[Question] AIO vs Custom Loop: Which Should I Go For?


Hello members,

Whats the most effective way to cool a CPU - AIO or Custom Loop water cooling?

And why is one better than the other?


  • Very easy to setup
  • Cheap
  • Usually impossible to maintain or expand

Custom Loop:-

  • Highly scalable (could feature as many parts as a AIO or be complex with cooling for multiple graphics cards)
  • Higher cooling potential
  • Higher quality components
  • Higher maintenance (This includes draining, flushing and refilling the system every 6 or 12 months)
  • High Cost
  • Aesthetics

In my opinion I think its best to get a high end AIO if you’re just doing CPU, the ones that are refillable.

If I’ve missed anything please add below