You guys were right. The AIO died. ☠

2021 9 مارس
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You guys were right. The AIO died. ☠
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Today I am troubleshooting my friend Chad's PC that I built just 3 months ago. I was pretty sure the AIO CPU cooler failed, like you guys warned me it would...
Original Build - The Chad PC:
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6c/12t CPU -​
GIGABYTE B550i Aorus Pro AX Mini-ITX Motherboard -​
Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Case -​
Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3600 RAM -​
Corsair SF750 750W SFX 80+ Platinum Modular Power Supply -​
WD Black 1TB SN750 NVMe M.2 SSD Gen3 PCIe -​
Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD -​
NEW Air Cooler - Noctua NH-L12S -
0:00 Intro - a confession
0:53 Recap - Chad’s PC and AIO positioning
2:37 What I think the problem is
4:41 Test boot and diagnosis
6:49 Removing the AIO CPU Cooler
7:18 The ONLY way the Noctua NH-L12S will fit
9:56 Installing the Air Cooler, Test Boot
10:53 Fixing the fan curve and game testing
11:42 Closing thoughts
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  • corsair Aio is crap! since 4ever! be quiet Aio‘s and Topflow cooler are freaking awsome 😍

    Tobias ITTobias ITپیش 3 روز
  • I really like your build montage music

    Chris TerryChris Terryپیش 4 روز
  • That pump block being higher than the whole radiator = bubbles in the impellor pump which = dead pump.

    Brian MyersBrian Myersپیش 7 روز
  • I have that noctua cooler, unfortunately, it is loud as fuck... not really their fault it is just physics wins at that size, however I was able to fit a NH-9US instead and it is a night and day difference in performance and noise.

    ogarza3ogarza3پیش 8 روز
  • res/pump could fix it

    tim nestim nesپیش 9 روز
  • Why do people even want those mini-cases/PC that are always a pain in the ass to cool, a pain in the ass to upgrade and build because everything so freakin tiny... Plus it ain't like you gonna be able to hide it in a drawer or something, it still gonna be standing there on your desk like a regular rig, so why even bother ??

    Blafard666Blafard666پیش 12 روز
  • I built a PC using this case but used the be quiet! pure loop 120 liquid cpu cooler, took awhile to fit though!

    AlexAlexپیش 16 روز
  • I would like to suggest that you inform people at the beginning if your videos that these are not "How to" videos but more for "entertainment purposes only." If you mounted your AIO that high above the reservoir then you are not a PC builder; you are a hobbyist. There's nothing wrong with that as long as you let people know so that they don't think that this is the way you do things when building a PC.

    High Desert GardenHigh Desert Gardenپیش 17 روز
  • This is why I avoid liquid coolers.

    Chrono GamerChrono Gamerپیش 17 روز
  • Not your fault ,the case just sucks.

    John ConstantineJohn Constantineپیش 19 روز
  • de cooler is ded

    G ChannelG Channelپیش 19 روز
  • Seems like the tubes could have been fine if you could verify the outgoing tube and make sure that was notably higher than the pump, could have trapped the bubbles there.

    PlasmabuttPlasmabuttپیش 20 روز
  • Pump allways dies in these stupid pieces-of shit! Beware guys!

    Walther PenneWalther Penneپیش 20 روز
  • just turn it upside down. Duhh

    JGrayBKKJGrayBKKپیش 20 روز
  • I personally would've went with the Scythe Big Shuriken cooler. I think it will fit better in terms of size and appearance. There is also very little difference in cooling and noise performance compared to the Noctua cooler.

  • Kind of funny how this video gets recommended to me while I have exact same AIO cooler that just died on me today smh

    legendary samurailegendary samuraiپیش 21 روز
  • Could have spent 10 mins to spray paint the fan black, if you couldn't find an RGB one of the appropriate thickness

    Mark SchonsMark Schonsپیش 23 روز
  • Just a quick question!!! Hi!!! Hopefully this is a small problem...I'm building daughter machine with the Phanteks Glacier D140 Distro plate and with the Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING Mb only has RGB 4 pin HEADERS. The Phanteks Glacier D140 Distro plate has three pin Digital headers that wont connect to this motherboard for our new build . Is there a another accessory i need to purchase from frozen pc to get the phantech d140 to work converter box or controller box I need.. Or is there something else i can buy from best buy or a local puter store to fix this so i can get her machine up and running with the phantech d140 lit up :) This would really help us out alot... thanks D.

    D TD Tپیش 25 روز
  • That fan color though... :(

    Tibor OraveczTibor Oraveczپیش 28 روز
  • My ML120 in Phanteks Shift Air died after 1 month, literally 88C during idle

    GvnadyGvnadyپیش ماه
  • Noctua needs more black Chromax products. NH U12A !!!!

