Best AIO Liquid Coolers in 2022

Traditional heatsink and fan CPU coolers are fantastic for keeping your desktop processors operating within an optimal temperature range. Still, if you want to do some overclocking and stress the CPU, you'll need to invest in more complicated water cooling. Luckily, there are some fantastic all-in-one (AIO) kits from reputable brands that are simply plug-and-play. The NZXT Kraken M22 gets the job done, but so do the other options on this list. Take a look!

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Deciding what AIO to choose can prove a little daunting since most of them appear to be the same. If you need a small 120mm radiator AIO for your CPU and already have adequate case airflow, the NZXT Kraken M22 will be more than capable of handling even some moderate overclocking. NZXT offers different Kraken models, depending on your requirements. 

When you have a powerful, multi-core processor that's kicking out some serious heat, you'll need to step it up with another cooling solution. Should the different Kraken models not be what you're looking for, Corsair's H100i Elite LCD is an excellent secondary pick. It has incredible performance, and customizable lighting, and is available in three different sizes.

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