Originally Posted by RX7-2nr
H100 on low (completely silent with the right fans) is equal to H80 on medium. H100 on med is equal to H80 on high, H100 wins. this is all that I said. I said if you have the space in your case, get the h100. that statement still stands. it beats the H100. the price is almost the same between the H80/H100- but the H100 is better in all regards (assuming you have the space). the H60 is can be bought for half the price of either of them.
if you are trying to point out the fact that its only by a few degrees, this is always the case. the difference from the mighty noctua d14 and other so called "crappy coolers" is still only a few degrees. its always a matter of a few degrees. these guys that argue non-stop about the differences of thermal pastes argue about a tenth of a degree difference.
By your own chart:
H100 High: 48.6
H80 High: 51.9
51.9 - 48.6 = 3.3c, which is a small difference. That's by your chart, which I have no idea where it came from. Other reviews have gotten less of a difference
. In fact, the case you put the coolers in could account for a degree or two as well, since not all cases provide the best airflow for both sizes of cooler. Hell, even just changing from exhaust to intake on the H80 would make as much of a difference, or changing the type of fan you use (which many people do).
As I stated to begin with, a person should use which ever cooler fits the best in their case since both coolers perform so closely. Also note that by your own chart, the H60 is outperformed by the H80 on high by about 5c. Still, that's not all that much (the H60 is still a good cooler), but it's not better than the H80. I'm only considering maximum performance here. And I also point out again that there are many other reviews out there (I provided links to two of them) that place the H80 closer to the H100 than your chart does, but again only by a degree, give or take.
Personally, I have never argued over a 10th of a degree, or even one or two or three degrees. In my opinion, that much of a difference is basically no difference. Perhaps it may make a difference to someone pushing their CPU right to the edge.
As I said in the first place. The H60 does not outperform the H80, and the H80 and H100 are so close in performance that IMO it's best to use whichever fits your case (and budget) the best. The H80 is basically $20 less than the H100. If you're interested in 1-3c for $20, and you have the space, then fine. I see no problem with the H100 (in fact, I bought one the day they became available). However, if 1-3c is not worth $20 to you, or the H100 won't fit in your case then rest assured that if you go with an H80 you've still made a good choice. Or, if the H100 won't fit in your case, the H80 will still do a great job. If 5C is no big deal, then by all means go with the H60. It's still a good choice.