Originally Posted by senna89
kraken x60 is the same product of corsair h110, same model of asetek.
Yes, but NZXT did a far
better job with the fans than Corsair. This results in the X60 having better performance without much in the way of added noise.
While the H100i has a slight performance advantage over the 240M, it does so at the expense of being literally unbearable in terms of noise. I have often (not so) jokingly referred to the H100i as a really expensive cooler for web browsing only. Once the CPU goes under load and the fans ramp up, the noise is awful. People will tell you to just keep the fans low....but then what is the point? You may as well save yourself a hundred dollars and just go with a Hyper 212 EVO to get that kind of performance. The 240M, while not quiet, isn't an absolute nightmare in terms of noise like the H100i.
I can't really remark on the reliability on any of these three units. I have had no problems with any of them, but they are only used for benchmark comparisons and not on a daily basis.
As dmfree88 mentioned, the X60 is a great performer on its Silent setting. The X60 on Silent settings will actually perform just about on par with the H100i on Extreme settings.