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Nice, i am a an of carbon fiber myself but haven't done it yet. have you seen the chart on back of the box? does it have the overclocked i7 failing with stock cooler, i always laugh at that and say no crap.

Yeah i figure the CF would make it not so boring lol, not to mention the way the pump is oriented the "corsair" logo was sideways. Yeah I saw that on the back and was like "Duh"rolleyes.gif
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a h100i, but before I do, can someone answer a few questions for me? biggrin.gif

1) Would replacing the stock TIM be worth it? Which one would you recommend if so?
2) I have an i5-3570k, every chip is different, but would it be unreasonable to expect a 4.5 overclock? (the chip was purchased its February past)
3) the way the rad would mount in my case would allow both fans to be seen from the outside, and they clash horribly with my color scheme. Would replacing the stock fans with corsair SP120 quiet editions be quietest than the stock fans and not have any issues connecting?
4) Finally, I can't understand how this corsair link works. My mobo does not control fans that well (z77e-itx), does this link software allow for complete fan control or whatever the mobo is capable of?

Thanks for the help!
    
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a h100i, but before I do, can someone answer a few questions for me? biggrin.gif

1) Would replacing the stock TIM be worth it? Which one would you recommend if so?
2) I have an i5-3570k, every chip is different, but would it be unreasonable to expect a 4.5 overclock? (the chip was purchased its February past)
3) the way the rad would mount in my case would allow both fans to be seen from the outside, and they clash horribly with my color scheme. Would replacing the stock fans with corsair SP120 quiet editions be quietest than the stock fans and not have any issues connecting?
4) Finally, I can't understand how this corsair link works. My mobo does not control fans that well (z77e-itx), does this link software allow for complete fan control or whatever the mobo is capable of?

Thanks for the help!

Ill try and answer you questions, Im a bit of a noob tho.

1) Replacing the stock time might be worth it. Im not sure of the quality of the Corsair TIM, but I hear that coolermasters TIM is pretty good. Either way your probably looking at maybe 2c difference between the best TIM and you average TIM.

2) Really 4.5ghz should be easily achievable. I have the 3570k and I am able to get 4.5ghz at 1.23v on my H55. But thats not to say that your chip might be a bunk chip and you might not be able to hit 4.5ghz

3) Replacing the fans would be fine. They should come with the same 2 or 3 pin connectors that the stock fans come with. Another thing to look at is the static pressure and CFM, if the fans you want have lower static pressure then you would more then likely see a drop in cooling performance, by how much I dont know. They are 37db fans so yes there is quieter ones out there, but quieter usually means less flow.

4) Corsair link attaches to a USB header, allows you to view temps and such. If the fans are hooked to the mobo then Corsair link should allow you to control them. I have heard of people having issues with corsair link tho.

Hopefully I answered some of your questions, maybe someone else will chime in who has more knowledge.
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corsair was using a shin etzu tim. i dont which and if they changed.
sp120 quiets move air but not close to what the stock or sp120 perf push. go with gt ap-15 if you have the cash or yate loon 1650 or swiftech helix fans or even the xspc fanswhich i believe are yate loons.
swiftech has some really good fans.
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it is not worth it to change the tim, corsair uses top of the line tim on their hydro series coolers.
you should have no problem reaching 4.5GHz i can get 4.4 without changing the voltage on mine, yours might be different.
you would have no problems connecting any fans to the corsair unit, but 4pin is usually preferred.
the H100i and H80i fan control system would have no problem running just fine no matter what motherboard you have, IF you have an open usb header on your board and you have a supported operating system.
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Ill try and answer you questions, Im a bit of a noob tho.

1) Replacing the stock time might be worth it. Im not sure of the quality of the Corsair TIM, but I hear that coolermasters TIM is pretty good. Either way your probably looking at maybe 2c difference between the best TIM and you average TIM.

2) Really 4.5ghz should be easily achievable. I have the 3570k and I am able to get 4.5ghz at 1.23v on my H55. But thats not to say that your chip might be a bunk chip and you might not be able to hit 4.5ghz

3) Replacing the fans would be fine. They should come with the same 2 or 3 pin connectors that the stock fans come with. Another thing to look at is the static pressure and CFM, if the fans you want have lower static pressure then you would more then likely see a drop in cooling performance, by how much I dont know. They are 37db fans so yes there is quieter ones out there, but quieter usually means less flow.

4) Corsair link attaches to a USB header, allows you to view temps and such. If the fans are hooked to the mobo then Corsair link should allow you to control them. I have heard of people having issues with corsair link tho.

Hopefully I answered some of your questions, maybe someone else will chime in who has more knowledge.

