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post #11 of 17
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As far as price is concerned, I'd prefer no more than $100, but depending on how good it is!

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=581556&CatId=499

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=581556&CatId=499

99.99$ biggrin.gif
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

Corsair H100 is a sealed liquid cooling! in some few cases it happens maybe 3%

Not sure where that 3% figure came from but if they leak that much they should all be recalled IMO. 1% failure is considered by many companies as a serious issue. Naturally even at 1% when it's your PC hardware that get's hosed, it's still a major PITA. redface.gif
post #13 of 17
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Not sure where that 3% figure came from but if they leak that much they should all be recalled IMO. 1% failure is considered by many companies as a serious issue. Naturally even at 1% when it's your PC hardware that get's hosed, it's still a major PITA. redface.gif

all made for the human being can have errors biggrin.gif but for that there is RMA any way Corsair H100 is the top sealed cooling from corsair and it´s very good on any CPU Oced to a moderated frecuency 5.0Ghz tongue.gif
post #14 of 17
Only con I see with the H100/H80 is the pump, not sure when they'll fix it but there is a problem when if it doesn't get certain voltage it will start to make noises. Even if its plugged into the motherboard or a fan controller it would sometimes make a loud noise. We did some testing with a brand new H100 and H80 last month and it could be a hit or miss. Just a heads up but other than that they are good coolers.

Also another good cooler to check out that doesn't take your RAM slots is the Thermalright Archon:

http://www.overclock.net/t/933510/thermalright-archon-club
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post #15 of 17
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Will the h100 actually be able to provide the cooling I would need? I'm looking at this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1184112/noctua-nh-d14-vs-corsair-h100 and it appears that there is very little difference between the h100 and the Silver Arrow.. Just from the searching I did right now, I'm very unimpressed with the h100, and if it is known to have a high defective rate (1% is quite high) I'd rather stay at a lower clock rate for the peace of mind.

It also looks like the Silver Arrow and Archon have similar performance, with the Archon having the advantage of not requiring low-profile memory. That being said; thus far, the Archon looks like the best air-cooled solution for my build. I'd like to see some charts comparing the it to the Frio. Any thoughts on how the two compare?
post #16 of 17
the H100 can be better when you use it as intake. but that kinda f's up your airflow and VGA Temps etc. As a exhaust it's about as good as the best Heatpipe based Heatsinks, but it's louder....
These are some of the best colers outthere:

Silver Arrow, Silver Arrow SBE, Phanteks, D14, Deep Cool Assassin, Archon, Havik 140, Genesis
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post #17 of 17
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I know this thread has become old, but I decided I should give an update. I ended up buying the Corsair A70 for a couple of reasons - 1) I was seeing very good overclocking results from it 2) It was really cheap.

Results:

1) First off the sound was significantly reduced. It is at least half as loud as the Frio.
2) My temps are lower than the Frio as well. Not by as much as I would have liked, but I noticed a 5 - 10C difference, depending on my usage. The A70 seems to have lower idle temps than the Frio. The highest temperature I have seen thus far is 63C and that was under full load both RAM and CPU. This is while running it under the same settings as before.

Side note: I did a case change too. That made a good difference in temperatures as well.

Conclusion: As some of you pointed out before, it appears that water cooling may be the only way I can achieve temps low enough to do an overclock of >4Ghz.
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