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Do you guys have any idea of the failure rates of the Corsair h80i or the Antec Kuhler h20 920? I've been wanting to upgrade my stock intel cooler to a liquid cooler but I can't afford damaging my hardware in an event of a failure, so I was just wondering if these two are good or not.. I chose these two in particular because of budget constraints.. Thank you guys!
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On the whole, they're fine. However, nothing is failure proof so you will hear of the odd failure.

I've seen that on the occasion that a Corsair item has failed, they paid for the replacement parts. Although one of the cases, the guy did struggle to get them to pay for the damage.

I usually use the rule that if you can't afford to replace it, don't risk it.

Why don't you just go for a high end air cooler that will perform very similarly with an AIO unit?
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Coming from an Intel stock cooler - even a $30 Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO or whatever they're called now is going to be a LARGE improvement, but if you have the cash maybe a Silver Arrow or some Noctua gear.

You'll get very similar (if not better) cooling with High End Air than Low End Liquid.

found this example:

http://pcx.com.ph/accessories/cpu-fans/coolermaster-hyper-212-evo.html
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

On the whole, they're fine. However, nothing is failure proof so you will hear of the odd failure.

I've seen that on the occasion that a Corsair item has failed, they paid for the replacement parts. Although one of the cases, the guy did struggle to get them to pay for the damage.

I usually use the rule that if you can't afford to replace it, don't risk it.

Why don't you just go for a high end air cooler that will perform very similarly with an AIO unit?

Point taken. Why take the risk right? haha Thank you for your response! I really appreciate it..
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Originally Posted by RJacobs28 View Post

Coming from an Intel stock cooler - even a $30 Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO or whatever they're called now is going to be a LARGE improvement, but if you have the cash maybe a Silver Arrow or some Noctua gear.

You'll get very similar (if not better) cooling with High End Air than Low End Liquid.

Thank you for your answer! I think I would go for an NH-D14 or a Deepcool Assassin since those are the only high end air coolers available here in the Philippines. Again, thanks!
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No probs mate, best of luck with it all. smile.gif
 
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I've had two Corsair H70's since launch, running 24/7 at 100% load (130W !)

No problems so far. ( i7 960 + i7 870 both @ 4 GHz )

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