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corsair was using a shin etzu tim. i dont which and if they changed.
sp120 quiets move air but not close to what the stock or sp120 perf push. go with gt ap-15 if you have the cash or yate loon 1650 or swiftech helix fans or even the xspc fanswhich i believe are yate loons.
swiftech has some really good fans.

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Originally Posted by Bazinga69 View Post

it is not worth it to change the tim, corsair uses top of the line tim on their hydro series coolers.
you should have no problem reaching 4.5GHz i can get 4.4 without changing the voltage on mine, yours might be different.
you would have no problems connecting any fans to the corsair unit, but 4pin is usually preferred.
the H100i and H80i fan control system would have no problem running just fine no matter what motherboard you have, IF you have an open usb header on your board and you have a supported operating system.

You guys are awesome! Thanks for the help! Sounds like replacing the tim is a waste, won't do that. Happy to hear 4.5 is hittable easily as long as my cpu isn't a bunk one *crosses fingers*
As for the fans, I want the sp120 quiets for their looks and hopefully quietness compared to the default fans. I understand there are better options out there, but they don't look as nice Imo and I'm not overly sensitive to noise. Last question, though, does corsair link have any issues with windows 8. I he website shows windows 8 support but that doesn't necessarily mean bug free.
    
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You guys are awesome! Thanks for the help! Sounds like replacing the tim is a waste, won't do that. Happy to hear 4.5 is hittable easily as long as my cpu isn't a bunk one *crosses fingers*
As for the fans, I want the sp120 quiets for their looks and hopefully quietness compared to the default fans. I understand there are better options out there, but they don't look as nice Imo and I'm not overly sensitive to noise. Last question, though, does corsair link have any issues with windows 8. I he website shows windows 8 support but that doesn't necessarily mean bug free.

I would stay away from Corsair Link right now. I know some people including myself where it doesn't show the right speeds and all that. For my setup I just use a fan controller instead. The SP120 quiet fans will be great for keeping temps down during gaming and everyday use. Not so much for benchmarking though.
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a h100i, but before I do, can someone answer a few questions for me? biggrin.gif

1) Would replacing the stock TIM be worth it? Which one would you recommend if so?
2) I have an i5-3570k, every chip is different, but would it be unreasonable to expect a 4.5 overclock? (the chip was purchased its February past)
3) the way the rad would mount in my case would allow both fans to be seen from the outside, and they clash horribly with my color scheme. Would replacing the stock fans with corsair SP120 quiet editions be quietest than the stock fans and not have any issues connecting?
4) Finally, I can't understand how this corsair link works. My mobo does not control fans that well (z77e-itx), does this link software allow for complete fan control or whatever the mobo is capable of?

Thanks for the help!

1. No, Corsair's TIM has generally been pretty good out of the box. You can always change it later, so might as well try it the first time. Unless they changed their paste from the H50, it should be Shin Etsu (was/is one of the better ones).

3. SP120 quiet editions may not work with CorsairLink if that's what you mean by connecting. People have had problems connecting SP120 Performance editions and speed control working properly. Your mileage may vary.

4. CorsairLink is a monitoring and fan control utility that interfaces with the onboard controller on the H100i. The h100i/CorsairLink works well with the fans the h100i comes with (cheaper version of the SP120 P). Using other fans with it is hit or miss. it for sure does not work with Gentle Typhoon AP-15s and SP120 Ps. I tried it with Ap-15s and the speeds change uber slowly. We're talking 30 seconds to a few minutes to change a few hundred rpm.

For motherboard fan control, are you letting it control them automatically or have you tried something like SpeedFan (works better if your motherboard cant respond fast/adequately enough).
 
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As for the fans, I want the sp120 quiets for their looks and hopefully quietness compared to the default fans. I understand there are better options out there, but they don't look as nice Imo and I'm not overly sensitive to noise.

I myself just replaced the Corsair H100i stock fans with an SP120 Performance Edition. They're a lot more quiet than the stock fans, even when both are full speed. I'd choose that over the SP120 Quiet Edition as it doesn't move as much air based on the specs. You can always use the included step-down resistor if the SP120 Perf sounds too loud for your tastes.

I am so glad that I replaced my stock fans with SP120s, because the stock fans had this annoying "humming" sound when I set the speed at "Balanced" fan profile via Corsair Link. All gone with the SP120, and temps didn't really change.

I'm not using Corsair Link anymore for controlling fan speed since I used SP120 PE's, I am using my case's built in 3-step fan controller. I set the speed at maximum while gaming/benching to get the best airflow possible. None of the annoying humming sounds from the stock fans. But it's dead silent at the lowest fan settings, perfect for simple web browsing, etc. smile.gif
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All I can say, One man's garbage is another man's art. Wait, are you going to paint like that to your Corsair hydro radiator? If not, we're going way out of topic here.

Yes, I am, but not that purple paint...the other one, the white with splatters of paint.
 
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