today Ive bought h100i, and Im a little bit dissappointed. I had antec 620 cpu cooler before corsair h100i. Antec had 120mm rad, and I thought that 240mm rad on h100i gonna perform at least better, but after installing it I found out that the temps are even higher over antec. I still got a feeling that Im doing something wrong. Could someone say if my temps are too high for h100i or not?
i5 3570k (non overclocked), gtx770, psu corsair tx750. case bitfenix prodigy.
with antec I had
idle 27-33 C, and 67C under a full load. (ambient temp was 23-25C)
and h100i has
idle 29-34 C, and 71C under a full load. (ambient temp was even smaller 20C)
both configs were with corsair SP120 QE, with one exception that antec had 2 sp fans in a push/pull mode, and h100i is on a pull.
I even tried to make a push pull with h100i stock fans, but the situation didnt improoved at all.
My antec rad got hot under a load, but h100i is cold as rock and becomes a little bit warm under a full load.
I didnt overclocked cpu at all, and I think people have even smaller temps with the same cpu, but after overclocking.
Does any one has any suggestions to this situation?
I think the problem can be caused by backplate issue. I saw many people were telling that it doesnt holds good enough. When I placed the h100i for first time, I had temps over 80 under a load, so I uninstalled it and noticed that thermal compound applied only to a half of the cpu. Co apllied some other thermal compound and placed a pump tubes on the other side. And temps were 2-3 degrees smaller than now. Than I wanted to look if thermal compound was applied on the hole cpu so I took the pump off and it was ok. After thatre moved old TC I applied new thermal compound, this time some of cooler master tc. I think its not good enough that why the temps are 2-3 degrees higher, but still I think that temps are too hight even with a chep thermal compound. Could it be because of the backplate issue?
thanx for responses