Originally Posted by somebodysb2
Unfair comparison much? higher RPM fans and more expensive cooler. Also GT's are expensive and hard to find.
And you do realize that the high rpm mode is 2500 rpm? while the D14/SA fans are at a nice and quiet 1200/1300 rpm.
Also both of you are off-topic.
Didn't know you were forum police.
Here's my PBA card.
Anyway. In at least one review the reviewer neglected to use the MEDIUM setting on the H100 which runs silently at 1600RPM. So this is where sound/performance is relative.
I never even used the stock fans on the cooler, they are being used as case fans connected to the block on medium. And they are near silent.
As you know the H80 has the same fans as the H100 so this is all relevant. They are very quiet on medium, and not as badly performing as most people in this thread make them about to be. The H80 is a great cooler for 82$ shipped after MIR. Especially since it won't foul up your interior with giant tower heatsinks.
It's up to you OP. I went from an NH-D14 to a H100 and only spent an extra 60$ because I sold my NH-D14 for $65 and believe me, I won't go back to air unless they find a way to make them less obtrusive and gaudy. Especially not when the H100 outperforms it.