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they dont make it for you. you just get the kit of all the parts then put it together. only thing i would change in the kit is the coolant and the tubes. i would get distilled and silver + primoflex.

thats the only reason it might be cheaper than buyin kit all together.



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I know they dont assemble it for me, byut they choose the parts for me. How does the 240 perform as JUST a CPU or a GPU loop?
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post #22 of 27
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love my h100, no more 20lb HS in my case, looks sleek and tidy.
Pretty sure the H100 weighs quite a bit more than the NH-D14. it is filled with liquid you know.......
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Sooo, can we actually stay on topic?

Throw in the SA there and you'll have some real competition

You can follow this thread as well: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...w-vs-h100.html

The issue of weight doesn't hold the D-14 back too much as the only difference between the D-14 and H100 is where the weight is placed. I like staring at my board so I stuck with an H60. Considering the H100's performance though, I would lean more towards that.
Look at this result for the H80: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post14190843

The H100 cools better than the H80 so, I'd vote the H100 over the D14. Don't think in anyway that the D-14 is bad though... that baby's a beast (Though I love the SA better )
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I think it would come down to space constraints, and which fans you plan on using. The H100 very well may be better if it's paired with the right fans, but that can also be said about the D14. Ambient also play a role.

The reason people recommend the RASA kits so often, is because they are modular, unlike all-in-ones. If you want to swap out the pump, res or radiator, you can freely. With the H100, it's a chore. I also read somewhere the block that comes with those kits are actually pretty darn good.
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If you compare the H100 with a D14 all with stock fans then of course the H100 will cool marginally better. On its performance mode its fans run at 2500rpm where as the D14 is rocking nice quiet 1300rpm fans.

Now if you start putting your own choice of fans on the coolers then things will get a lot more interesting. Ideally you want to compare like-for-like fans so if you put those 2500rpm fans on the D14 we can safely say it will crush the H100.
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To the OP: They are both great coolers, as is the rasa kit mentioned, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. The d14 is air and of course doesn't have the potential to leak. The Hydro series are stupid simple to install and besides dust are maintenance-free. The rasa kits are dirt cheap for a full WC kit, have the ability to expand and come with rad/block that perform very well in comparison testing.

You would think that something as simple as removing heat would be an easier decision....

Personally I like the H series. You don't have to worry about clearance issues as the bulk (the rad) is moved away from the mobo.
Edited by Metaldude - 8/12/11 at 4:52pm
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The Rasa is the easiest way to get a true WC setup, not one of those all in one, watercooling in a box gizmos.
Because the H series isnt hand built with a res, its not real?
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