Originally Posted by Mega Man
he already admitted the software was buggy but that it has since been changed with an update ( however at the time of testing it had not )
again the h100i pump does have more rpms
however the h220 BEAT the h100i in every test, you need to read the graphs, lower is better not higher
Yep the design of the h220 is better than the corsair because the rad is much better and is fully copper.
Than again i see tests all over the net that they tested the h100i with aftermarket fans on it. unfortunately its not advised to do that because the rad is very very dense so the performance drop if you use less than 4mm H20 of static pressure fans.
I should know because i tried several fans with high static pressure but i got bad temps so like i said before i went with the push/pull config.
And yes if you compare the two on noise to performance the h220 wins easily in every test but ram performance the h100i would eventually win over the h220.
I am not saying the h220 is a bad cooler because its clearly one of the best you can get out there. If you do the same test in price to performance the Corsair wins easily because its 50 euro's less than the H220.
a quick sum up: The corsair only performs properly if you use the standard fans and that is an bummer because you are stuck to the utterly loud fans, so that is definitely a point to consider if you buy the product.
But if you test the two at price to performance the corsair would definitely win over the H220 because it costs 50 euro less and in my opinion you get more for your dollar/euro with the Corsair because of its corsair link. Also the customer care center of corsair is outstanding because if you have trouble with any of their products you can call them and they will resolve your problem within a week, i should know because they send me 2 replacement fans within a week and i live in the Netherlands for crying out loud! so that is worth considering if you buy a product in my opinion.
The H220 has an copper rad witch is much better than the aluminium on the corsair. The pump makes an very annoying sound at 12V and it can drive people crazy so I've heard.
The tubing is much longer than the corsair ones so that can be a struggle to fit in some cases. They say its expandable so you can mount a GPU block or motherboard block or whatever to it, but like i said before you need an extra rad and sins the pump is not more powerful than the corsair one, i highly doubt you would be satisfied with the temps.
Not even mention the price you pay for that because you pay another 50-80 dollars/euro's for an decent rad plus you need extra tubing, fittings and extra coolant.
The cooler alone costs 149,90 over here and with an extra rad and fittings, tubes and coolant you get over 200 euro's and you would still not be satisfied.
In my opinion you would be much better with AlphaCool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240XT set that has a nice thick rad 45mm to be precise, has an much better pump than both of the coolers and costs 200 euro's and maybe on sale you can get it even cheaper.