Originally Posted by AlphaC
Question: why they have so many models of clc water
Answer: to sell the same unit with different (number and model) fans + have different sizes
They also have different OEMS (Asetek and Coolit)
releasing a "new" CLC water cooler means full MSRP (more profits) for a few months even if it is not drastically different
H55 = 120 -- Asetek
H60 = 120 -- Coolit?
H80i = 120 , thick -- Coolit
H90 = 140 -- Asetek
H100i = 220 -- Coolit
H110 = 240 -- Asetek
H40 = 120 --- Asetek
H50 = 120 --- Asetek
H70 = 120 --- Asetek
H80 (2012) = 120, thick --- Coolit
H80 = 120, thick -- Coolit
H100 = 220 -- Asetek
Basically anything with a square pump is CoolIT and anything with a circular pump is Asetek, at least in our current lineup.
The H75 was designed because there's a big gap in price and performance between H60 and H80i. H60 is $70, H80i is $100. A lot of people buy an H60 and add an extra fan to it, so we figured for about a $5-$10 delta we might as well do that from the factory.
As the H75 is Asetek-sourced, we also significantly updated their mounting bracket and came up with a new solution that we like a lot better and think it's a lot easier to install. Also we updated the cosmetic design on top a bit for aesthetic reasons.
There are some other changes under the hood, but effectively it's an H60 style product with two fans. Performance/Price ratio is a bit better.
There's a lot of stuff going on in the cooling product family right now with new updates and revisions en route.