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post #11 of 24
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I see thanks for everyones replies, that has made me feel more confident about the reliability. Another question, i know the h100 comes pre applied with thermal paste but is it any good? would i be better using some AS5 or similiar?
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post #12 of 24
I will be receiving mines this week. I had to return the first one I bought from TIGER DIRECT. & it looked like when I first opened it that it was used for target practice with a BB gun. The rad is pretty thin. I just went with it because I just don't know anything about custom loops Tube's & fittings. So maybe next year on my second build I do the custom water cooling.
post #13 of 24
my fix was to buy a used one that I knew did not have an issue and so far its worked out just fine. perfectly quite
post #14 of 24
The thermal paste that comes with it is better than AS5 and as for the fans get 2 or 4 AP-15 and be done with it.
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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

The thermal paste that comes with it is better than AS5 and as for the fans get 2 or 4 AP-15 and be done with it.
Right thanks i'll check those fans out, regarding the rattle noise this thread is very interesting: http://www.overclock.net/t/1236923/corsair-h100-h80-h60-noise-grinding-pump-fix-official-corsair-response/330
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post #16 of 24
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Interested to know this, just ordered one for my Ivy build.

Also, if it does this, is actually going to affect the performance or is it just an annoying sound. I only plan on using it until I can afford a custom loop.

I ordered it from Scan.co.uk and should be delivered tomorrow.
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post #17 of 24
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Thanks crooksy, would you mind posting the serial no to give me the batch date and if it rattles or not? So i can see if they are the new batch. The new unaffected serials should start with 1227 apparently indicating 2012 in the 27 month.

If its good, i'll consider buying one from scan aswell. As they have been excellent with my other purchases.
Edited by RyReZar - 9/3/12 at 1:13am
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post #18 of 24
Yeah, they're great. I'm not sure if you are aware but they're heavily associated with Hexus and there is a deal that if you post 20 times on the forums, Scan will give you free shipping for life. I done it a few years back and it's still running, especially useful when ordering large items such as cases, monitors etc.

Yeah, no problem. Should have it tonight when I get home so I'll let you know.
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post #19 of 24
My H100 is only 2 weeks old and no problems at all batch no. 12159403. I have it hooked onto my i7 3770K and idle it sits at 24*c and my mobo sits at 22*c flat out it hits 68-71 over the 4 cores, its in the CoolMaster Storm Trooper so plenty of air getting about but no rattles or unusual noises. I am using the stock fans that do run slightly noisy but will be changing all the fans for some vipers asap. No speed pick up on the fans though under full use and my H100 is set to setting 3.
post #20 of 24
The molex connctor on the H100 is pretty cheap for something you pay around $100.00 for. I had a hard time getting it plugged in but have no plans of taking it out anytime soon so is should be ok.
I know Corsair did a recall a while back for units with lot code 11359403 only for bad pumps. You can find your lot code on the printed label on your H100 box. If your H100 isn't in this lot you still have RMA if it's sill under warranty.
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