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So they H100 was on sale, and it was like $90 (no rebates biggrin.gifthumb.gif ), a little over (like $92), and was wondering if that was bad thing to do.
I'm wondering how it would compare to a Noctua DH-14 which is like $5 more $85.99.

Now, will the H100 cool better than a DH-14?

Thanks wink.gif .
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Yes! Mine just leaked all over my motherboard and case. Waiting for an RMA. Go and return it and get this. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_-HOT.html
   
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I have used both the Noctua NH-D14 and H100 on the 2500k CPU and the H100 performed better. It is a good cooler, but not even close to real water cooling.

See my topic here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1256441/did-i-get-a-golden-h100-or-something
    
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post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by cre8ive65 View Post

Yes! Mine just leaked all over my motherboard and case. Waiting for an RMA. Go and return it and get this. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_-HOT.html

Why would he get that? A real watercooling loop is highly likely to leak. if you think about using that.. Think about the h100, they are closed loop and they have 5 yr warranty for a reason. Dont be scared of leaks lol. i dont like the noctua its very big and bulky and could dent your motherboard, the h100 is good and it makes temps from 70c to 30c in a second lol. its amazing.
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I know a guy who knows a guy who had both an NH-D14 and an H100 at the same time and he died.
    
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Yes! Mine just leaked all over my motherboard and case. Waiting for an RMA. Go and return it and get this. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_-HOT.html

Meh... The risk is even higher with a Rasa kit and Corsair usually replace all the dead parts if the H100 is what killed them so the risk is pretty inexistent.

@ OP: The H100 might not be the best choice but it's not bad either. It performs a bit like a D14 but it's noisier. On the other end, you get something that looks much cleaner. Of course though, it will never perform like a custom loop but that's normal.
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As it's already been stated, you won't get custom loop quality cooling from a closed loop pre-made product, But as a cooler it's not so bad. Of course, it does look quite a bit nicer and cleaner than an air cooler, but it won't perform quite as well as a NH-D14.
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Originally Posted by VoodooActual View Post

As it's already been stated, you won't get custom loop quality cooling from a closed loop pre-made product, But as a cooler it's not so bad. Of course, it does look quite a bit nicer and cleaner than an air cooler, but it won't perform quite as well as a NH-D14.

On my 2500k it did perform better by 7c at 1.48v actually. Given, it was a LOT louder.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooActual View Post

As it's already been stated, you won't get custom loop quality cooling from a closed loop pre-made product, But as a cooler it's not so bad. Of course, it does look quite a bit nicer and cleaner than an air cooler, but it won't perform quite as well as a NH-D14.

This, and it will also be louder than the D14
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I hear they whine.
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