    UnknownUserUnknownUserپیش ماه
  • The pump might not have been bad I would of checked kinked toobs it looked like one was getting cut in half by the psu. How would I think this because I just built a mini itx pc with the CM NR200 with a 240 soon and ran into the same problem bought a new aio still same problem then realized the Toobs were a bit to bent. So I moved things around and gave them more room to lay naturally than bam it all runs perfectly cool and quite now. Honestly I would have just switched to air cooling also aslong as it took me to troubleshoot I'm done with aio in small forms for a bit after this one.

    Kahl DragonbornKahl Dragonbornپیش ماه
  • More proof that water-cooling is not worth messing with.

    Grant HarlorGrant Harlorپیش ماه
  • Do AiO setups have enough sensors and trend analysis so that like HDD SMARTadiags they can warn you of impending failing or fail components via active alarms instead of just letting your systems cook?

    lohphatlohphatپیش ماه
  • How come the PSU fan wasn't spinning during the test boot?

    Adam LovinusAdam Lovinusپیش ماه
  • U put heatsink on bottom....

    Master WuMaster Wuپیش ماه
  • Should've gone Noctua, I switched from AIO to Noctua a long time ago.

    carlos munizcarlos munizپیش ماه
  • follow up . chop tubes, remove the little plate and propeller in the pump block, re tube with a new pump and win

    53nd nud35553nd nud355پیش ماه
  • You installed the cpu cooler wrong

    LupehLupehپیش ماه
  • I can't believe Chad gave you his login info for his toon. Said the guy that gave his FFXI login info to like 7 people back in the day. Before 2FA.

    Dave ReevesDave Reevesپیش ماه
  • Hyper 212 gang laugh at your AIO issues.

    MercstarMercstarپیش ماه
  • Have a 5800X with AIO that reaches CPU temp of 85 c. Can prolonged use at these temps cause damage to an AIO?

    Robert GreenRobert Greenپیش ماه
  • wtf corsar !!!

    Clau GM CMG AND PC STUF !!!Clau GM CMG AND PC STUF !!!پیش ماه
  • that aio is why i no longer buy corsair

    Tom BridgeTom Bridgeپیش ماه
  • be quiets AIO would work as well since the pump is in the hose about an inch in front of the rad

    grey foxgrey foxپیش ماه
  • The quick fix, before it broke, would have been to turn the case upside down.

    Derek StinsonDerek Stinsonپیش ماه
  • Thank you.

    ZZstaffZZstaffپیش ماه
  • I had the same AIO h80i 120mm and its pump stopped working after 3 months mine was set up so the pump was at the lowest point so maybe a bad batch of Corsair pumps

    ReekyracerReekyracerپیش ماه
  • My friend who builds budget gaming pcs as a part-time job is considering stepping away from watercooled, because the pumps keep on dying and the machines keep coming back. Even when top-mounting the rad.

    gammaraidergammaraiderپیش ماه
  • Why would anyone want to use such a small case with zero air flow for building a gaming computer? It is even worse than Dell's infamous XPS 8940. :)

    Ban TrumpBan Trumpپیش ماه
  • Kinda sucks to be honest, this case is not even capable of holding a water cooler then even if it has a mounting location.

    YourMomGoogleYourMomGoogleپیش ماه
    • nevermind haha closing thoughts i get it

      YourMomGoogleYourMomGoogleپیش ماه
  • For some reason amazon frequently likes to just put a shipping label on my items and ship them. I've gotten items that most certainly should not have been visible to anyone(value wise) and I'm just lucky the amazon employees are honest enough to not take it directly and people walking down my street didn't notice it on the porch.

    YourMomGoogleYourMomGoogleپیش ماه
  • My Corsair H100 died 2 times, and the third time it was out of warranty, I got the H100i v2 back 2 times because they didn't had the H100 anymore but the last time like I said it was out of warranty. I got the Artic Freezer 2 now, hopefully it's better then Corsair AIO

    MichplayMichplayپیش ماه
  • This AIO is shit, I had it in a proper configuration and it leaked on me after couple months of use.

    Arek R.Arek R.پیش ماه
  • Chad is such a chad... kucheemonstr lol

    pr1muspr1musپیش ماه
  • Flip it upside down! And let it run!

    Clifton RogersClifton Rogersپیش ماه
  • So that's where all the 3080's are going! To the you-tubers. I can't watch a video without hearing about 10 of them from a tuber, yet I've been trying to get a FTW3 for over three months now and haven't even come close.

    MundoDragonMundoDragonپیش ماه
  • You mounted those heatpipes in the wrong direction:

    OutlawOutlawپیش ماه
  • chocoTaco needs a new streaming PC and it would be great if you built one for him! Hit him up!

