EVGA's new EVGA CLC 120 and 280 Liquid Coolers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 1, 2017 - 03:57 PM |
Tagged: water cooler, evga, clc 280, clc 120, all in one

EVGA have just released two new All in One coolers, or Closed Loop Coolers if you prefer.  As you would expect, the CLC 120 features a single 120mm fan on its radiator while the CLC 280 uses two 140mm fans to move heat out of your cooling system.  On both models you will find a new style of fan, with Teflon Nano Bearings and a curved housing which should increase airflow although it may also increase turbulence as the air can travel out the side; testing will determine the actual effect.

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Along with the announcement of these two coolers EVGA also hinted at the coming release of their new Flow Control Software.  This software will do more than simply monitor the temperature and speeds of the cooler and fan, it will allow you to create up to ten separate cooling profiles so you can switch modes depending on what you are doing. 

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As with most recent products, it has been infected with RGB features, though this particular strain of the disease can form a symbiotic relationship with certain NVIDIA GPUs from EVGA; allowing you to synchronize their colours and effects. 

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You can purchase these two coolers as of today, the CLC 120 has an MSRP of $89.99, $129.99 for the CLC 280 and both come with a free AM4 bracket for AMD users.

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Source: EVGA

February 1, 2017 | 04:47 PM - Posted by TheTolsonator

Very much interested in how it performs, especially with those fans...

February 1, 2017 | 04:55 PM - Posted by CNote

This would go well with my EVGA 980 ti and evga power supply.

February 1, 2017 | 05:46 PM - Posted by agello24 (not verified)

nice, but ill wait. i still have not tried a closed loop water cooler yet. im still running air cooling. i just dont want the pump to go out on me and cause my temps to blister.

February 2, 2017 | 09:41 AM - Posted by Lucas Zaffuto (not verified)

You'll be fine as long as you have a temp monitor on, the CPU is built to save itself. Happened to me with my Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme on my overclocked i7-3770k. Temp warning came on in the middle of playing a game, built in Intel CPU thermal protection automatically throttled the clock down to protect itself, I powered it off, went to the store and bought a Corsair H110i, installed it, still working fine over a year later.

February 1, 2017 | 07:12 PM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

Curious that they went with 120 and 280 opposed to 120/240 or 140/280.

February 2, 2017 | 08:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would assume they chose sizes that SOLD the most. The 12cm can be used more places, and possibly those needing a lot of cooling have gravitated to the 28cm models.

February 2, 2017 | 07:51 AM - Posted by Baldrick's Trousers (not verified)

JayzTwoCents has done a review too.
Youtube JayzTwoCents: What happens when a GPU manufacturer makes a CPU Liquid cooler??

February 4, 2017 | 12:58 PM - Posted by razor512

I really hate the UI on the evga precision software. It is insanely inefficient, and buries useful settings. Why can they offer something more along the lines of MSI afterburner?

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