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post #11 of 115
I just bought an h60 and one thing I dislike about it is the 120mm fan it comes with runs at 1800 rpms. I upgraded from the zalman 9700 and that a 3-setting switch. Not really a big deal since I can just buy another fan from the local store, but I feel like 1800 isn't a whole lot considering my zalman was always running at 3000+ rpms.
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post #12 of 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI;14598481 
The first gen i7's run warmer, so in some ways it's more beneficial to benchmark coolers on the warmer chip imo.

It's $120 on Newegg.

Thanks, seems like an XSPC rx240 or rs360 kit would be a better deal. I guess people like the no-maintenance aspect of Corsairs HXXX line up
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post #13 of 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by clerick;14598365 
Why is every site still testing coolers on the old 9xx cpus and not the SB line?

Because tiny tom logan thinks he's the overclock king, and that sandy bridge overclocking "isn't real overclocking".
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post #14 of 115
I still say that the Antec 620 is the best bang for buck on these coolers.
     
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post #15 of 115
I think it'll just not fit my case. I think I can get away with a 25 CM rad max.
 
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post #16 of 115
I'm considering the H60 just because of cost, honestly. For some reason it doesn't seem to be as much as any of the others.

The H100 just seems too big and costly.
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post #17 of 115
I paid $80 at Best Buy for my H60. The website had them listed, but I was absolutely shocked to find them stocked in my local store (my local store is so small.) They also had H50's, which I believe are the older model of the H60's (could be wrong).
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post #18 of 115
The H50 is the first model so basically it is the older one (H50 made by Asatek H60 made by CoolIT). The H100 has loud stock fans at maximum. Low setting seems pretty good quiet. Now it would be cool to see the H100 review with different fans and or a more fan setup. I got the H60 with two Noctua NF-P12-1300 fans. Its very quiet and keeps it pretty cool.
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post #19 of 115
Still cant see this as good value for money. Its noisy, expensive and only outperforms much cheaper air coolers by a tiny margin and in very specific circumstances. Put fans that are just as noisy on either the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow and they would easily outperform this cooler.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPAhvIPXU54[/ame]
Edited by fashric - 8/16/11 at 4:51am
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post #20 of 115
It seems the H100 isn't much better than the Noctua NH-D14, so why would anyone buy one? Am I missing something?
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