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Not worth it.

Some people will just be happy with their mammoth air coolers.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 8/16/11 at 6:21am
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post #42 of 115
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Not worth it.

Some people will just be happy with their mammoth air coolers.
Yeah, for people already with a D14, SilverArrow, or MegaHalems... and more... I wouldn't blame you for NOT upgrading...

But anyone who is looking to overclock your i7 9xx to 4ghz, or sandy bridge to 4.5 EASILY and got room in your case and want something quiet, I would highly recommend this cooler...
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I dont think people are saying its a bad cooler. I think the main problem is the price or value for money. At the price it is at the moment it should beat the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow by a comfortable margin and be just as quiet whilst doing it. Listening in that video to get the temps better than the air coolers you have to have the fans at the highest setting which is very loud compared to either the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow and only beats them by a couple of degrees. I guess some people have different views on whats value for monay and what isn't and imo the H100 certainly doesnt represent value for money when you consider what else is on the market.
Good points, but it fills a niche market that currently has not been filled. I think corsair smartly priced it tbh, not too low so they aren't making huge profits but not too high so nobody buys it.
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But if you have the same fans on both coolers the NH-D14 would win
*assuming you don't go crazy with the voltage as he tested, the H100 came out on top(as it should with water).
post #44 of 115
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Not worth it.

Some people will just be happy with their mammoth air coolers.
Another case of two people having differing opinions and one taking it as a personal attack....please grow up.
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Yeah, for people already with a D14, SilverArrow, or MegaHalems... and more... I wouldn't blame you for NOT upgrading...

But anyone who is looking to overclock your i7 9xx to 4ghz, or sandy bridge to 4.5 EASILY and got room in your case and want something quiet, I would highly recommend this cooler...
Both of those chips easily hit those clocks on air.

H100 is for 24/7 5+ GHz Sandy and 4.5+ 9XX.
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I'll take the Noctua NH-D14 for $89, which performs just as good without any risk of leakage... Fan & Heatsink is better to me because I can replace the fan & clean the heatsink, watercoolers are just "OK" to me, but if it's doesn't perform significantly cooler than a Fan & Heatsink, why bother? Why pay more when the Noctua perform as well or better for less?

Thanks, but I'll pass...
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I admit I value space far more than 1-2 degrees difference, so I'm ditching my arrow. Not for the H100 though, H80. It's just for me a far more neater solution with decent cooling still.
Edited by Perdition64 - 8/16/11 at 7:28am
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post #48 of 115
Love the H100 so far, although I came from the stock Intel fan & heatsink and a broken 920 Khuler so maybe I'm a bit biased.

I don't have a push/pull set up as of yet, but it's managed to keep my 990x temps sub 70c @ 4.3ghz on Intel burn test right out of the box (fan setting on high)....I'm pretty happy.
    
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post #49 of 115
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Why pay more when the Noctua perform as well or better for less?

Thanks, but I'll pass...
Because it doesn't perform as well as or better than the H100. But if it's good enough for the OC you want to run, then you don't need anything more.

The H100 was operating quite a bit cooler at high voltages than the NH-14.
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I'll take the Noctua NH-D14 for $89, which performs just as good without any risk of leakage... Fan & Heatsink is better to me because I can replace the fan & clean the heatsink, watercoolers are just "OK" to me, but if it's doesn't perform significantly cooler than a Fan & Heatsink, why bother? Why pay more when the Noctua perform as well or better for less?

Thanks, but I'll pass...
Did you even read the review?

All these Hydro coolers are CONTAINED water coolers with nearly zero evaporation... It is never meant to be opened... If one does happen to leak, I am sure Corsair will honor their 5 year warranty and cover whatever it damages seeing that it was not at users fault...

I am still impressed how the D14 still compares and know that thing is still a great cooler...
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