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Noob help:Corsair H80 vs H100 vs Antec Kühler H2O 920

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I was originally going for a Noctua D-14 but I've been offered a discount on a water cooling kit combined with a motherboard purchase.

The three options are Corsair H80 or H100 or a Antec Kühler H2O 920.

It would be inside a Fractal R3 case on a Gigabyte Gigabyte Z68x-ud5-b3 motherboard with a sandy bridge i5-2500k.

Which one should I go for?
    
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I was originally going for a Noctua D-14 but I've been offered a discount on a water cooling kit combined with a motherboard purchase.

The three options are Corsair H80 or H100 or a Antec Kühler H2O 920.

It would be inside a Fractal R3 case on a Gigabyte Gigabyte Z68x-ud5-b3 motherboard with a sandy bridge i5-2500k.

Which one should I go for?
That case looks like it sucks ass for cooling.

I would say the H80 over the H100 as I believe you have to have the fans push air IN from the outside in if you get the H100 as if you have the fans setup where its blowing air from inside your case out the top..all you would be doing is sucking all the hot heat from inside that crappy case out the top..and we all know heat rises so it would be even worse.

So I would say the H80 as you could suck in cold air from the back and have the heat from the rad go up and out with some fans mounted at the top.
    
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Still undecided, imported H80 works out cheaper but people say antec is better performer, which is better for a noob to instal?

grrrrrr can't decide.
Edited by consumer - 8/5/11 at 7:47pm
    
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That case looks like it sucks ass for cooling.

I would say the H80 over the H100 as I believe you have to have the fans push air IN from the outside in if you get the H100 as if you have the fans setup where its blowing air from inside your case out the top..all you would be doing is sucking all the hot heat from inside that crappy case out the top..and we all know heat rises so it would be even worse.

So I would say the H80 as you could suck in cold air from the back and have the heat from the rad go up and out with some fans mounted at the top.
The Fractal R3 has great internal temps! Just look at the reviews. It has excellent build quality and heaps of good features, plus it's dead silent. It's a good case mate, I don't know why you keep referring to it as a "crappy" case or what you're basing that on.

OP, go for the H100, it will fit in the roof of that case and give you great temps.

My only recommendation would be to get an extra fan for the front of the case too, it comes with one already but a second one improves temps even more and doesn't affect acoustics.
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