What is an all-in-one liquid cooler?
These coolers offer the basic properties of liquid cooling but in a self-contained unit. A CPU/water block mounts to the CPU while a pair of pipes feed water to and from a radiator where the heat is drawn out from the liquid.
Which CPUs do liquid coolers support?
All of the coolers on test support all AMD Ryzen and Intel socket 1151 CPUs. They’re also compatible with all Intel 2066/2011 CPUs, but some wouldn’t be recommended for use with the most powerful processors in those lineups as they simply don’t have the cooling power.
Do they need filling?
These coolers ship prefilled and most are never meant to be refilled. However, some do include a means of emptying and refilling the coolers.
How much better are they?
For reference, we also tested our 1800X with AMD’s Wraith Max cooler and it hit 75°C in silent mode and 70°C in standard mode.