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Top 10 Water Cooling Kits at PB Tech!

Posted in Articles on 16/11/2017 (updated on 20/6/2018)

Things are cooling down in NZ so today we’re taking a quick look at the best AiO Water Cooling kits from EKWB, Cooler Master, Corsair, Deepcool, ThermalTake and NZXT!

A quick note for those who are new to AiO (All in One) Water Cooling and why we want it; having a watercooling kit fitted inside your Gaming PC can reduce noise & temperatures not only on the component it's directly fitted too, but also the overall system due to the way the kits flexible radiator placement lets you move the heat away from other components, also, the small form factor or AiO kits often allow for better airflow over the motherboard itself. Also worth mentioning, some of the kits look absolutely fantastic, but that's subjective so for now...

Let's kick back and CHILL :P

Picture of Cooler Master ML120 RGB 120mm Water Cooling Kit at PB Tech

The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120 is the current king of AiO Water Cooling kits, optimised for low noise and high performance while still being extremely easy to install with a 120mm radiator and compatibility with both the latest Intel and Ryzen sockets, and also older CPU socket types.

Installing is easy thanks to very smart design, small touches like the way in which Cooler Master made the bracket attachment screws come in from underneath so they hold in place while you secure them and the included RGB hub for users that don't have a dedicated RGB header on their motherboard put this kit ahead of the rest. 

And speaking of RGB lighting features, it's also compatible with Asus AURA, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSi Mystic Light Sync and ASRock RGB LED making this kit pretty darn appealing for anyone that's working with multiple RGB components in their system.

Picture of Cooler Master ML240R RGB Water Cooling Kit at PB Tech

With the new Cooler Master ML240R Watercooling in your system it's going to turn heads, this kit is so attractive to the eyes (and ears, it's super quiet) that your undoubtedly going to have trouble focusing on your screen :) Included are 2x 120MM MasterFan MF120R ARGB and that A indicates the addressable nature of the fans, allowing us to have true rainbow effects or solid colours. The tubing is both durable and flexible for the perfect positioning and for those who don't have the room for a full 240mm setup, you'll be happy to know that there is also an 120mm ML120R RGB available!

Both are packing an AM4 socket bracket within the box making is savvy for your next Ryzen build, and you're also good to use with new Coffee Lake Intel CPU which continue to work with the 1151 socket type.

Picture of NZXT Kraken X42 at PB Tech

The popular NZXT Kraken X42 features one of the most eye-catching CPU block/pump combos in all-in-one liquid coolers. It's extremely quiet and backed by an industry-leading 6-year warranty which is nice, the infinity mirror design is fitted with some impressive multizone RGB lighting which you control with NZXT's own CAM software package, though CAM's software interface you'll also be able to fine-tune settings to ensure an optimal performance, even in the most intense gaming sessions.

This range finds itself in an interesting spot with some of the NZ stock for the product pre-dating the Ryzen platform and others including the AM4 bracket, check the box when purchasing to be sure but if you do find yourself in need of the bracket after the fact those fine folks at NZXT have got us covered, just submit a support ticket with the AM4 Bracket subject option and they'll send one out to you, they'll even cover the shipping costs :) Great stuff NZXT!

Picture of Seidon 120mm Water Cooling Kit at PB Tech

The Cooler Master Seidon 120V Plus is a surprisingly affordable option, while still providing excellent cooling performance and some pretty lighting in a beautiful blue LED thanks to the included JetFlo 120mm fan. That JetFlo fan deserves special mention for both its ability to move air through the radiator, and remain pretty quiet while doing it!

Even though this kit pre-dates Ryzen the team at Cooler Master have provided AM4 brackets ahead of time, and these can be picked up from any PB Tech branch at the time of purchase :)

Picture of Captain RGB 120mm Water Cooling kit at PB Tech

The Deepcool Captain 120 EX RGB now integrates the latest RGB variable lighting system on both the CPU block/pump and also an included 30cm RGB LED strip for a brilliant visual experience.

