's mostly due to the "full software control" of corsair rgb memory without that option enabled cpu usage is much lower
    - crazy that the H110 is stil among the best results, I don't get it and I have 4 AIOs at home (H110,H150i pro,h115 rgb platinum and a defunct thermaltake 360 riing floe)
    - too bad it's another asetek clone
    - the cpu temp on the motherboard or cpu block is something I didn't think would care about until I got it on my MSI Creator board (shows temp using bios code display) if you care about and tweak your cooling even if I have aida64 and other monitoring stuff, a quick glance instant info tells me if something weird is going on, like windows 10 updating itself when I'm doing measurements and benchmarking :p

    useful info for people interested in (other) AIOs
    H150i pro 360mm the pump is very silent, unless you have an open case you shouldn't hear it
    H115i the pump vibrates and make noticeably more high pitch noise (can be lessend by tweaking the fastening) cooling tough is nearly the same as H150i pro (it worked "ok" on amd 3960x(no oc) and 9900k(oc 5.1Ghz1.36v)
    thermalatake floe ring 360mm was even better especially at idle but also made pump noise, the software was awful (completely updated and remade since) something in the usb control failed, the pump was running and cooling fine but I couldn't control it anymore and the software instant froze win10
     
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  3. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    So Gigabyte is trying to do an ASUS with the pricing? Not good at all!
    And the stupid software "solution"? Ridiculous.
     
  4. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    fail

    Gigabyte, you're trying too hard, and overpricing Asetek with a worthless software suite while trying to get that ROG halo is just pathetic.

    i'm glad it works fine if you don't use the aRGB, but then you're paying even more for less
     

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    buhehe Master Guru

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    I constantly hear news of software flaws and dumb, unnecessary CPU-eating bloatware when it comes to Gigabyte.
    I'll keep staying very far away from their products.
     
  6. barbacot

    barbacot Master Guru

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    So... somebody managed to release a worst software solution than NZXT with their CAM???
    Now this is some achievement...:p

    The price is...well, it could be worst because NZXT for example is charging 280 bucks for their new 360mm AIO (z73) - close to open loop solutions price - with a comparable bad software so 199 is not "that" outrageous.
     
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    Sorry Gigabyte, you will see my $ once you loose the bird/hawk flexing muscle logo thing.
     
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    geogan Master Guru

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    Unfortunate to read this review - I was about to pay £230 for this today.

    Maybe the software isn't as bad as made out, but can't stand the spaghetti wiring mess - they need to come up with v2 of this that uses that system Jay2cents was raving about where the fans are all connected together and only one wire comes from them, then they need to route the wire down the water tube hidden back to pump.
     
  10. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    the arctic is a solid recommend from me to most of my family, esp as you can buy it already push/pull
     

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