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Corsair H100/H80/H60 vs. Silver Arrow

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Edit: I just saw this was already posted in the News Section. I forgot to search there. Mods, please feel free to delete.
For those of you like me with a Silver Arrow who have contemplated the Corsair H Series, Anandtech has a nice comparison/review article here.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5054/corsair-hydro-series-h60-h80-and-h100-reviewed/1

I know that lots of people have already made comparisons, but this is a nice one done with lots of testing equipment.

Basically, you can just barely beat the Silver Arrow with the H100 with the default fans on high, but at the expense of lots of noise. Now, if someone would just do a test with Push/Pull AP-15s and see how that comes out.biggrin.gif
Edited by breenemeister - 11/7/11 at 6:05am
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nice review. the silver arrow is nice but i had a bad incident where an oversize cooler dmgd my board frown.gif never liked big coolers after.
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nice review. the silver arrow is nice but i had a bad incident where an oversize cooler dmgd my board frown.gif never liked big coolers after.

Elaborate please, I've never heard of giant HSFs doing damage to motherboards.
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post #4 of 19
The Silver Arrow looks like a better deal, but not out of the box. For long term use I would think of a way to hang the cooler from the top of the case to relieve the motherboard a bit, even something as simple as a stretched paper clip hanging from the upper fan mounts.
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post #5 of 19
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Elaborate please, I've never heard of giant HSFs doing damage to motherboards.

sec let me look it up.
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sec let me look it up.

ok it was a "ARCTIC COOLING ACFZ4" on a 478 board. if i remember correctly it was a clip on the upper-side that was damaged or was clipped on incorrectly. i just remember that it leaned forward.
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ok it was a "ARCTIC COOLING ACFZ4" on a 478 board. if i remember correctly it was a clip on the upper-side that was damaged or was clipped on incorrectly. i just remember that it leaned forward.

That was a long time ago. Modern coolers have much improved mounting systems.
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post #8 of 19
i kno. but ever since then. wont touch em
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I'm more concerned with my 6970 lightning. I need to prop up the end or something. It pulls pretty hard on the pci-e slot. The silver arrow seems good to go. However on my new 1155 board, you get an ever so slightly smaller mounting footprint on the back of the board.
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I'm more concerned with my 6970 lightning. I need to prop up the end or something. It pulls pretty hard on the pci-e slot. The silver arrow seems good to go. However on my new 1155 board, you get an ever so slightly smaller mounting footprint on the back of the board.

Check out these products.

Scythe Ninja Wire or Powercolor Powerjack.

I would be wary of the ninja wire though as it's stainless and made for CPU coolers where conductivity isn't a huge factor. Putting that wire against the back of your card would cause problems, not sure about the front of the shroud though.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 11/7/11 at 9:26am
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