Kaby Lake 7700K 5GHz AIO Cooler Mega Test

Introduction and Technical Specification

AIO Cooler Mega Test


If you're an OC3D frequent flyer you'll have noticed that we haven't done many AIO cooler tests of late.  The reason for this is simple.  We've been amassing as many AIOs as we could, and with that done, we've been waiting for the new Kaby Lake architecture to be released.  with everything in place it was time to hit the torture tests.

In Total we'll be looking at 17 coolers from 7 manufacturers, namely, and in no particular order Corsair, CoolerMaster, Cryorig, Akasa, bequiet, Silverstone and Alphacool.  Not only will we be testing the coolers with the fans as they come supplied, we'll also be testing them with EK Vardar fans, the idea of this being to provide a uniform airflow at a specified fan speed in order that we can level the playing field and see how much of a systems performance is due to the fan speed of the supplied fans, and how much is down to the radiator and inherent system itself. 

We'll also be conducting noise measurement tests of the stock fans at full 12v maximum rpm so that we can get a more objective measurement of the noise output.  


Technical Specification

CaseCoolerMaster MasterCase Pro5
MotherboardASUS Maximus Ranger VIII
CPUIntel Kaby Lake i7 7700K
GPUASUS Strix R9380 4GB
RAM8GB Corsair DDR4 2400MHz
PSUCoolerMaster V650

Front:  3xCoolerMaster JetFlo 120

Rear:   1xCoolerMaster JetFlo 120



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Most Recent Comments

03-01-2017, 13:38:46

No Kraken X62 ?Quote

03-01-2017, 13:40:15

Originally Posted by euphoriatle View Post
No Kraken X62 ?
Not in this round up no. NZXT failed a bit.Quote

03-01-2017, 13:47:59

No probs just curious how the 'pretty' pump compared on the kaby 5ghz lolQuote

03-01-2017, 13:53:43

No enermax?Quote

03-01-2017, 18:48:08

Amazing amount of in depth analysis and explanation fellows, as always, thank you for not only presenting detailed and thorough information but explaining the points you make and why certain aspects/elements are more effective.

Great to see Cryorig putting up great figures. Seems like all of their offerings are at least solid, if not phenomenal, especially for the value.Quote

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