...dual 140mm fans and a latest-generation Asetek pump combine to deliver the best out-the-box cooling performance from any all-in-one solution we've tested.
EVGA has expanded its portfolio with a pair of closed-loop-coolers designed to offer powerful liquid-cooling performance in a simple, easy-to-use package.
Both the CLC 120 (£90) and CLC 280 (£130) are now readily available, and given EVGA's attraction to power users, it is the latter that holds greater appeal. The large 280mm radiator, combined with dual 140mm fans and a latest-generation Asetek pump combine to deliver the best out-the-box cooling performance from any all-in-one solution we've tested.
Is this the go-to solution for enthusiasts, then? Perhaps, yet the CLC 280's cooling prowess does come with a caveat or two. Noise levels are noticeably higher than the competition and EVGA has left room for improvement in other key areas - the RGB lighting, for example, is likely to be obscured and the accompanying Flow Control software still needs work.
Bottom line: the CLC 280 offers excellent cooling potential but will need further refinement if it is to become a stand-out choice.
Excellent cooling performance
Noisy compared to the competition
RGB lights likely to obscured by tubing
No spare thermal paste
EVGA CLC 280
The EVGA CLC 280 all-in-one liquid cooler is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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