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A Review On: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler

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Pros: -Great Quality -Quiet -Easy Install -Cool Temps

Cons: Some might replace stock SP120, they were decent but I replaced anyways

I have this installed in my NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower, it was a tight fit but it works. The fans did make a high pitch noise when first installed then I upgraded the CorsairLink firmware for the software and it went away, quiet as can be. Helped out a lot. Stock Heat-Sink was average 33c, Corsair H100i average is 23c on a stock i5-3570k 3.4GHz, overclocked to 4.3GHz get average around 26c in quiet mode and 23c at 50% fan strength but I have all quiet edition fans so still can't hear much noise thumb.gif



Are the stock fans really that bad? I'm thinking about the cooler master excalibur fans! Best around!
No, they are not that bad, I just like everything matching. Since I bought AF and SP Corsair fans I bought all that I needed. xD They are good stock fans, I just like the aftermarket ones better, mine are all quiet edition fans as well.
How did you find the installation? Is the new tubing a bit better to work?
I just installed an H100i today, upgraded the firmware and the fans whine like crazy, doesn't seem to matter what RPM they are at. I'll probably be replacing the fans post-haste to eliminate the annoying whine. Otherwise it works great. It dropped the temps a couple degrees from the standard H100, but I wouldn't call that significant. The old H100 will be getting re-purposed into a new home.
And the tubing of the H100i is much more flexible then the old style.
Good'o. Ill keep an eye out for it here. It hasnt hit PCasegear yet.
Thanks 350 Malibu