Originally Posted by pc-illiterate
no, corsair had 2 main problems. the second 'problem' was noisy pumps because quality control in the manufactures' factories sucked. they mostly stayed within tolerances but it was still too much slop in the shaft and seat. undervolting helped but it still had the crap tolerance issue. corsair put their foot down on the manufacturers and that problem was solved.
thanks for posting pc-illiterate. seems the other guy spent not enough time on the corsair forums to know what hes talking about
Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL
I think you may be confusing a couple of issues... I spent a decent amount of time on their forums as well as reading about them on here when they came out (and with the H100i vs D14 compare) and to my knowledge the only problem that Corsair indicated there were a large number of the H100's (and H60/80 as well actually) were related to the fans or the fan controllers
- not leaking coolant or faulty fittings
. This is indeed well documented
, in numerous locations
, and was changed in later releases. IIRC they even had a time when anyone with the problem could contact them and get a replacement
Considering the cost of replacing the damaged hardware caused by a leaking unit, especially in comparison to the margin on the cooler itself - if they had experienced anything close to a 5-10% failure rate (at least LEAKING failures) I guarantee they would have not only had a recall - but potentially would have discontinued the cooler line entirely (at least until a completely different unit was sourced).
I'm not trying to insult you... but I believe it is actually you
who has your decimal point on the wrong side - but I welcome you to direct me to any articles that indicate otherwise - I'm certainly not infallible (but reasonably well informed).
I do, however, agree with the exact percentage being only a guess on his part - but that is not the only 'misinformation' in this thread - and it's less egregious (IMO of course).
sorry but i don't dig for information when it's there. if you choose to ignore it its your own fault. as pc-illiterate posted, you should spend more time and go read the more well documented issues corsair had with these units
i'm not trying to insult you, but you are still confused, i never said the faulty units were all based on leaks.
however, if you take the time to read corsair's policy, you will see most of the time you might have issues with them not honoring the replacement of your parts because the policy easily shifts all the blame and liability on the owner of the unit. just read there policy. you'd be amazed
just take the time to do more research on their forums instead of taking shots at me and you'll know what you're talking about instead of calling others confused when you're looking at A and not B when they are both in front of your screen
"if they had experienced anything close to a 5-10% failure rate (at least LEAKING failures) I guarantee they would have not only had a recall"
when you use the words guarantee, you basically lose all the possibility of making a valid point.
you think they would "recall" something, yet you guarantee it, you can't live in your own world you have to live in the real world. you think they would remove 500,000 from stores?
they wouldnt. thats why people are still buying corsair H series units and still having this problem.
this is a big name company, on top of that, they know if 500k people buy them and have problems. less than 250k will actually contact them. point being they will lose a lot less leaving these products on shelf instead of recalling the whole batch series to put a "new working product"
that's why you can go to your local store today, buy a H100 and still get a grinding noise from your pump/fans and it might leak on you.
but feel free to "guarantee" this company cares more about it's customers instead of it's profits when they dont.Edited by INCREDIBLEHULK - 5/18/13 at 9:03am