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Originally Posted by Chris13002 View Post
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...
Still the RISK is there, not saying that it will happen.
post #52 of 115
I love my H100 =) ... only 95$ + Free shipping here in Canada
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR
post #53 of 115
not worth the money i would go with air cooling from Silver Arrow tbh,
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
I'll take the Noctua NH-D14 for $89
If you're paying $89 for an NH-D14, you're paying too much.

Both the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow can be had for $69.99:

http://www.directron.com/nhd14.html

For a cooler that costs almost twice as much as the D14, the H100 doesn't really deliver all that much more IMO. Yes it performs a bit better, but it's also not as quiet. In addition, the H100 arguably has even more case compatibility issues than even the largest of air coolers due to its 240mm radiator.

I mean, if you're going to spend that much on a cooling solution, just look at the relative performance differences. The H100 (with fans at 2600 rpm) performs about 7C better than the D14 with stock 1300 rpm fans. The Rasa 360 kit performs 20C better than the D14 and doesn't need 2600 RPM fans to do it, unlike the H100.
Edited by 996gt2 - 8/16/11 at 9:48am
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Still the RISK is there, not saying that it will happen.
There is no risk. Corsair replaces everything.
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If you're paying $89 for an NH-D14, you're paying too much.

Both the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow can be had for $69.99:

http://www.directron.com/nhd14.html

For a cooler that costs almost twice as much as the D14, the H100 doesn't really deliver all that much more IMO. Yes it performs a bit better, but it's also not as quiet. In addition, the H100 arguably has even more case compatibility issues than even the largest of air coolers due to its 240mm radiator.

I mean, if you're going to spend that much on a cooling solution, just look at the relative performance differences. The H100 (with fans at 2600 rpm) performs about 7C better than the D14 with stock 1300 rpm fans. The Rasa 360 kit performs 20C better than the D14 and doesn't need 2600 RPM fans to do it, unlike the H100.
Throw 2 AP-15s on there. Better performance, AND less noise. GG?
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Throw 2 AP-15s on there. Better performance, AND less noise. GG?
Throw 2 AP-15s on there and you'll have spent more than the cost of a Rasa RS360 kit while having nowhere near the preformance of the RS360 kit...
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There is no risk. Corsair replaces everything.
I wouldn't trust the manufacturer to replace all of the parts in your rig, especially if it's not explicitly stated in the warranty. Who knows what they might do several years down the road if your H100 ever leaks? How are you going to "prove" that the H100 was the culprit if they say that you just spilled something instead?

From another thread. Yes, not cooling related, but you get the idea.


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Also, I don't think I ever told you guys, but 3 months ago my Corsair HX1000 PSU literally committed suicide after a power surge and killed a lot of the components in my build. Somehow an extremely high current was sent through the 24-pin motherboard the SATA connectors (despite it having over current protection). It killed 5 of the SSD's, the SR-2, and a GTX 580. Turns out that the 24-pin connector had such a strong current go through it that it literally melted onto the motherboard.

Unfortunately corsair was unwilling to pay for any of the damaged components as I was unable to "prove" that it was caused by their PSU. I ended up having to buy some of the components over again which caused a very significant delay in the process. Luckily I was able to save the SR-2 though after soldering on a replacement LED over the one that died.

I'd have to say that this was probably the weirdest and worst electronics incident I have ever had... but everything that was destroyed has been replaced and is now working.

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I believe with the right fans the H100 has a chance to be an exceptional silent cooler for those who don't wish to fiddle with conventional water cooling and still reap many of it's benefits.
 
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Why is every site still testing coolers on the old 9xx cpus and not the SB line?
Because they generate a lot more heat at lower speeds.
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