56 months ago
On this forum, nearly every time someone says they are looking at an AIO, they'll say that they're looking at the H100i GTX or H110i GT or H100i or whatever, and tons of completed builds pop up each day with these coolers. Now, from an objective point of view they are inferior in every way to competing coolers (they are of lower quality, have high failure rates, are loud, and have performance that is mediocre at best). There was a time when they were the best available, but that is no longer the case. So why do people use them?
If you are someone who is new to this area and are considering one, please enlighten me because I'm genuinely interested in why people like them. Corsair's marketing doesn't seem to be any more aggressive than that of a competing brand, and plenty of other brands with the same brand-recognition and image of quality, such as NZXT and Cooler Master, sell better AIOs for the same price, so it doesn't seem like it's brand name alone that causes people to buy these units. So if you have an explanation, please leave it in the comments below.