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So we finally have the Corsair H100 in the OC3D labs. You all know it's the range topper in the Hydro series and you really don't need us to waffle on with needless introductions. Mainly because we have been inundated with requests to test the H100 since pictures were first leaked a few months back. So lets not waste time and get straight on with the specifications and testing.
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Good review. Looks like this will be my next cooler. Very impressive that it's beating out the D14 in the max OC test(slightly warmer ambient to boot), obviously not because the H100 is more expensive, so it should, but given previous all in one cooling performance. The larger radiator helps tremendously with the higher volts and higher temps as well.

I don't browse the WC forum too much so i don't know if these results were typical but i felt the general consensus around here was that the D14 was still slightly better.

Good read
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I was expecting it to perform better than the NH-D14, too bad my cheap ass case can't fit a H100 :/
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Too bad it's sounds like a vacuum on the setting that beats the NH-D14. I watched the OC3D video review of the H100 and on the max fan speed, the sound is unbearable to me. If you can stand the noise though, the H100 is a good choice.
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Why is every site still testing coolers on the old 9xx cpus and not the SB line?
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how much is this thing gonna cost?
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post #7 of 115
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Originally Posted by clerick View Post
Why is every site still testing coolers on the old 9xx cpus and not the SB line?
Standardization.

Have a quick look through their previous tests, they are all on the same i7 950 system. If they started testing on SB then they would have to re-do all the old tests in order to make meaningful comparisons. Too much work.
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Why is every site still testing coolers on the old 9xx cpus and not the SB line?
The first gen i7's run warmer, so in some ways it's more beneficial to benchmark coolers on the warmer chip imo.
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how much is this thing gonna cost?
It's $120 on Newegg.
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Why is every site still testing coolers on the old 9xx cpus and not the SB line?
Also, 9xx runs massively hot compared to SB esp. at high volts.
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I like the h100 and am probably going to grab one for my next build. However I do want to know about it's fail rate. It may be me paying too much attention to the cooler but it sounds like it may be higher than what I could stand. : / Corsair does seem to have a really good customer service though.
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