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which one is better for installation? Corsair uses the square and the rest are all round.
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I've had both an H70 and now a H100i, the former being round the later square. I think the greatest difference is just in how the cooler's are mounted. With the H70 you have to have the holder plate already set up and turn and push down on the installation which gave me the feeling that I could be adding in a lot of air in the process. Also it was easy to hang the preassure points on the tie down cage of the round design during this whole process which caused me on more than one occasion to have to reseat the cooler. The H100i design just went together more easily as you have to place the cooler on the cpu first and then drop the retention bracket in place which gives the impression that you have a better connection to the cpu. After the ease of installation with the 100 I will never look at round again.

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