Originally Posted by Cheaptrick
I'll go with the older Antec KUHLER H2O 920 instead of Corsair H80i. The Antec hybrid if not the same size has a thicker 120 mm rad & priced almost half. In terms of performance it's about the same or very small difference on the 2 hybrids. As of the Corsair hybrid, your buying the name itself. Most of this hybrid coolers were either made by Asetek or CooIt then package & rebranded by such companies as Antec, Corsair, etc.http://www.directron.com/kuhlerh2o920.html?gsear=1
yeah, H80i definitely cost more if Not double than the AK H20 920 in my area,& is definitely more vfm & is the more natural choice for those on budget!!!
I would have easily gone for that,if hadn't I liked the "bling bling" /led RGB Indicators on the H80i bit more(better than the 920) & the fact that Corsair in my area has better support than Antec!
The only clincher between them would be primarily noise & then cooling,,if I take performance of both of them at par!
If the Antec's have the edge on the N &C ,I might just shift to the H20 920 & forget being the little bling sucker of the H80i's that I'm !!!
Originally Posted by GoodInk
Very true, I will say CM did say that they made their's but really it performs about the same as the others. I thought it was funny all the Corsair fan boys dogged CoolIt systems when the H60 came out, then when Corsair switched over to CoolIt for their OEM the fan boys were praising Corsair because of how much better the new cooler were and dogged the Asetek kits. What they didn't know was it was the same coolers they had been dogging the entire time just with Corsair's name on it and now were dogging their old coolers.)
(I might have got the OEM's backward, it's been awhile but you get the idea)
Thanks for the insight,but I ain't any brands fan boy,except my choice meeting my demands !
Also, one important question begging reply...how bad would a H80i whine/make noise in a p&p setup under load for a O.C'd fx8350 upto 4.5/4.6 or maybe upto 4.8 ghz?
*I simply cant stand the fragging noise of the Fx8350's stock fans under load,it's sort of jet engine on run(,if that is any indicator of my noise sensitivity ! //though at ideal,the noise is acceptable.
As I said previously,how comfortable/easy would the H80i take the loads of a oc'd fx8350,particularly comparing with the AMD stock cooler fan & its noise?
To factor in together with India's High ambient Summer Room temperature ,what would be then be the Best LWC for maximum cooling in my case?
I had given up upon the Air coolers because I think they wouldn't cut it for an effective cooling,particularly for a OC'd 8350 & the bigger ones would NOT fit without conflicting with the Tall vengeance RAM's!
If I need to reorganize my plans for the most effective cooling, what should be it?
...of course in my limited budget & the limited confines of a Storm Scout2 without much mod ?
#Think i have come far astray from the main topic here ,maybe i need to start a new thread in the proper subsections here!
Anyway,I need to thank you "Big", guys for the great help you have been & wanting to help a noob like me !
Still more advices & pointers very welcome !Edited by Kinnar - 9/21/13 at 3:01pm