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This is where you're a bit off-base.

Closed loop watercooling is made to be an alternative to high-end aircooling, not conventional watercooling.
LOL, says the Hardware Rep. <- I don't mean to be disrespectful but I disagree.
IMHO I feel that The bulk of people that get these types of coolers are people that are new watercooling and don't want the hassle or risk conventional watercooling but do want the performance. That is just the people that I know that own these types of products, so I very well could be wrong. I just don't see people thinking Air-cooling when they buy a kit like this.

EDIT:These may be MADE with that intention, but is that the common perception of your average customer?

I do appreciate You/HReps comming on OCN.
Thank you for taking your time to give us your input!
Edited by cayennemist - 8/1/11 at 3:51pm
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LOL, says the Hardware Rep. <- I don't mean to be disrespectful but I disagree.
IMHO I feel that The bulk of people that get these types of coolers are people that are new watercooling and don't want the hassle or risk conventional watercooling but do want the performance. That is just the people that I know that own these types of products, so I very well could be wrong. I just don't see people thinking Air-cooling when they buy a kit like this.

I do appreciate You/HReps comming on ONC.
Thank you for taking your time to give us your input!
Well I wanted a high end air cooler for my i5, and went for the H80 since it doesn't take up much space. Plus its a closed loop so its essentialy an air cooler in terms of maintenance. I never considered a custom loop before I bought it, and I'm still not interested. Its great and all, but my paranoia/anxiety would kill me if I had a custom loop
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Well I wanted a high end air cooler for my i5, and went for the H80 since it doesn't take up much space. Plus its a closed loop so its essentialy an air cooler in terms of maintenance. I never considered a custom loop before I bought it, and I'm still not interested. Its great and all, but my paranoia/anxiety would kill me if I had a custom loop
So u bought it because it feels like you have water cooling? These are the same idea as having a SUV that cant do off-road.
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Come to think of it...

Top of the line Air cooling does sound a lot better then
Bottom of the line Watercooling....

Marketing 101 I guess... Or maybe I'm just a WaterCooling SNOB commenting in the wrong section.

EDIT: this is Hardware news section not Air cooling so I guess its Fair game.
Edited by cayennemist - 8/1/11 at 4:00pm
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HA.... Everyone knows that corsair all-in-one water-cooling is a joke of a gimmick.
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HA.... Everyone knows that corsair all-in-one water-cooling is a joke of a gimmick.

Well... to be fair

It is a good way to Ease people over from Air to water.
Like a GateWay drug lols

And if I had to choose a brand of closed loop it would be Corsair.
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Come to think of it...

Top of the line Air cooling does sound a lot better then
Bottom of the line Watercooling....

Marketing 101 I guess... Or maybe I'm just a WaterCooling SNOB commenting in the wrong section.

EDIT: this is Hardware news section not Air cooling so I guess its Fair game.
Being a snob about anything is pointless. I prefer the ease of use that the H series provides VS a loop and air cooling. I upgrade my computer a lot and having to redo a water setup every time would be a huge pain. Also, if a leak happens, no one covers me unlike Corsair does.

I bought one because it's extremely easy to use, and cools well. Fan noise does not matter to me because when I'm on the computer, I have headphones on. When I'm not on the computer, it will be in quiet mode anyways so I won't hear it.

Something about a giant poop brown cooler just doesn't appeal to me. And if it's only a 1-2c difference, I'm fine with that.
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@ CorsairGeorge

I'm already at the threshold of my Thermalright Venemous-X where the heat transfer is just not fast enough with my high powered fans (260CFM Push/Pull) since my ambient averages around 28C where I'm reaching up to 85C-90C with Prime/Linx/Folding. I can't get any large heatsink replacement aka SA or D14 since they don't fit my motherboard. I'm hoping for a new replacement so I was wondering if the H100/H80 might be the new decision unless someone tells me otherwise of a better cooler.

A few questions if you can answer them for me.

Would there be a significant different between the H100 and H80 with my fans?
What nut/bolt size do you recommend to mount 2x/4x 38mm fans (Push/Pull)?

Here's more detail of the fans I'm using...
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The reason watercooling works better than air is because with watercooling you can increase the surface area for heat dissipation by using a large single radiator, or, multiple densily packed radiators. We can't have as much surface area with air as we can with water because there is a physical limitation to how large an air cpu heatsink can be. However, with watercooling we are able to make the surface area for heat dissipation as large as we like.

That being said, the Corsair all-in-one series is taking away the only part of watercooling that is worth it. They are actaully limiting the heat dissipation size to a sub-standard level.

Furthermore, What if you wanted to throw another radiator in there to increase performance? That's going to be a pain finding the right fittings and hose, not to mention, that there is no t-line or reservoir. Especially since you bought this specifically for the fact that is was a closed loop setup.

In reality, these corsair things take all the purpose out of watercooling. These are not large enough radiators to be better than any standard air heatsink. Its just math.
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In reality, these corsair things take all the purpose out of watercooling. These are not large enough radiators to be better than any standard air heatsink. Its just math.
I don't think the NHD14 is just any standard air heatsink.
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