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post #21 of 94
I really think Corsair should ditch those noisy grey fans. Its not just air moving, they make some kind of motor noise too. The SP120 fans I bought to replace them are loud too, but that's at full speed and only the sound of air moving. My friend is using one the grey things from my brother's H80i on his H60 and the noise is awful. This was a near silent computer a month ago. He was saying just an hour ago that it's ridiculous for the small gain in cooling.
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I have an h110 with the stock fans and it is near silent compared to the h100 I had with push/pull sp120's biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 94
They know what they're doing. They're cheap fan motors. People see temps before seeing noise.

Sound strategy. Kids may even see it's water cooling without even checking benchmarks.

To be honest, it is impressive how air coolers can dissipate heat just as fast.
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Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

They know what they're doing. They're cheap fan motors. People see temps before seeing noise.

Sound strategy. Kids may even see it's water cooling without even checking benchmarks.

To be honest, it is impressive how air coolers can dissipate heat just as fast.

Air coolers are huge and untidy. Main reason I stopped using them.
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good to know my 110 is still in second place biggrin.gif

Added to the stock fans with UK3000 for push pull and dropped fan speed to 800rpm. Now i dont hear fans ... just the tick tick tick of the pump thumb.gif
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Air coolers are huge and untidy.

That's what she said. tongue.gif
post #27 of 94
I just switched from a custom loop back to an AiO again and went with the H105.
Really loving it so far.

I am also pretty impressed by the stock fans actually. I thought I read somewhere that they have an operating range of 800-2000 RPM or something. As it turned out I can run them at 350RPM in idle which is an pretty impressive range IMO.

Also, when I run them on 1300RPM or something I only loose around 2-3°C compared to full speed.

Still, going to replace them with SP120 in push/pull lateron today.



Also, the pump is much much quieter than the pumps on my former H100i and Kraken x60.
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post #28 of 94
I just don't think the H105, or any Hydro-Series for that matter, is worth such high praise. Also, I think Corsair quality control on their Hydro line is either extremely forgiving or lacking in general. Here's my experience over the years:

System1:
H50 -> worked great
H80 -> worked great

System 2:
H100 -> extremely noisy pump
H100 -> one fan didn't respond to power
H100 -> worked great

System 3:
H105 -> noisy pump and annoying fans
H100i -> noisy fans
H110 -> works alright but I can already hear a fan bearing clicking after 2 weeks use

I think the H110 is going to be my last foray into the AiO for a while. My new rule: either put it under water the proper way or get a high-end air cooler.
post #29 of 94
By the way, if I were controlling Noctua, I'd release the NH-D16-Waterblocked, it would be an NH-D15 with additional water flow in it.

Droooool.


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Air coolers are huge and untidy. Main reason I stopped using them.

And sturdy. And reliable.
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post #30 of 94
Corsair just replaced my H100 for an H100i. And now this is out.. I might sell the h100i for this smile.gif
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