Like the Cooler Master kit above those clever chaps at Deepcool have worked with Asus, Gigabyte, MSi and ASRock and this kit will work with all of their software packages for the best compatibility but they've gone even further with an included wired controller as well if software control isn't your thing :P The aesthetics of a Deepcool Captain Cooler are quite unique, sort of a hybrid between regular AiO solutions and the highest end custom liquid cooling setups making it look utterly amazing while still being a blissfully maintenance-free experience.

Just in case you were wondering, this latest kit is ready for anything with compatibility with the latest Ryzen and Intel sockets right out of the box!

Picture of MasterLiquid Pro 140mm Water Cooling kit at PB Tech

The Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 is super cool and quiet, the kit is unique in a couple of ways too - though the radiator is 140mm the fans that connect to it are actually 120mm making it easier to fit than most coolers of the this size, it also includes not one, but TWO fans with the kit allowing us to set this one up in an ultra cool push-pull configuration right out of the box.

The CPU block/pump combo on the MasterLiquid Pro 140 is quite a bit larger than most because Cooler Master stacked an extra chamber on top and engineered it so that cold stuff can go in, but hot stuff can't go back up.

By using technology from top-end DIY liquid cooling kits to create a powerful pump that sprays liquid directly at the center of the water block solving the issue of slow flow and allowing for more ultra-fine fins on the copper base, creating more surface area from which the coolant can take away heat. Yep, this cooler is crazy cool, and again, Cooler Master has provided AM4 Ryzen savvy brackets ahead of time which can be grabbed at the time of purchase.

Picture of Captain 240mm white water cooling kit at PB Tech

The Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 240mm Water Cooling Kit is quite unique in the way that it's white, one of the few options available for those going for that killler Storm Trooper themed PC. Looks wise it comes off well with the contrasting black tubing and fan blades seemingly making that white colouring POP even more. Styled with that signature Deepcool steampunk appearance, the almost custom visible liquid flow tube and a subtle white LED light on the CPU block/pump combo this is one fine looking option for sure, though it does pre-date Ryzen grab a Deepcool compatible AM4 bracket on this one, on the Intel side however - we're still looking good!

ThermalTake Floe RGB 280mm Water Cooling Kit at PB Tech

The ThermalTake Floe Riing 280mm RGB takes its name from the two included ThermalTake Riiing RGB fans. A self-contained fan controller can switch between 5 LED modes including solid colors of red, blue, white, green or disable and cycle through 256 colors.

Play/Pause functions allow users to cycle colours (colour remains unchanged even after the PC has been turned off or rebooted) with speed control options reduce noise even more all from your fingertips.

Ready for anything this ThermalTake kit includes brackets for the latest AMD AM4 and Intel 1151 sockets, and this latest version adds even more great colours with a fancy new CPU block as well!

Picture of ML240 RGB Water Cooling at PB Tech

How do you make our top-rated Water Cooling Kit even cooler? Well, ya make it bigger! The Cooler Master ML240 RGB kit does just that with its large 240mm radiator and twin 120mm RGB fans to fit it out with.

The perfect all-in-one liquid cooling kit for a high-end system and once it's installed, the MasterLiquid ML240L RGB requires zero maintenance for optimal silence performance.

Picture of Storm Captain RGB 240mm Water Cooling Kit at PB Tech

With all the key features from the previous CAPTAIN version, this larger kit features the same steam punk appearance, built with visible liquid flow and LED lighting. In addition, CAPTAIN EX RGB 240mm gives us a larger radiator with upgraded rubber for anti-vibration and a high-density water micro-channel with twin silent TF-120 double-blade fans, as well as updated tooling free installation solution that makes this kit a solid option for larger systems.

