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there is an offer for a brand new h100i for just 70€ (normal price is 110) should i go for it, is the h100i silent? im using a i5 2500k with alpenföhn k2 which is quite noisy but still cools pretty well my cpu at 4.5ghz
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technically nothing with moving parts is silent* (not to be a troll)

but the H100i does come with a dumbed down version of the Corsair SP120 series fans(X2), that's gonna be the loudest factor.

Just figure out the dbi level of the fans and go from there, you shouldn't be able to hear the pump over the fans, so whatever fans you choose to use with the system will be the loudest part dbi wise

EDIT: It would definately be an upgrade performance wise
Edited by StormProtocol - 6/9/13 at 10:17pm
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technically nothing with moving parts is silent* (not to be a troll)

but the H100i does come with a dumbed down version of the Corsair SP120 series fans(X2), that's gonna be the loudest factor.

Just figure out the dbi level of the fans and go from there, you shouldn't be able to hear the pump over the fans, so whatever fans you choose to use with the system will be the loudest part dbi wise

EDIT: It would definately be an upgrade performance wise

i have 2 noiseblocker eloop-p 120mm fans so the fans shouldnt be a problem, i have a black and white rig and i would want to buy the silverstone tundra 02 or 03 instead, its really hard to decide frown.gif
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Well it is a pretty good deal. I have the old H100 and it still works well enough. Cores hit about 55-60C when gaming with a 4.5GHz overclock. And you really should replace the stock fans. They move a lot of air but HOLY HELL they are loud on full blast.

To really get it down quiet I would suggest running the fans either through a fancontroller or directly from the motherboard cpu fan headers. You can set up your own fan profile based on how silent you want it to be instead of relying on the controller in the pump. I have 2 Noctua PWM fans that I turn down to almost inaudiable during the night and run full tilt when required.
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post #5 of 6
I've got the h100i with the stock fans, I would recommend getting better ones though, they're quite loud on most modes, though I keep them on the 'quite' preset, and while they aren't completely silent, they still do a good job cooling my cpu.
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il look on to it, i am still really leaning towards the silverstone tundra 03 because of the white silvery look of it that would with my rig, but the offer on the other hand is really great... hard to decide:( i have spare noiseblocker eloops so the noise wont be a problem
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