    Custom Coin Rings USACustom Coin Rings USAپیش ماه
  • I would like to have seen what you changed the fan profile to? I am about to switch form an AIO 240 to a Noctua NH-D15 Cuz if my AIO leaked on my Strix OC 3090 I would be scared for life.

    Happy DogHappy Dogپیش ماه
  • Finally a video from someone not talking about a graphics card!

    clint Millerclint Millerپیش ماه
  • That build is a tight squeeze all around but, if it were me and I had your amount of PC hardware lying around I would've opted for lower profile non-RGB ram before altering that Noctua cooler :/

    k24skink24skinپیش ماه
  • This Noctua cooler is one ugly MF. It works though, so... good enough, I guess. Not sure how this Corsair AIO is made, but if there is a connector available to monitor pump RPM - might be a good idea to connect it to CPU_FAN header, this way motherboard will freak out when CPU_FAN is 0 RPM, and obviously, you could monitor its speed through bios or hwinfo64 (or any other monitoring tool) instead of guessing. Anyways, even though AIO installation was less than ideal with pump in the top - lifespan of 3 months is just laughable. Either Corsair makes crappiest coolers, or there was some other reason for this failure...

    Александр ГолофеевАлександр Голофеевپیش ماه
  • Isn't there a way to drain the air from the AIO? A valve you can press on to to open? I never used nor desired water cooling for this and other reasons...

    Julius FučíkJulius Fučíkپیش ماه
  • Hi paul can build my pc ?? , i lve in africa , i will pay you 🙈

    Mohd EMohd Eپیش ماه
  • Be quiet crappy AIO could work when pump is near the rad.

    Marti77eMarti77eپیش ماه
  • I was curious to see if you just turn around the pump block 180 degrees (with the tubes down) so the highest point would be somewhere on the upper size of the pump block, maybe it would of been fixed? But yeah, air coolers never fail no matter how they sit, :-)

    undefinedundefinedپیش ماه
  • 12:03 - No, this wasn't the fault of any of the components. You installed the AIO poorly and it broke just like people warned you it would. 100% builder error here.

    sbowesuksbowesukپیش ماه
  • Great info but I have to say that the fan colors of the air cooler are hideous I wish if they had more normal colors like black or white all in all great video 👍

    Ziad HeshamZiad Heshamپیش ماه
  • Great. just burp the aio by turning it upside-down. that is what we do for heating a house closed loop system or refrigerator. add a burping container above to collect air and fill.

    phil hackerphil hackerپیش ماه
  • just use the stock cooler, they work fine

    shaban alishaban aliپیش ماه
  • How about using the system as is, but in the horizontal?

    Hugo PintoHugo Pintoپیش ماه
  • "Your theory"? It was everyone's theory it would fail and overheat when you originally built this. It was obvious it was going to die and there was no reason at all to overheat this system again just for a video... SMH

    CAG HCAG Hپیش ماه
  • Every CPU cooler Company: Let's make it RGB so it'll look badass and suitable for every build. Noctua: let's make it*t brown to be exact.

    James EstrellaJames Estrellaپیش ماه
  • Has the same aio broke within a month couldnt figure out why my pc wouldnt turn on could get to boot sometimes then sometimes not found out the pump broke and was overheating my cpu

    Brandon ParkinsonBrandon Parkinsonپیش ماه
  • i dont follow orders i buy cheap aios never had any issues since 2010.i just replace them every 3 years or so.maybe i have a aio fairy watching over me i dunno.i been screwed by corsair never again

    John HansonJohn Hansonپیش ماه
  • that's weird your aio went out i bought a cheap zoom flow from Newegg over 2 years ago and sitting same way still runs at 25c idling one of my cores right now is 21 typing on youtube ..45c gaming on a 9900k no troubles yet,240 one and i run it hard no changes yet.I don't trust corsair i have bought 3 high end keyboards from them and they all dyed like a few days after warranty ended. They wouldn't stand behind them.

    John HansonJohn Hansonپیش ماه
  • why didn't you just use the system upside down?

  • When I was building with this cooler, I read that this orientation of heat pipes, like an upside-down 'U', can cause higher temps by like 6-7 degrees. The water inside can't move from the cold side to hot side as easily.

    SockMonkey1128SockMonkey1128پیش ماه
    • It's true, I had a similar thermalright heatsink that showed a 3°-5° difference depending on pipe orientation. Unfortunately, Paul didn't have much choice here because it would only fit the one way.

      J ThomasJ Thomasپیش ماه
  • Why did u not add a extra fan where the radiator was?

    CibelalCibelalپیش ماه
  • They have some AIO's with the pumps in the rads or on the lines themselves that would have worked in this build.

