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I have some extra headroom for my Bulldozer upgrade which is in my sig and have decided to get a some good cooling for it. I'm done with bulky heatsinks and want to do a cpu loop or get a H100, thing is I can't find any reviews of the H100 anywhere. I'm leaning more towards the H100 because of the hassle free maintenance, I no nothing whatsoever about water cooling and am a bit nervous about having to do daily maintenance on a custom cpu loop. It's not totally out of the question though, the H100 has to perform well enough for me to justify the cost versus a single cpu loop. Any advice from the water cooling vets?
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i have a h50 on my sig rig and its fantastic i would suggest the h100 and just get a set of 4 hi cfm fans and you'll be fine - i love the h-series coolers.

custom is better but more expensive
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Would my YL be fine for the H100?
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Yes your Yate Loon fans will be fine on the H100. Beats the stock fans Corsair provides for the H100.
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Originally Posted by Tatakai All View Post
I have some extra headroom for my Bulldozer upgrade which is in my sig and have decided to get a some good cooling for it. I'm done with bulky heatsinks and want to do a cpu loop or get a H100, thing is I can't find any reviews of the H100 anywhere. I'm leaning more towards the H100 because of the hassle free maintenance, I no nothing whatsoever about water cooling and am a bit nervous about having to do daily maintenance on a custom cpu loop. It's not totally out of the question though, the H100 has to perform well enough for me to justify the cost versus a single cpu loop. Any advice from the water cooling vets?
The reason why there is no review (yet) is that it has not been formally released. And I do not think you can buy one as of this moment. From what you said, I suggest you to get the H100.

And my suggested airflow shown in the pic below.
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If you have high ambients with no AC unit, then go water.. If you can control your ambients, then an h70 will be fine
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{snip} (I) am a bit nervous about having to do daily maintenance on a custom cpu loop. {snip} Any advice from the water cooling vets?
Firstly, daily maintenance? Set it up right and it should be good for at least a year, you won't need to do any more than blow air through the rad fins every so often (same as an air cooler). Of course I can't resist the urge to tinker once every 2-3 months though. I love to tinker

There is no info on the H100 yet as it has not been released (as windfire mentioned). Expect to see some reviews coming up soon though as it was originally slated for release in June.

I would hold off until more is known about it's performance and price, then make a decision based on that. Remember that you can get a Rasa kit for $130, which should perform at least on a par with the H100 and can be expanded to include graphics cards (with the bigger rad versions). Also worth a thought.
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Thanks all, I'll be doing some research on kits like the one GingerJohn stated above until some reviews come out. Then I'll be able to compare and take it from there, if anyone has any suggestions on a cpu loop then feel free to let me know. Price range is around what a H100 or Rasa kit would cost.
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