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we know that, but some people just don't want the trouble/hassle thats associated with custom watercooling, some people just want an "install and forget" watercooling, like me as an example.

^^^ I agree ive been looking around and doing research for a custom build, but its pricy build compared to an H100 that performs decent for what it is. I was planning on putting 4 Ultra kaze fans on it. Noise for me really isnt a factor. A: i sleep at night with my computer on and makes a great humming noise for when i sleep tongue.gif and B: i wear headphones when gaming and that stuff.

However when its a grinding or ticking noise, THAT can drive me crazy.
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I would get a h100 with cougar fans very very quite and cool!
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I don't hear the pump at all so no grinding and ticking noises. The only time I can hear it is if I stick my entire head in my case tongue.gif
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^^^^
Actually some folks like the amazingly cool looking highend heastsinks and fans so you shouldn't judge them based on your POV. wink.gif
People should Buy What Makes Them Happy. The objective testing shows the CLCs are thermally inferior, expensive and noisy compared to highend HSFs and HSFs don't leak and damage PC hardware. Arguing isn't going to change the test results.

^^ its true i saw an H100 with Ultra Kaze fans and it looked like a beast. and now im kinda lusting after it.
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^^ its true i saw an H100 with Ultra Kaze fans and it looked like a beast. and now im kinda lusting after it.

Yes I just bought Noctua fans for mine and it's awesome. A little pricey in total but it looks sleek in my case and my temps are very nice biggrin.gif
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Wow, this is a big thread! I couldn't be bothered to read everything. However the H100 is a good cooler but, you can make it better by doing a High Pressure mount giving you an added 4 - 5C drop from load temps.
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Back Plate (It's wrapped around in vinyl tape to prevent shorting) I'm also using those big spacers that came with the h100 in between the backplate and the motherboard.
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Motherboard (Screws in with the plastic washer and nut on top)
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Block (Make sure it sits nicely and evenly on the screws) First time around mine didn't sit as nicely as it does now.
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Washer and Springs (These springs were my problem, they extend past the screw) mad.gif
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Final washer and nut
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Final product (All tightened evenly)
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Hopefully these pic's help even tho they are just like OP's but worse quality. I was in a rush and couldn't be bothered to look for a camera, thankfully my iphone came to the rescue!

You can find more info on this HERE!
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lol the d14 isn't any better than h100, cheaper? yes. better? no.
noisy fan? replace it, problem solved
yeah i spent more but i don't have to install a gigantic heatsink that blocks everything.
it's kinda ridiculous that air coolers needs to have a very large heatsink just to match the performance of the CLCs, H80/H100

In reality they're not actually that big, the thing about the CLC is that you're basically moving the heat sink to another spot in your case essentially. Or at least that's the way I always thought about it.

To sum up this whole thread....

Go with the H100 if you're space limited (width of case, or RAM coolers are too high), don't want a huge heatsink in the middle of your case, still want one of the best cooling option without going for a full water cooling loop. Slightly louder, but can be changed by replacing the fans.

Go with a Noctua D14, Silver Arrow, ph-tc14pe if you have the room (width of case, RAM coolers are too high, motherboard allows it), don't mind the big heatsink, still want one of the best cooling option without going for a full water cooling loop. Quieter, but hard to work with if you're on a smaller case.

I understand I missed a few things. tongue.gif
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I have an H60 currently, do i have to remove the piece on the back of the Mobo or will the H100 fit with it the same? 600x448px-LL-1e65eaec_IMG_0154.jpeg 83k .jpeg file
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yes the H1oo will fit thumb.gif
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so you are saying that h100 is not water cooling? they basically have all the same components bro, get your facts straight.
i know that CLC won't match the performance of a custom watercooling, with that so small pump that built into the block what do you expect?
i still prefer CLCs than those GIGANTIC FUGLY heatsink that dangles on your mobo and blocks everything out.
yeah i know that the D14 has the same performance as the H100 for a lower price, but with that GIGANTIC FUGLY heatsink? no thanks,
i'm happy with my H100, plus corsair got my back.

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder dude. You may find it GIGANTIC FUGLY, but the OP may not. If the OP find it GIGANTIC FUGLY, why did he even bother to consider it vs H100?? I can say the H100 is FUGLY too. To me GIGANTIC heat sinks are heat sinks for the real man.

EDIT: Damn these people and their one-sided view.
Edited by wongwarren - 3/28/12 at 8:05pm
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