    Dustin HammondDustin Hammondپیش ماه
  • I love my noctua NH S15

    Gonzalo Jose Montiel PerezGonzalo Jose Montiel Perezپیش ماه
  • Trfc is 990. That's like atrocious as buildzoid would have put it.

    Ahmet Refik EryilmazAhmet Refik Eryilmazپیش ماه
  • My Corsair H55 is 8 years old now. Spent its entire life with the pump mounted above the rad. Still running strong.

    G3tR34alzG3tR34alzپیش ماه
  • at least the case didn't erupt in flames...

    phantommaggotxxxphantommaggotxxxپیش ماه
  • The pump lasted 3 months? I'd say defective. Theres a reason I outright refuse to use corsair anything. It's all overpriced crap. But that's just my opinion.

    EvilKabukiEvilKabukiپیش ماه
  • This is very weird since the curve of the tube is above the block. Air bubbles should be there, not in the block, except if the amount of air inside filled all that space.

    Theles SilveiraTheles Silveiraپیش ماه
  • Another video that shows air cooling is better then water cooling

    systim30systim30پیش ماه
  • Chad has a character named "CoochieMonster" , because of course he does 🙄😂

    Ken KorteKen Korteپیش ماه
  • My wow character names are fluffythunder, tadphlascid, msmanager and deathtofurries (vulperian deathknight)

    ShaneShaneپیش ماه
  • I had my first aio rip is impeller apart so i feel ya

    Riku_DarkWielderRiku_DarkWielderپیش ماه
  • Is big oof relevant?

    Justin BouchardJustin Bouchardپیش ماه
  • That was a really convoluted way to say I'm going to orientate it this way lol

    DaBFGDaBFGپیش ماه
  • My h115i died aswell but, after almost 2 and a half years(had the pump in the middle of the rad so no problems there.. it just died). As it offers 5 years warranty I contacted Corsair and they opend up a RMA. Had to ship the AIO at my won expense. Received new AIO, the h115i pro rgb and sold it. Bought an air cooler :)

    KorahKorahپیش ماه
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX all day!

    masterdftwmasterdftwپیش ماه
  • Why can't you just flip the PC upside down?

    Sherikan NiyazievSherikan Niyazievپیش ماه
  • I don't trust AIO that much , air cooler are better and cheap

    jaanu2222jaanu2222پیش ماه
  • I never had a problem with AIO's but my pc is near an AC due to hot weather and nothing can compare when next to the AC, sorry fanboys I trust my experience.

    Curt MaxfieldCurt Maxfieldپیش ماه
  • No more AIO just because ONE AIO died ??? And what if your air cooler dies ? you'll blow on ?

    Eusèbe SchnocklezeuxEusèbe Schnocklezeuxپیش ماه
  • Wouldn't the NZXT Kraken M22, with it's pump-in-the-rad configuration, be a better fit here if you insisted on using an AIO?

    Jeremy ArchieJeremy Archieپیش ماه
  • The problem is build up over the center of the cpu block cooling fins blocking flow, you can disassemble it, clean the block with distilled water and a plastic brush/gentle plastic scraper and reassemble it with minimal coolant loss or top it up with distilled water and done. Copper will be discolored under normal use/age. FYI the seal only goes on one direction. Just did it to mine 1 week ago , it was a 10 minute fix. Unit is a 6 years old h100I v2 NOTE:: use a proper sized screw driver and apply plenty of force.

    PunisherGuy2099PunisherGuy2099پیش ماه
  • I would use the barrow pump/res/cpu block combo to eliminate the air bubbles

    Krisztian PapKrisztian Papپیش ماه
  • Hey, Paul, I have a situation where my Aorus B550 pro ac light does not turn on, that strip by the VRM, can you help? I only got it 3 weeks

    Sterlin BaileySterlin Baileyپیش ماه
  • Great video. You built a rig, knew that things may not be the best. Get the rma from your friend, own it, show it to everybody, fix it. 10\10 would bang. Youre a standup guy.

    Ty SummersettTy Summersettپیش ماه
  • Would an nzxt aio with the pump in with the radiator fins cause the same issue or no? Technically the pump is below the block, but the air would likely still pool in the cpu block, so idk.

    ZanithosZanithosپیش ماه
  • be quiet! PURE LOOP 120mm would have been the proper route to go

    Piotr MadejPiotr Madejپیش ماه
  • Please consider posting your videos on Odysee in edition to IRworld. =)

    Reed's RedactionsReed's Redactionsپیش ماه
  • Paul, most likely failed due to rad being at the bottom of the case, there was probably air bubble in the pump section

    Short RoundShort Roundپیش ماه
  • Honestly? On the 5600 X the Wraith would have been fine

    Andi KAndi Kپیش ماه
  • Teach Chad what hwmonitor is, not hard to keep an eye on your temps.

    Jeff SmithJeff Smithپیش ماه