Originally Posted by DireLeon2010
Was thinking of moving up to an H80, but I saw a bunch of bad reviews on the Egg including ones about leaking? (The reviews got set to only show 'worst reviews' first
Kinda freaked me out though) What causes leaks on these things? Want to know what to avoid doing.
You have to remember that 90% of reviewers on Newegg and Tiger Direct really have no clue. People who know next to nothing but give themselves full tech marks. Putting hard drive cages in backwards, over flexing tubing and complaining about leaking. Not measuring or checking specs for fit before ordering.
Sometimes, just for a laugh when I'm bored, I'll go to those sites and read the reviews on things I own and I know are good products. As the saying goes, most of them don't know their a$$ from a hole in the ground.
One guy, who called himself an enthusiast, bought a perfectly working H70 from me and claimed he couldn't get it to work and that I sold him a faulty used water cooler. Meanwhile, I had posts all over this site with temperature charts and pictures showing it working perfectly before I replaced it with an H100.
Here are a couple of facts for you:
1: The H80 gets excellent reviews from review sites.
2: Sites like the one you're on right now rank the H80 fairly high.
3. Corsair warranties the H80 for five (5) years.
4. In any case I've heard of where a Corsair cooler leaked due to a manufacturing defect (and I can count them on one hand), Corsair has replaced any equipment that was damaged by the leaking, at times with better equipment.
Most of these water coolers are made by two companies, and they have been around long enough to get the manufacturing down pretty good. As you can see, many people put multiple different water coolers in their cases for CPU, and one or two GPUs as well. Obviously these people trust the manufacturers to put that many closed loop water coolers in their cases.