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Hi Guys, Sorry to hear about the trouble you have been having.

I was looking to buy an H100, but it seems it might not be such a good choice??
Has anyone who has replaced their H100, been happy with something else? Very new to watercooling.
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You got the pre-paid label?

I'd imagine he did. I got my pre-paid label yesterday. I haven't gotten an email that my replacement has been shipped yet though. I'm guessing it'll ship out tomorrow.
post #763 of 1734
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Hi Guys, Sorry to hear about the trouble you have been having.
I was looking to buy an H100, but it seems it might not be such a good choice??
Has anyone who has replaced their H100, been happy with something else? Very new to watercooling.

Well, keep in mind that people tend to find a forum like this after doing a Google search on a problem they notice with a product. So, you're usually going to see a swarm of bad experiences in a thread like this, as people look for support and solutions. I'd bet there are MANY happy H100 owners out there, who are using their time to enjoy their product rather than posting in a support forum they have no need for.
post #764 of 1734
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That is true, you're also less likely to find a healthy person in a doctor's office wink.gif

H100 isn't that bad after all, unless you get one that's rattling or has a defective fan controller. Right now all the H60s, H80s and H100s you see in shops are the "old" ones, the new "fixed" units without the shaft/bearing issue aren't widely available yet AFAIK.

These coolers have the advantage of being sealed, so they are maintenance-free until they die. In a custom loop you have to remember to watch the coolant level and you have to take it apart roughly once a year to clean it up and change the coolant.

Other options for sealed system are the Antec Kuhler 620 and 920, both 120mm (I'm not sure however if the 240 rad in H100 provides any significant advantage, IMO the pump is too weak to fully utilize its (RAD's) potential). And that would basically be it, Antec's are the only ones that have an established position on the market, apart from Corsair's.
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Been trying to contact the Corsair customer line but haven't be able to get through for the past hour. I was told by them (through email) that the phone number I had provided was invalid :S?? Anyways...they seem to be open for another hour so I hope my call goes through by then - really eager to get this issue over and done with.
post #766 of 1734
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That is true, you're also less likely to find a healthy person in a doctor's office wink.gif
H100 isn't that bad after all, unless you get one that's rattling or has a defective fan controller. Right now all the H60s, H80s and H100s you see in shops are the "old" ones, the new "fixed" units without the shaft/bearing issue aren't widely available yet AFAIK.
These coolers have the advantage of being sealed, so they are maintenance-free until they die. In a custom loop you have to remember to watch the coolant level and you have to take it apart roughly once a year to clean it up and change the coolant.
Other options for sealed system are the Antec Kuhler 620 and 920, both 120mm (I'm not sure however if the 240 rad in H100 provides any significant advantage, IMO the pump is too weak to fully utilize its (RAD's) potential). And that would basically be it, Antec's are the only ones that have an established position on the market, apart from Corsair's.

That's a good point!

Being from New Zealand, I'm probably gaurenteed to get one of the 'old' models. From the reviews I just read on those brands you listed, it seems the H100 is probably the best for me. Thanks for the info!
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I have only just now received the pre paid label. never received it for my original rma return...this one now has the weight and value of two coolers written onto it.
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post #768 of 1734
Finally got through the customer service line (after about one and half hours)! They ended up processing an advance RMA and said the replacement unit should ship out soon. I've also been told that I'll be getting a pre-paid UPS shipping label 'soon' (just hoping that 'soon' is actually soon haha).
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Well you have what, two weeks to return the faulty unit? "Soon" should fit in there tongue.gif
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post #770 of 1734
Haha yeah - I'm sure they're not thaaaaat slack tongue.gif Anyway, thanks a lot for your help wlw wl - both for creating this thread and the voltage dropper smile.gif!
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