Originally Posted by Radnad
Exactly why custom water cooling is so expensive, because true performance cooling is not cheap. Pay $80-100 for the best air cooler OR AIO, and I will bet the air cooler will meet or beat the AIO everytime. AIO is a stop/gap measure for people who "think" they're getting on water, but its all marketing hype imo. Asetek made it worse in the beginning by sueing which gave AIO's credibility. If there was never a lawsuit, I don't think we would have 90% of the AIO's we do now.
Go good air or custom loop or don't OC. Feel for you totally...
I knew what I was getting into performance wise, I more grabbed it just to make things interesting.
I'd really have no issue with it, if it just actually worked like it should.
cruddy noisy pump, crappy noise from fans due to crap design on voltage with fans hooked up to h100i block, fans that are loud as hello-kitty and don't last (probably in no small part from crappy voltage regulation from the h100i or something)
I mean, one of the bling factors is the LED and almost 2 years later I still can't get the thing to stay one color after a reboot...I mean seriously, how do you make a product, with an LED that changes colors, and after 2 years can't fix the software to make it work after 2 years heh.
or like, I went to check for a firmware update and its not on the product page, I couldn't find it on there forums and I went to do it the way your supposed to on the actual product itself in Corsair Link and the options not even there anymore haha.
It's just been a disaster, turned me off of corsair and AIO cooling, next time I'll setup a custom loop, with parts that I know are going to fail, with companies that I know have a good no hassle warranty, and that actually works haha.
I really wish I hadn't picked up the h100i so early in its life, maybe there new version is better idk, but I'll never find out personally