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Help needed ASAP: Seidon 240mm vs H100i

post #1 of 5
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The casing is Cooler master Cosmos II. I currently have a seidon 240mm cooler installed. Today when I started up my computer I heard a weird loud buzzing noise which faded away after about 10-15 seconds. Couldn't tell whether it was the fans or the pump or both. Anyway, I restarted but the noise did occur again. Now I'm thinking of replacing this cooler with either another seidon or the corsair H100i. I only have these 2 options available in my city and would only go for the H100i if it's performance is better than the Seidon.

I use my PC for both gaming and work, but mainly gaming.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz 1.26V Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H MSI GTX 780Ti Gaming OC Edition Corsair Vengeance 16GB CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Intel 530 Series SSD 240GB LITEON 24X iHAS524 Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Proffessional 64-bit Dell ST2420L HP Corsair HX1050 
CaseMouse
Corsair Obsidian 750D A4Tech 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz 1.26V Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H MSI GTX 780Ti Gaming OC Edition Corsair Vengeance 16GB CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Intel 530 Series SSD 240GB LITEON 24X iHAS524 Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Proffessional 64-bit Dell ST2420L HP Corsair HX1050 
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Corsair Obsidian 750D A4Tech 
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post #2 of 5
As evidenced form this review, i'd suggest getting either as they both are neck and neck in performance and would give you close to same results. What budget do you have and whether you want a CLC or a air cooler would also be good as some coolers form Noctua and even CM perform close to a CLC for a fraction of the cost
post #3 of 5
If you have the money to spend i suggest you look at the cooler master eisburg series otherwise go with the h100i since it has a light on it. Either way the two water coolers you mentioned are basically the same thing.
post #4 of 5
I would go with the Seidon 240, I wouldn't touch anything from Corsair (exception their RAM) with a ten-foot pole.

Also, the pump on the Seidon 240 is less noisy, get two Noctua NF- F12 PWM fans to improve performance.

Edit.
I personally don't recommend AIO coolers, I think its better with a proper air cooler, unless you go custom water cooling.
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Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Palit 980 Ti Super JetStream 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
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Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB Raid 0 Seagate Barracuda 1TB Raid 0 Seagate Barracuda 1TB  
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ASUS DRW-24B5ST Prolimatech Black Genesis Prolimatech MK-26 Black Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1 
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Dell U2515H  Microsoft ergonomic 4000 be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 650W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 
MouseAudioAudio
IME3.0 Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Ryzen 1700 ASRock X370 Taichi Used 290 waiting for Vega 32GB G.Skill TridentZ 
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Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS DVD±RW DRW-24D5M  RayStorm Pro EX 240 Radiator EX 360 Radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Water pump, Reservoir & some other bits and...  Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1  Acer XF270HU Microsoft ergonomic 4000  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Palit 980 Ti Super JetStream 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB Raid 0 Seagate Barracuda 1TB Raid 0 Seagate Barracuda 1TB  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
ASUS DRW-24B5ST Prolimatech Black Genesis Prolimatech MK-26 Black Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2515H  Microsoft ergonomic 4000 be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 650W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 
MouseAudioAudio
IME3.0 Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Ryzen 1700 ASRock X370 Taichi Used 290 waiting for Vega 32GB G.Skill TridentZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB  Seagate Barracuda 2TB Raid 0  Seagate Barracuda 2TB Raid 0  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS DVD±RW DRW-24D5M  RayStorm Pro EX 240 Radiator EX 360 Radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Water pump, Reservoir & some other bits and...  Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1  Acer XF270HU Microsoft ergonomic 4000  
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W Thermaltake Core X31 Mionix NAOS 7000 Creative Gigaworks T20 
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post #5 of 5
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Thanks everyone for the input. I'll stick to Seidon 240mm. The noise has occurred only twice so I'll let this one run as long as I can.
My Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz 1.26V Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H MSI GTX 780Ti Gaming OC Edition Corsair Vengeance 16GB CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Intel 530 Series SSD 240GB LITEON 24X iHAS524 Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Proffessional 64-bit Dell ST2420L HP Corsair HX1050 
CaseMouse
Corsair Obsidian 750D A4Tech 
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My Computer
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz 1.26V Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H MSI GTX 780Ti Gaming OC Edition Corsair Vengeance 16GB CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Intel 530 Series SSD 240GB LITEON 24X iHAS524 Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Proffessional 64-bit Dell ST2420L HP Corsair HX1050 
CaseMouse
Corsair Obsidian 750D A4Tech 
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