WOAH! We've hit 10 amazing Water Cooling Kits already... better cool off for now :P 

But before we do there is one more kit that really deserves a mention, this EKWB EK-KIT S120 bridges the gap between all-in-one kits and custom liquid cooling, though it’s certainly a lot more complicated to install and does require you to manually add the water inside this is part of what makes it so awesome. The kit contains all the fittings and chemicals needed for an awesome custom loop, the Water pump/reservoir unit is separate from the CPU block which makes for some very eye-catching setups and best of all - this is the ultimate starting point for those wanting to go full custom in the future - just don't forget to stop off at your local supermarket and grab some demineralised water for it!

These are just a small slice from our massive PC component range here at PB Tech New Zealand, check out the full range in-store or online at PB Tech today!

All in PC Water Cooling at PB Tech

 PB Part No.    Product Name   Available Stock Price
Part #: WTRCLM5120
MPN: MLW-D12M-A20PC-R1
Radiator Size: 120mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 10 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
PB TECH: 20+
SUPPLIER: 0
$99 00 $99.00  +GST $113 85 $113.85  inc GST Pickup from 10 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
Part #: WTRNZX0052
MPN: NZXT KRAKEN X52
Radiator Size: 240mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 8 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
PB TECH: 20+
SUPPLIER: 0
$242 60 $242.60  +GST $278 99 $278.99  inc GST Pickup from 8 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
Part #: WTRCLM2212
MPN: RL-S12P-20PB-R1
Radiator Size: 120mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 1 store by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships on 24/08/2018
PB TECH: 3
SUPPLIER: 0
RRP: $85.88
RRP: $98.76
$69 00 $69.00  +GST $79 35 $79.35  inc GST
Pickup from 1 store by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships on 24/08/2018
Part #: FANCOR1003
MPN: CW-9060025-WW
Radiator Size: 240mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 7 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
PB TECH: 12
SUPPLIER: 20+
RRP: $229.99
RRP: $264.49
$173 04 $173.04  +GST $199 00 $199.00  inc GST
Pickup from 7 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
Part #: WTRNZX0062
MPN: NZXT Kraken X62
Radiator Size: 280mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 7 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
PB TECH: 20+
SUPPLIER: 0
$260 00 $260.00  +GST $299 00 $299.00  inc GST Pickup from 7 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
Part #: WTRCLM3120
MPN: MLY-D12X-A20MB-R1
Radiator Size: 120mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 9 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
PB TECH: 20+
SUPPLIER: 0
RRP: $150.55
RRP: $173.13
$109 00 $109.00  +GST $125 35 $125.35  inc GST
Pickup from 9 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120R All in One Watercooling with Addressable RGB 120MM  fan - Performance 120mm radiator MAX TDP 200W Support Intel LGA 2066 / 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775   AMD Socket FM1 / AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 /
STAFF PICK
PB TECH: 20+
SUPPLIER: 0
RRP: $166.37
RRP: $191.33
$135 00 $135.00  +GST $155 25 $155.25  inc GST
Pickup from 10 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
Part #: FANCOR0550
MPN: CW-9060010-WW
Radiator Size: 120mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 6 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships on 24/08/2018
PB TECH: 11
SUPPLIER: 0
RRP: $119.99
RRP: $137.99
$86 08 $86.08  +GST $98 99 $98.99  inc GST
Pickup from 6 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships on 24/08/2018
Part #: WTRNZX0022
MPN: NZXT Kraken M22
Radiator Size: 120mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup from 7 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
PB TECH: 15
SUPPLIER: 0
$155 65 $155.65  +GST $179 00 $179.00  inc GST Pickup from 7 stores by 1:00pm tomorrow Ships tomorrow
Part #: FANTHM0031
MPN: CL-W158-PL12SW-A
Radiator Size: 360mm
Product Type: Water Cooling Kit
Pickup on 24/08/2018 Ships tomorrow
PB TECH: 1
SUPPLIER: 0
RRP: $522.90
RRP: $601.34
$329 56 $329.56  +GST $378 99 $378.99  inc GST
Pickup on 24/08/2018 Ships tomorrow
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