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God, I don't know...H100, or another solution? frown.gif
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It seems the H100 isn't much better than the Noctua NH-D14, so why would anyone buy one? Am I missing something?
Because it's compatible with large RAM kits, it's not as bulky, better aesthetics (personal preference ofc), and it performs slightly better. That's why I'm considering it anyway.
 
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i was hoping to replace my silver arrow with the h100.

doesnt look like that makes any sense i guess.
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Hmmmm.
At this point I am really unsure as to whether to grab an H100, or to just jump into WC with a RASA360. I KNOW the Rasa would cool better, but the occasional maintenance and the possibility, however small, of leaks makes me nervous.
Plus, Bulldozer is supposedly a little more than a month away, so I should honestly be saving for that as well.
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post #25 of 115
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Because it's compatible with large RAM kits, it's not as bulky, better aesthetics (personal preference ofc), and it performs slightly better. That's why I'm considering it anyway.
Ah, I see. The former two don't interest me, but the third does but not for the noise increase. Isn't it really loud?
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post #26 of 115
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Hmmmm.
At this point I am really unsure as to whether to grab an H100, or to just jump into WC with a RASA360. I KNOW the Rasa would cool better, but the occasional maintenance and the possibility, however small, of leaks makes me nervous.
Plus, Bulldozer is supposedly a little more than a month away, so I should honestly be saving for that as well.
That is exactly what many people are hesitant for...
A custom water loop is always best as it will yield the best temps, but like you mentioned, maintenance, and possibility of leakage, and cost especially when looping through GPU's ($160 for each of my GPU blocks)...

For someone who wants premium cooling(better than what any air heatsink has to offer), almost zero maintenance (still need to clean radiator if anything), and zero evaporation with a 5 year warranty, this is why I decided on mines...

Also note they did not test a push/pull configuration as they kept this very straight forward...

"Fitting the H100 is easy, if you are capable of fitting any other CPU cooler then you are capable of fitting this."
I did have issues fitting this into my case as there are only a number of cases that will 'correctly' fit this...
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post #27 of 115
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Ah, I see. The former two don't interest me, but the third does but not for the noise increase. Isn't it really loud?
Yes it's pretty loud in high speed mode...

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post #28 of 115
Watch the video to see how loud it is. I wouldn't like to have that noise in my rig when there are cheaper and quieter solutions. I can understand the aesthetic side of the argument as I have a side panel window myself but I dont mind the look of my 'big' cooler but the argument about tall ram compatibility is a bit misleading. You can easily make any ram fit bit simply moving the fan on the cooler higher to accomodate the tall heatsinks of the ram. Also the fact 99% of ram doesnt have high enough heatsinks for this ever to be an issue. As for the slight performance increase its so minimal its close to not even being worth consideration when you take into account the loudness of the fans whilst acheiving this miniscule advantage.
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post #29 of 115
I will say I don't get all this talk about how loud it is.
The individual users threshold for what is subjectively "loud" varies from person to person.
I can see not wanting to have a leaf blower in the room, but the difference between a low hum/fan noise versus silence doesn't really matter to me.
And judging the sound based upon a crappy camera mic held inside the case with the side panel off doesn't show me anything about how it will sound in a variety of cases. Neither does a test rack.
Edited by Nixuz - 8/16/11 at 5:28am
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post #30 of 115
The whole car analogy is completely asinine. Us Americans compared to Europeans do not think like that. I for one have been wanting a very nice looking computer that cools very quietly. I do not like things "chunky" as said.
Edited by bluedevil - 8/16/11 at 5:40am
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