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H70 vs H100 worth the upgrade?

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Currently have the H70, was just looking at the H100 today. Would I see a difference and would it be worth the upgrade?
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i'd say so, apparently the h80 is in some cases 10 degrees cooler, if that's so imagine the h100! im going to get one when i get the chance coming from an h70
    
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I think the next step for me will be either an EK or XSPC full kit, you should look into that if you have a space for 240mm rad
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I think the next step for me will be either an EK or XSPC full kit, you should look into that if you have a space for 240mm rad
I like the clean look of these setups, plus the maintence free is nice.
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It all depend in the fans you use. Personally i would not unless H70 cant keep up with 1.47v
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It all depend in the fans you use. Personally i would not unless H70 cant keep up with 1.47v
Agreed.

If you were dumping all of the heat effectively out the radiator on the H70 already,say coolant 5oC above ambient (I have no idea how realistic that figure is), then moving to a H100 will probably only change the coolant temp to something like 4oC above ambient.

Of course, I somewhat doubt the H70 can manage coolant temps that good without having a jet engine strapped to it, so I believe you'll see some nice improvements...
    
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The H70 is good enough tbh for the most part, but you're going to see quite a big drop in temperatures further with the H100, ESPECIALLY if you add on another two extra fans for push/pull etc.

Corsair have already said that what sets the H100 different from the H80 is the flexibility and headroom to add additional fans to further improve its cooling performance, which doesn't stop there with the bigger rad

The box of the H80 says a 2c drop, but it's an approximate figure and remember, it doesn't assume you have 4 fans on it:



I'd say upgrade if you suspect your temps are a bit too high at the moment, or if you simply have some extra cash to spend. On a personal note as well, I'm going for the H100 too simply because I've always wanted a 240mm rad for peace of mind water cooling
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