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Think about where the weight of a heatsink is anchored on your motherboard. It is not anchored to the CPU. The only thing connecting the heatsink to the CPU is a super thin layer of thermal paste. You don't bolt your heatsink to your CPU, you bolt it to the motherboard. The weight of the heatsink is taken by the backplate and distributed across the back of the motherboard. Think about it this way, even if you heatsink weighs 2.5 lbs or 1.2kg, that weight is distributed across the socket area of the motherboard. You can put your hand on the back of your motherboard and push with 2.5 lbs and the motherboard would never break a sweat. 2.5lbs isn't supported by the CPU. That is completely false
    
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Lol, no man
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Originally Posted by Elohim View Post
Nah, complete nonsene.

-At the same noise level, most high end Air Coolers outperform the H100 pretty drastically. So basically for everybody who cares about noise it's not the best choice. period.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...0_5.html#sect0
(at the same noiselevel the archon performs more than 10K better)
-Not everybody has the space for a dual rad either...
-where i'm from the Silver Arrow cost ~50€ and the H100 is around 90€
-weight on the cpu is not an issue, never did i ever hear or see someone who broke his motherboard because of the heatsink
^ Exactly what he said.
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post #24 of 54
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6) Air Cooler might degrade overtime due to oxidation, H100 doesn't have oxidation issue and comes with 5 years warranty.

7) H100 comes with 5 years warranty

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post #25 of 54
Hold on, let me make a video of me shaking my heavy as hell cooler while its still connected to the processor/motherboard.

COOLERS CANT BREAK BOARDS.
    
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post #26 of 54
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6) Air Cooler might degrade overtime due to oxidation, H100 doesn't have oxidation issue and comes with 5 years warranty.

7) H100 comes with 5 years warranty

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so you are just trolling?
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post #27 of 54
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6) Air Cooler might degrade overtime due to oxidation, H100 doesn't have oxidation issue and comes with 5 years warranty.

7) H100 comes with 5 years warranty

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6) I've got a six years old TR XP-120, and two 3yo TRUEs. They're just like the first day. H100 might get galvanic corrosion.
7) An air cooler is not going to leak.
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post #28 of 54
my 10 year old scythe infinity's water pump finally broke.
oh wait....
post #29 of 54
i think the main issue is longevity for most. no moving parts on a heatsink (fans can be replaced) but radiator and pump on the H100? no.

leaking is also a biggie. sure corsair will replace the destroyed parts but who wants to go though that headache?
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post #30 of 54
Degrade due to oxidation? Not likely, because most air coolers are non ferrous metals, and nickel plated on top of that. You should be more worried about the coolant degrading over time, and it will.
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