Why Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Isn’t Coming to America

The Be Quiet Silent Loop 2 All-In-One liquid cooler recently went on sale. I found that out when I saw the announcement on their Instagram account. But all the prices and availability were for the European Union. Where were the prices and availability for the United States? The bad news is that the Silent Loop 2 AIO won’t be coming to America.

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How to Weatherstrip Your AIO Fans for Better Airflow

When mounting the fans to the radiator of an AIO liquid cooler, they should fit tight against each other to maximize airflow. If a case has fan mounts inside the front panel, the flat metal frame will be between the fans and the radiator. Unless you have the Cougar MX330-G ATX case. The frame inside the front panel has raised vent holes and recessed screw holes. I used 20-year-old motherboard standoffs to mount the radiator to the back and the fans to the front of the frame. That ¼-inch gap between the fans and the radiator allows air to escape and blow back out the mesh front panel. It’s time to weatherstrip that gap!

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Phanteks Halo Lux RGB Fan Frames for Be Quiet! Pure Loop AIO

Last year I posted two videos about the Be Quiet Pure Loop AIO 240mm Liquid Cooler. The first video I had to mount the AIO with the fans on the inside of the Cougar MX330-G ATX case. The long screws that came with the AIO weren’t long enough for the recessed screw holes in the front panel. The second video I used 20-year-old motherboard spacers to mount the AIO and the fans in the front of the case. Mounting the fans in front frees up space inside the case and RGB fans can shine through the front mesh panel. Since Be Quiet doesn’t make RGB fans, I got the Phanteks Halo Lux RGB Fan Frames to go on top of them. I’ll compare the RGB lighting on the white Shadow Wings 2 fan against the black Pure Wings 2 fan that comes with the AIO.

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Old School Hack For Front Mounting Be Quiet Pure Loop AIO

When I front mounted the Be Quiet Pure Loop All-In-One (AIO) 240mm Liquid Cooler in my Cougar MX330-G ATX case, I couldn’t mount the two Pure Wing 2 120mm fans in the recessed area behind the front mesh panel. Since the screw holes were also recessed in the frame, the long screws weren’t long enough. I ended up mounting the fans to the radiator on one side and used the short screws to mount the radiator to the frame. I’ll show an old school hack and suggest several mounting alternatives for installing the fans in the recessed area to push air through the radiator.

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Be Quiet! Pure Loop AIO Liquid Cooler Review

The SilverStone KR01 low-profile air cooler had served me well for the last 18 months. But it didn’t keep my AMD Ryzen 7 2700 processor, overclocked to 3.7GHz, as cool as I would like. My kneecaps got toasty underneath my desk every time I played FortNite or transcoded 4K video. I recently replaced the KR01 with the Be Quiet Pure Loop All-In-One (AIO) 240mm liquid cooler. Idle temps dropped from 45C to 36C and load temps dropped from 85C to 55C. My kneecaps are no longer toasty.

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