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Ah OK.
I read a review here: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c..._h100_review/1 . Seems the H100 has a similar performance to the RS360. If you put the H100 into a push/pull config, they would be a couple of degrees off each other? If this is true, I might get the H100 as I'm only 16 years old and have limited money
hehe, tell me about it, money is always a problem for the shallow pocketers, we're in the same boat

i didn't read into much about the h100, to be honest with you, i've lost all interest in all-in-one liquid coolers since i got my h80. they are good for what they are, more like a hybrid aircooler, but not exactly what you would expect from a proper water cooler.

the performance difference between the rs360 and h100 may not be much to justify the price difference, but think long term, with the rasa kits you get the flexibility for upgrading individual components in the future, you can expand the loop to accommodate gpu and motherboard, where as the h100 will be h100...for good...

anyways, don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to persuade you away from the h100, hehe, i'm actually a big fan of corsair, just not so much with the hydro series there are many happy h80 OCNs here, and i'd imagine many happy h100 owners too. maybe something just didn't quite work out for my setup, perhaps i upgraded (actually turned out to be a side-grade) from a thermaltake frio was the reason why it wasn't so satisfying...but i'd expect a much bigger performance increase from a single fan 212+ to a push/pull h100

EDIT: i'm definitely going water when i get some cash saved up
Edited by erik257 - 10/12/11 at 5:23am
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upping the volts while you up the mhz is true, but to get the most out of your system you should find the minimum volts for your desired mhz...

bottom line is the default volts is much more than what you actually need to run the chip at stock speed. i think when i first got my chip, the default vcore was something like 1.26v, and qpi/dram was 1.3v. after messing about, i realised what i really need to run my system at stock speed is 1.05v vcore and 1.225v qpi/dram.

but i'd suggest you stick with 1.65v when it comes to memory sticks

oh didnt know that,thought it was on like a minimum voltage at stock settings.

thanks.

time for me to figure out how much im going to OC it.
or well how much it's going to let me OC it
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hehe, tell me about it, money is always a problem for the shallow pocketers, we're in the same boat

i didn't read into much about the h100, to be honest with you, i've lost all interest in all-in-one liquid coolers since i got my h80. they are good for what they are, more like a hybrid aircooler, but not exactly what you would expect from a proper water cooler.

the performance difference between the rs360 and h100 may not be much to justify the price difference, but think long term, with the rasa kits you get the flexibility for upgrading individual components in the future, you can expand the loop to accommodate gpu and motherboard, where as the h100 will be h100...for good...

anyways, don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to persuade you away from the h100, hehe, i'm actually a big fan of corsair, just not so much with the hydro series there are many happy h80 OCNs here, and i'd imagine many happy h100 owners too. maybe something just didn't quite work out for my setup, perhaps i upgraded (actually turned out to be a side-grade) from a thermaltake frio was the reason why it wasn't so satisfying...but i'd expect a much bigger performance increase from a single fan 212+ to a push/pull h100

EDIT: i'm definitely going water when i get some cash saved up
OK. Well I will keep thinking about it. Most likely going to get the H100 with maybe 2 Thermaltake Blue-Eye Silent Smart fans for the pulling.
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